Downer Telco apprentice crowned Trainee of the Year

Chloe News, Telco

Andrew Kennett of Downer NZ (right) receives his Trainee of the Year award from Connetics CEO Jono Brent  Telco apprentice Andrew Kennett has been crowned Trainee of the Year at the Annual Connection Excellence Awards 2016. Andrew, who works for Downer NZ in Auckland, not only scooped the top Trainee of the Year, but also the Telecommunications Trainee of the …

An industry first for the rural contracting sector

Chloe News

(Story courtesy of: Rural News/Rural Contractors New Zealand) Helen Slattery is the rural contracting sector’s first woman to gain a National Certificate in Infrastructure Works Supervision Level 5. A Rural Contractors New Zealand (RCNZ) board member and partner in the Matamata firm Slattery Contracting, Slattery has penetrated the ‘glass ceiling’ to be the industry’s first woman to gain a National …

Industry’s best to battle it out at Annual Connection

Chloe Energy, News

It’s hands on for the top Energy Industry staff this week as they pit their skills against fellow workers from around the country. Teams from power companies around the country – including one from Australia – will be demonstrating their skills and expertise in a series of fast paced line mechanic and cable jointer competitions at the 2016 Annual Connection …

Canterbury leading the way with Civil Trades

Chloe Civil Trades, News

Pictured: Tony Foster of Fletcher Construction (right) with Connexis CEO Helmut Modlik Tony Foster of Fletcher Construction is the latest Cantabrian to become Civil Trades Certified. He follows in the footsteps of Che Gallagher of Fletcher Construction and Barry Bowen and Wes Jefferys of City Care, who were part of an initial pilot group who graduated at the end of …

Connexis August eNewsletters out now!

Chloe Civil Trades, Energy, eNews, News, Telco

Read the latest news from Connexis in our August eNewsletters – out now! Want to join our mailing list? Sign up here. Civil & Water Industry eNews  In this issue: Next round of Civil Trades graduates announced Getting ‘Young Fellas’ into Civil Trades Connexis Company Awards 2016 Connexis Board news Transport sector welcomes Barbara Harrison Got a Trade Future Business Leaders Forum …

Top Connexis trainees inspired at Got a Trade Future Business Leaders Forum

Chloe News

Paraone Muru of Horizon Energy with Minister Louise Upston at the Got a Trade Future Business Leaders Forum Ten of Connexis’ most promising trainees were excited to be chosen to take part in a recent knowledge-sharing forum. Seeing this as a great opportunity to extend their skills and knowledge, and further their career prospects, the group spent the day listening, learning …

Winners announced at the Connexis Company Awards 2016

Chloe News

Winners and Judges at the Connexis Company Awards 2016 (From left to right): Helmut Modlik -Connexis CEO and competition judge; Kaye McGrail of Texco; Graeme McNicholl of Texco; David Howard of CCL; Dale Scrimshaw of CCL; John Bryant of Higgins; and Ross McArthur, Civil Trades Evaluator and competition judge.   A Lower Hutt based civil infrastructure company has scooped a national …

Secondary school students sample the Water Industry

Chloe News, Water

A group of secondary school students enjoyed a behind the scenes taste of the water industry recently experiencing what it takes to provide Auckland with clean, safe drinking water. The students were taking part in a five-day ‘Water Taster’ programme this week – an initiative of Connexis, designed to show young people how the industry works and to encourage them …

Winners announced at Connexis Women in Infrastructure Awards 2016

Chloe News, Ultimit / Women in Infrastructure

Women in Infrastructure Awards 2016 winners: Winnie Rawiri-King of the Electricity Supply Apprentice Programme (left) and Suzanne Naylor of Watercare Services (right) The outstanding achievements of women employed in New Zealand’s Infrastructure industry came to the stage in Wellington today. The annual Connexis ‘Celebration of Women in Infrastructure’ lunch at Te Papa recognised a group of women from around the …

Christchurch high school students try out a day’s work at City Care

Chloe News

Christchurch high school students recently tried out a day in the life of a City Care worker as part of a nationwide drive to encourage teenagers to embark on a career in trades and services. Students from Shirley Boys and Kaiapoi High Schools visited City Care – a major player in helping rebuild Christchurch’s infrastructure after the earthquake – for …