PRESS RELEASE: First woman in NZ completes Civil Trades Certification

Chloe Civil Trades, Ultimit / Women in Infrastructure

Pearl Jury is the first woman in New Zealand to gain her Civil Trades Certification leading the way for women working in the infrastructure industry. Civil Trades Certification (CTC), introduced in December 2015, is the nationally recognised accreditation programme for civil contractors in New Zealand. CTC is run through infrastructure industry training organisation, Connexis. Since the launch more than 250 …

PRESS RELEASE: Connexis Chair Retires

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

The Chair of Connexis, the infrastructure ITO, Frances Hague announced her retirement recently. The Board of Directors would like to thank Ms Hague for her dedication and efforts as inaugural Chair of Connexis.  The Board were especially grateful for her wider endeavours in the sector and stakeholder groups around Women in Infrastructure. Her exemplary service bought rigour and recognition to …

July 2018 Trainee eNews out now: GWHV, Biggest and Best Yet!

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

The July 2018 issue of our eNews is out now. This issue of the Infrastructure Trainee eNews has a Girls with Hi-Vis® focus in honour of GWHV month. Read it online today. IN THIS ISSUE: CE Statement Girls with Hi-Vis® Attracts More Women to a Career in Infrastructure Genesis Energy Embracing the Girls with Hi-Vis® Spirit Introducing Holly to a …

PRESS RELEASE: Girls with Hi-Vis® opens doors to 350 potential new staff

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

Pictured: Attendees at the Meridian Energy Girls with Hi-Vis® event in Wellington Wellington 3 July 2018:  More than 350 women throughout the country took the opportunity to experience the Infrastructure Industry ‘hands on’ in June. The annual Girls with Hi-Vis® (GWHV) initiative saw companies in the Civil, Energy, Telecommunication and 3Waters industries open their doors for a day, specifically to …

PRESS RELEASE: Chance Conversation Leads to New Career

Chloe Energy, eNews, News, Ultimit / Women in Infrastructure

Pictured: Attendees at Mercury Energy event entering the Karapiro Power Station This time last year Mikaela Addy didn’t know what to do next. Her BSc in maths and earth science at Waikato University was nearly complete, and she had no idea where it would take her. A chance discussion with her flatmate led to a job she’d never considered, in …

PRESS RELEASE: Counties Power opens their doors to High School students

Chloe Energy, Our People, Ultimit / Women in Infrastructure

Lines company Counties Power held a career day for local high school students today to promote the industry to youth.  More than 20 students from Pukekohe High School, Onewhero Area School and Rosehill College participated in the event and learnt more about working in the electricity supply industry. Held in conjunction with the Girls with Hi-Vis® initiative run by Connexis, …

PRESS RELEASE: Fulton Hogan opens its doors to Canterbury students

Chloe Civil Trades, News, Ultimit / Women in Infrastructure

22 June 2018:  An enthusiastic group of Canterbury students enjoyed a ‘hands on’ day at Fulton Hogan in Christchurch this week – and it’s inspired the young women for a career in the Infrastructure Industry. Thirty-four students took the opportunity to explore wide aspects of Fulton Hogan’s operations – from surfacing to safety management to signs and graphics.  The open …

PRESS RELEASE: Attracting more women to the Infrastructure Industry

Chloe Energy, News, Ultimit / Women in Infrastructure

Girls with Hi-Vis® – attracting more women to the Infrastructure Industry 15 June 2018: Contact Energy’s Clyde Dam opened its doors yesterday for women to explore a career in the Infrastructure Industry. Forty-five women took the opportunity to tour the dam and take part in some ‘hands on activities’ in a bid to entice them to seek a new career path. …

PRESS RELEASE: Girls with Hi-Vis® opening doors to new careers for women

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

Wellington 29 May 2018:  Rewarding trade and technical careers for women are there for the taking within the infrastructure sector. The problem is women don’t always know about them. Addressing this recruitment challenge is a driving factor behind Girls with Hi-Vis® (GWHV), an annual initiative by Connexis, the ITO for the infrastructure sector held throughout the month of June.  GWHV …

PRESS RELEASE: Connexis dresses International Women’s Day in Hi-Vis

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

Pictured:  Winnie Rawiri-King, Electrician working for Singer Group Ltd. Winnie has been a great ambassador for women in the Infrastructure Industry and was the Connexis 2017 Got a Trade, Got it Made – Future Business Leader. March 8, 2017 – How do you shine a light on International Women’s Day in New Zealand? When you are Connexis, the Industry Training …