Lead role at World Skills

Franklin County News - - BUSINESS -

Pukekohe’s Luke Boustridge has been elected World Chief Ex­pert for the elec­tri­cal sec­tor for World Skills, the world’s largest trades skills com­pe­ti­tion

Boustridge is a spe­cial projects man­ager for the Elec­tri­cal Train­ing Com­pany. The elec­tion, with vot­ing from del­e­gates from 40 coun­tries, was held at World Skills 2017, which ran in Abu Dhabi last month. Boustridge will now lead del­e­gates in in­ter­na­tional prepa­ra­tions for the next World Skills, held in Rus­sia, 2019.

‘‘It is a very big job and it is an hon­our to be elected with a con­sen­sus from your in­dus­try peers from 40 na­tions,’’ he said.

1300 young peo­ple from 59 coun­tries and re­gions show­cased their tal­ent in 51 skills cat­e­gories. It was the first time the event had been held in the Mid­dle East and 200,000 vis­i­tors at­tended over the four days. Boustridge first at­tended World Skills as a con­tes­tant, in the elec­tri­cal cat­e­gory in 2007.

Luke Boustridge.

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