RoVE Bulletin #3

Diana Blake News, RoVE

Kia ora koutou, The Reform of Vocational Education (RoVE) is gathering pace and key developments and announcements are arising with greater frequency and tighter deadlines. Decisions made now will have long-lasting impacts for Transitional Industry Training Organisations (TITOs) and our subsidiary staff, employers, learners, and everyone else involved in vocational learning. While this is a significant change to how industry training …

Apprenticeship Boost Extension

Caitlin Shilling News

Great news for our employers and trainees this week. The Government has extended the Apprenticeship Boost fund by four months so it now runs until August 2022. This means employers can gain an extra four months of wage subsidies for apprentices in their first two years of training. It also means employers who take on new apprentices during those four …

RoVE Bulletin #2

Diana Blake News, RoVE

Kia ora koutou, The Reform of Vocational Education (RoVE) continues to ramp up, with plans this year to set up the Workforce Development Councils (WDCs) and have the first Transitional Industry Training Organisations transfer their Arranging Training functions to another entity. In MARCH, this month, there are two opportunities to get involved and have your say in the:  governance of the WDCs; design …

eNews February 2021

Prue Feely eNews, News

Kia ora kōutou, We’ve hit the ground running in 2021 with continued growth in trainee numbers, the Reform of Vocational Education (RoVE) workstreams ramping up and a reminder that we’re not out of the woods yet with regards to COVID-19. Change brings opportunity and we have seen that with the boost in apprentice numbers by 28% thanks to Free Trades Training, the Apprenticeship …

A close up on the new CE – Kaarin Gaukrodger

Prue Feely eNews, News, Our People

At the end of last year, we were happy to have our new CE, Kaarin Gaukrodger, take up the reins. After six years at Connexis in a variety of senior management roles, Kaarin is perfectly placed to lead the company and the infrastructure industry, through this period of transition as the government continues to roll out its vocational education reforms. Over …

RoVE Bulletin #1

Diana Blake News, RoVE

Kia ora koutou,  Happy New Year. I hope you enjoyed the holiday season and had time to relax and recharge.  As the year kicks off, so does our work around the Reform of Vocational Education (RoVE). 2021 is a significant year for industry training as we look to transition into the new unified education system.  Throughout this period of change, …

December eNews

Prue Feely eNews, RoVE

Kia ora kōutou,   At Connexis, we are proud to be part of the infrastructure industry – an industry that continues to build and grow the foundations of our country, and that is strong and resilient.   During lockdown, we were inspired by trainees who turned challenge to opportunity by using their time to progress their careers through qualification training.  Equally, we were inspired by the companies and their leaders who encouraged their employees to grow their skills and those of their teams’.  2020 delivered unprecedented challenges and required business to rethink approaches …

November eNews

Prue Feely Civil, Energy, eNews, NZ Apprenticeships, Ultimit / Women in Infrastructure, Water

Kia ora koutou, There’s a lot of change happening in our sector, and we’ve embraced that with some changes of our own.  At the end of the year I’ll be leaving Connexis to join BCITO (the Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation) and Kaarin Gaukrodger, our very able and experienced General Manager, will be taking over the reins.    I’m immensely proud of the team at Connexis and …

Leadership Transition for Infrastructure Industry Training Organisation

Prue Feely News

Connexis, the Infrastructure Industry Training Organisation, today announced a leadership change to continue guiding the organisation through a challenging transition phase. Connexis Board Chair Brian Warren confirmed that Toby Beaglehole, CEO since 2018, has resigned to take up the role of Chief Executive at BCITO – the Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation. The process of integrating into the Government’s …

CONNEXIS CUSTOMER SURVEY 2020

Prue Feely News

During October and November Connexis will be contacting employers and trainees who have used our services in the past 12 months. We want to make sure you or your company are receiving the relevant skills, guidance and qualifications, and also find out how we can continue to improve in the future. The survey is conducted online through a personalised link …