Assessor e-News – Assessor Portal update, new invoicing templates, assessor forums, and more

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Kia ora koutou, The team has been busy with new assessor applications, internal moderation requests and working on the new Assessor portal. We have updates on EWRB Capstone assessment, 4098 assessor training dates, Invoicing, and dates for Assessor forums to announce, so please read on. Assessor Portal Update Assessors have been asked to continue reporting results using the results workbook …

Apprenticeship Boost Scheme extended

Diana Blake Civil, Civil Trades, Energy, News, NZ Apprenticeships, Telco, Water

Connexis supports the extension of Apprenticeship Boost, as announced by Education Minister Chris Hipkins yesterday. The Government has pledged $230 million to extend the Apprenticeship Boost wage subsidy to the end of 2023. It was previously set to end on 4 August 2022. Connexis Director Kaarin Gaukrodger says this is welcome news. “New Zealand is facing a significant infrastructure deficit. …

Give your standout trainees the chance to shine on an industry stage

Diana Blake Energy, News, NZ Apprenticeships, Our People, Telco

Nominations have opened for the Connexis Excellence Awards (formerly the Connexis Industry Excellence Awards). The awards honour the best and brightest energy and telecommunications trainees from across the motu for their hard work, dedication and expertise. They also recognise those individuals who invest their time and energy in the training and development of youth in these industries. This year, the …

Apprenticeship Boost coming to an end on 4 August

Diana Blake Civil, Energy, News, NZ Apprenticeships, Telco, Water

Apprenticeship Boost is a $380.6 million wage subsidy offered by Ministry of Social Development (MSD) to support employers to keep and take on apprentices. The payment is made directly to employers and was established to keep apprentices earning and training towards their qualifications as the economy recovers from the impacts of Covid. Apprenticeship Boost will be available until 4 August …

Changes to government funding support for industry training

Diana Blake Civil, Energy, News, NZ Apprenticeships, Telco, Water

TTAF set to finish on 31 December 2022 Apprenticeships and most training programmes have been fully funded by the government since July 2020 through a scheme known as TTAF (Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund). TTAF is set to finish on 31 December 2022. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN? That means apprenticeships and training programmes started from 1 January 2023 onwards will …

Research report to increase the flow of talent into the Three Waters sector

Diana Blake News, Water

The research report We Are Water – Ko Wai Tātou was released today and examines talent shortages in the water services sector, recommending solutions to ensure safe drinking water and improved environmental standards are met. Just like with the Re-Energise – Ngā Mahi a Māui workforce development strategy report for the Electricity Supply Industry, published earlier in the year, Connexis …

Assessor e-News – 2022 Assessor Forums, expired unit standards and more

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Kia ora, I have recently taken on the role of Quality Assurance (QA) Manager with Connexis and am proud to be joining the team. My background is in evaluative quality assurance, on-job assessment, and moderation. I have spent the past 15 years with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) carrying out audits, external evaluation and review (EER), and more recently, leading …