Apprentice sheet-fed printers have only one more week to get their entries into this year’s regional competition.Last year, Kieran Dale of Logick Print & Graphics scooped a bronze medal at the international WorldSkills sheet-fed printing competition. With this success in mind, PrintNZ have encouraged apprentices to enter by sending a letter and entry form to all eligible apprentices and their employers.
Entries close 16 July 2008. In mid August, the regional competition sees apprentices complete a test job under supervision in their workplace, which is then sent off for judging. Finalists are selected to compete at the national competition held in September, in Wellington. The winner of the nationals, who meets all eligibility criteria, is trained in preparation for the bi-annual international competition. The next international competition takes place in Canada in 2009.
To enter the regional competition apprentices, need to have finished at least Level 3 of their apprenticeship, or have completed their apprenticeship in 2008.
Anyone needing further information should contact Heather Letfus at PrintNZ on 027 249 1037 or email email@example.com