Christopher Gilbertson, known to his colleagues as Gilby, has been working in outdoor recreation for 25 years. Now, his commitment, passion and positivity are in the spotlight as he competes for the title of Skills Active Aotearoa Apprentice of the Year.
Hollie Girvan had a clear vision, which helped her accomplish a swim teacher apprenticeship and a primary teaching degree at the same time – and now she is in the running to be the Skills Active Aotearoa Apprentice of the Year.
Mariano Garcia Nani supports swimmers of all abilities to find and celebrate their swimming strengths, and he’s in the running for Apprentice of the Year with Skills Active Aotearoa, the industry training organisation for aquatics.
The government is going ahead with reforming New Zealand’s vocational training sector. Despite the removal of industry training organisations, the reform provides a rare opportunity to have a say in how people are trained for work in your sector, and input into the skills training that you need.