Lead role at World Skills
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.