The people in our sectors achieve great things, and we recognise these bright stars with our annual awards and scholarships. 

Our awards and scholarships

Apprentice of the Year Award

This title goes to a high-potential trainee who has gained skills and qualifications that will help them improve the wellbeing of New Zealanders, through the medium of sport, recreation or performing arts.

Skills Active Exercise Awards

Skills Active supports two awards for the exercise industry. These are presented at the NZ Exercise Industry Awards.

Volunteer Development Scholarship

This scholarship recognises and celebrates the achievements of volunteers who give their time to support the community and help shape the sport, recreation or performing arts.

Small Business Scholarship

This scholarship recognises small and medium businesses that demonstrate a strong commitment to promoting knowledge and skill development for their staff, in order to meet current and future workforce challenges.