Southland Plumber on a winning trajectory
Plumber Adam is taking care of business
In 2014, Adam entered the WorldSkillsNZ Regional competition in Southland. He went on to take the Gold Medal in the Nationals in Hamilton that year. From there, Adam won the gold medal in the Oceania competition and rose to world class success winning a ‘Medallion of Excellence’ and ‘Best in Nation’ awards in the WorldSkills International final competition in São Paulo Brazil.
He says anyone in vocational training should give it a go. “There are great experiences up for grabs that people just don’t realise. You have nothing to lose.”
Adam says, given the opportunity in the future he wouldn’t hesitate supporting an apprentice or staff member to compete in the WorldSkillsNZ competitions.
“It is good advertising for a business. When I won, my name and my employer’s name ‘Jackson Plumbing’ was plastered everywhere. It is the best advertising you can ever get. It shows that your workers and workplace are of high calibre.”
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Dalton Electrical has supported three competitors and two skills experts to World Skills competitions in London 2011, Germany 2013, and in Abu Dhabi 2017. Their purpose statement is “To be the first choice industrial electrical company as seen by customers and employees” and one of the key ways we achieve this is by “Training and retaining technically superior people”.