WorldSkills Winners

Eleven MITO apprentices and graduates recently competed in the automotive technology and automotive refinishing categories at the National WorldSkills competition at Wintec.

They joined 56 regional competition finalists from across the country who showcased their respective skills in 14 industry categories. Each competitor completed a specific project over two days, replicating problems and tasks that they would encounter in their daily jobs.

MITO would like to congratulate the following competitors:

  • Cameron Bone from Fleet Street Panel Beaters, North Shore - Silver in Automotive Refinishing
  • Logan Candy from the New Zealand Defence Force - Gold in Automotive Technology
  • Jeff Sutton from CLAAS Harvest Centre, Southland - Silver in Automotive Technology
  • Morgan Lovelace from Keith Andrews Trucks Limited, Whangarei - Bronze in Automotive Technology

Logan, Jeff and Morgan also received Best in Region awards which is a fantastic result.

The medal winners who meet eligibility criteria will now compete for selection to the Tool Blacks, New Zealand's representative team, at the WorldSkills Oceania Competition in Melbourne early next year, and later for the 2017 WorldSkills International Competition in Abu Dhabi.