PRESS RELEASE: Girls with Hi-vis Month Underway

Chloe Civil Trades, Energy, News, Telco, Ultimit / Women in Infrastructure, Water

Women around the country are donning Hi-Vis attire this month for a ‘hands on’ taste of working in the Infrastructure Industry. The annual ‘Girls with Hi-Vis’ initiative lead by Connexis – the Infrastructure Industry Training Organisation (ITO) – sees staff already working in the Infrastructure Industry inviting sisters, daughters, friends, cousins and wives to work for a day for a …

PRESS RELEASE: Women key target to boost infrastructure numbers

Chloe Civil Trades, Energy, News, Telco, Ultimit / Women in Infrastructure

The Government’s recent announcement of an $11 billion investment into infrastructure signals the need for recruiting more quality workers into the industry. New Zealand’s infrastructure industry is already short of skilled staff with a prediction of 25,000 more workers required to meet industry demand over the next 3 years. Connexis sees women as key to filling these roles. Connexis Interim-Chief Executive …

PRESS RELEASE: Enter now for the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Awards

Chloe News, Ultimit / Women in Infrastructure

Winners of the NAWIC Excellence Awards 2016: From left to right Donna Howell (NAWIC president), Lynne Makepeace, Vanessa Coxhead, Vanessa Carswell, Carolyn Pitman, Karen Sanderson, Gemma Collins, Carmen Sutton, Natalie Thornton and Megan Rule ENTRY CLOSING DATE: Monday, 5 June 2017 at 9:00pm An amazing rollercoaster ride that has resulted in a promotion is how Natalie Thornton describes her experience of …

Meeting the Water skills challenge

Chloe News, Water

The renewal of ageing infrastructure is one of the biggest challenges facing the 3 Waters over the next 30 years. With an investment in the region of $45.2 billion planned in the next 15 years alone, construction activity will soon be at an all-time high in the sector. So too will the demand for competent, qualified people to carry out …

PRESS RELEASE: Government funding boost welcomed by Infrastructure Industry

Chloe Civil Trades, News

The Government’s recently announced $11 billion investment into infrastructure over the coming years has been welcomed by the industry. Brian Warren, President, Civil Contractors New Zealand (CCNZ) says that the sector has the capacity and availability to undertake the increased work that will result from the increased Government investment. “This is helped by having a formalised Civil Trades Certification that …

April 2017 eNewsletters out now!

Chloe Civil Trades, Energy, eNews, News, Telco

Read the latest news from Connexis in our April eNewsletters – out now! Want to join our mailing list? Sign up here. Civil & Water Industry eNews In this issue: Qualifications: Civil and Water reviews, plus – new Asset Management and Surveying qualifications Get your entries in for the CCNZ/Connexis Company Awards 2017 Important information re: Water block courses Latest Certified …

PRESS RELEASE: Higgins employee makes his mark

Chloe Civil Trades, News

Michael Collett is presented with his certificate onsite by Higgins CEO David Geor (left) and Canterbury Regional Manager Maru Rout (right). Hearing challenges aren’t a barrier to success in the Civil Infrastructure Industry for one long-time Higgins Christchurch employee. Michael Collett has worked in the Civil Industry for more than 25 years and has just achieved a New Zealand Certificate …

PRESS RELEASE: Carving out a career in the Energy Industry

Chloe Energy, News

17-year-old Ellie Pugh is carving herself a successful career in the Energy Industry, a traditionally male dominated domain, in the true spirit of International Women’s Day today (Wednesday 8 March 2017). Ellie was introduced and recruited into the Industry via Girls with Hi-Vis®, an annual initiative driven by Connexis – the Infrastructure Industry Training Organisation (ITO) – designed to attract …

Save the date! Annual Connection 2017

Chloe Civil Trades, Energy, News, Telco

We are excited to announce that Annual Connection will return to Mystery Creek in Hamilton from 12-14 September 2017 – a month earlier than usual. This iconic event is the highlight of the Energy and Telco Industry calendar and showcases the talents of its brightest stars. You won’t want to miss it! Here’s what’s happening and when. Lock these dates in …