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TradeQual Southland | Southland Chamber of Commerce

TradeQual Southland

TradeQual Southland hosts an annual graduation dinner and presentation evening to acknowledge the efforts and contribution of the trades industry, including:

  • the achievement of newly qualified trades people
  • employer’s contributions towards ‘on the job’ training
  • relevant Industry Trade Training organisation
  • the value of the trades for the regional economy

TradeQual is an evening of celebration and includes an official dinner with Guest Speaker. TradeQual is designed to up-market the ‘trades’ for professional career options and help present the area of trades with a deserving higher public perception.

During the evening, a certificate is presented on behalf of the business community by the three Mayors of Southland and the President of the Chamber of Commerce to all the graduates that attend the event.

To be eligible, graduates must:

  • have graduated within the year of presentation with a NZQA level 4 qualification or deemed equivalent
  • be currently working with a domiciled Southland employer
  • be associated to the building, construction, infrastructural or their supportive trades or other additional trades as determined by the Southland Chamber of Commerce

Dave McKissock and the team at Southern Directionz assist with the co-ordination of this event.

Principal Sponsor

Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Past Events

13 November 2017

TradeQual Dinner 2017

On Friday night TradeQual graduates & their friends & family were spellbound listening to the very inspirational speech by our guest speaker Rodney Lonneker. Rodney & wife Amanda are the owners of Pankhurst Sawmilling where Rodney has risen up the ranks from Millhand through to Operations Manager all the while completing study in 3 trades over a period of 10 years showing true Southland spirit & is an inspiration to the new Graduates.