November eNews

Prue Feely Civil, Energy, eNews, News, 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 …

Photo evidence not essays, new tool in rural contractor training

Prue Feely Civil, News

A new ‘user-friendly’ qualification, eligible for free trades training, has gained a big thumbs up from Rural Contractors New Zealand for workplace evidence such as photos being accepted as one way to recognise the skills of people working in rural contracting. The New Zealand Certification in Rural Contracting level 3 was unveiled by the Industry Training Organisation Connexis at this …

Government announces Free Trades Training scheme – a welcome boost for the Infrastructure Industry

Prue Feely Civil, Energy, News, NZ Apprenticeships, Telco, Water

The Government’s recently announced Free Trades Training scheme is a welcome boost for the Infrastructure Industry.  It provides a platform for attracting keen new workers to build the required workforce capacity and capability to deliver on the pipeline of infrastructure projects. The Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund (TTAF – also called Free Trades Training) of $320 million was announced by …

Apprenticeship Boost – Eligibility criteria update

Prue Feely News, NZ Apprenticeships

We have just recieved news of an update to the Apprenticeship Boost Eligibilty criteria. Please see the marked update in red below, as well as some additional notes.  The Apprenticeship Boost is available if your apprentices are: actively training through a transitional Industry Training Organisation (ITO) or a provider training for a New Zealand Apprenticeship or Managed Apprenticeship recognised by the Tertiary Education …

NZIST announces the appointments of six Deputy Chief Executives

Caitlin Shilling News, RoVE

Connexis would like to congratulate the six Deputy Chief Executives announced today by NZIST. New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology (NZIST) Chief Executive Stephen Town announced the appointment of six Deputy Chief Executives (DCE).  The DCE appointments are: Ana Morrison will be our DCE Partnerships and Equity. Ana is currently the Executive Director – Strategic Partnerships & Māori Success …

Construction industry COVID-19 protocols updated

Caitlin Shilling News

With Auckland in Level 3 and the rest of the country at Level 2, it is vital that we follow the latest safety protocols when working under Covid-19. The construction industry protocols have been updated, and are now available on the CHASNZ website. All businesses are required by Governement to display the offical government QR code for the NZ COVID …

July eNews – Free Trades Training, Rove updates and more…

Prue Feely eNews, NZ Apprenticeships, RoVE

With businesses and people now settling into the new form of ‘normal’ post the COVID-19 lockdown, I thought it timely for an update on the transformation of vocational education that is occurring.  This includes the biggest change in training delivery that our Industry has undergone for many years, along with a wide range of funding programmes that will support our …

Connexis Programmes Eligible for Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Funding (TTAF)

Caitlin Shilling News, NZ Apprenticeships

Funding for Infrastructure Industry Training enrolments is now available from today, 01 July. In the midst of all the change and challenge of responding to COVID 19, Connexis is here to help you navigate the funding options for apprenticeships and training. At its simplest that may just mean we’re not charging you any fees. Depending on the criteria, we may …