Friday May 6, 2016
If you’re a budding graphic designer or game developer with your eyes on the world stage – get in quick! You have just ten more days to register for the WorldSkills NZ regional competitions which will take place at ACG Yoobee campuses in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch on May 28.
WorldSkills is the largest skills competition on the planet – like the Olympics, but not for athletes! Stand out at the regionals, and you might get picked to compete in the nationals in September. And from there? If you’re a real hotshot you could be on your way to Abu Dhabi next year for World champs. Whilst there, you’ll be battling it out with other young talented folk from more than 50 different countries, competing in 50 different categories!
ACG Yoobee is sponsoring the only two digital design categories in the New Zealand WorldSkills competition – game development and graphic design. This is the first time ever that WorldSkills has included a category for game development. Just goes to show, it’s one of the world’s hottest new industries!
According to event organiser Sherein Abdel-Al this is an opportunity not to be missed.
“For young people in the creative industries keen to take on the world, this is the perfect platform. In fact this competition could be a game changer when it comes to career opportunities. Many who compete at an international level go on to be head-hunted by the best creative agencies and studios around the globe,” says Sherein.
If you enter, you’ll have a full day to complete a brief and will be judged by some of the best in the business.
“WorldSkills is dedicated to young people growing and developing to high performance levels within their industry and competing is a great way to showcase talent and see how skills stack up. Training for this event builds technical skills, develops mental toughness and time management, as well as creativity, and boosts confidence. These competitions also provide excellent networking opportunities and look great on a CV.”
WorldSkills takes place every two years and is open to young people who are either studying or working in that specific field. Last year the WorldSkills International event was held in Sao Paulo, and drew contestants from 59 countries. ACG Yoobee graphic design graduate Tim Wightman was one of them (pictured here).
“It was an amazing experience,” says Tim. “Such a great opportunity to test my skills on the world stage, meet like-minded people and open my eyes to a different culture.”
If you want to be part of the action, register now! Make your mark at WorldSkills regionals on May 28!