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

11 November 2019

TradeQual Dinner 2019

Congratulations to all the graduates at the annual TradeQual Awards held last Friday evening. Presentations took place during a Gala Dinner, at the Ascot Park Hotel. Gareth Dykes from FI Innovations, was not only the guest speaker, but a graduate himself. An inspirational story from Gareth and his journey to the success of their business.

The event was hosted by Southland Chamber of Commerce and co-ordinated by Dave and his team from Southern Directionz Ltd.

A big thank you again to all our sponsors, these awards would not be attainable with out your support.

Southern Institute of Technology
ILT Stadium Southland
Community Trust South
NZCU South
Great South
Mayors Task Force
Southland Manufacturers Trust
Craigs Design & Print