NZC in Surveying Level 4 leads to CCNZ BOP Apprentice of the Year champion

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Reegan Reid of Waiotahi Contractors is well on his way to being qualified through Connexis | Te Pūkenga with the NZ Certificate in Surveying Level 4, which he will complete in February 2023. As the standard-setting body for more than 140 Construction and Infrastructure qualifications, Waihanga Ara Rau are celebrating Reegan’s achievements and progress. Taking out the title of Apprentice …

Annual Connection 2023 announce Host Sponsors PowerNet

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Annual Connection 2023 will be proudly hosted by PowerNet Limited, the electricity network management company delivering power to Invercargill City, Southland, West Otago, parts of Central Otago and Stewart Island.  PowerNet manages the electricity networks of The Power Company Limited, Electricity Invercargill Limited, OtagoNet Joint Venture and Lakeland Network Ltd (in parts of Frankton, Wanaka and Cromwell). Based on the regulatory …

A programme review of the New Zealand Certificate in Infrastructure Works

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New Zealand Certificate in Infrastructure Works (Pipeline Construction and Maintenance) (Level 4) – With strands in Drinking-water, Stormwater and Wastewater, and Trenchless Technologies A programme review of the New Zealand Certificate in Infrastructure Works (Pipeline Construction and Maintenance) with Strands (Level 4) [Ref: 3853] is being undertaken by Connexis Te Pūkenga. The purpose of the review is to provide the …

New Connexis scholarship launching in 2023

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With the official winding up of Connexis – Infrastructure Industry Training Organisation in 2021, an Infrastructure Education Training Charitable Trust (IETCT) was established. Managed by the Public Trust, the IETCT’s function is to support initiatives that step up the ongoing development of skills training within our workforce. The first tranche of funding was released in September 2022 which saw Connexis …

TTAF Funding Ending

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2023 will see the reintroduction of fees, with the end of the government’s Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund (TTAF, also known as Free Trades Training) – on the 31st December 2022. This was initially introduced as part of the Covid-19 recovery fund. Introduced in July 2020, TTAF has been a successful tool in stepping up the level of training toward nationally …

Free Counselling for Learners

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Great news! With Connexis transition to Te Pūkenga we can now offer work-based learners access to a free counselling service. This is offered throughout New Zealand by a provider called Vitae. As well as being free, it’s completely confidential and available 24/7. Their services can address issues such as:●    Personal or study stress●    Relationship problems●    Conflict situations●    Anxiety/depression●    Grief/loss●    Violence●   …

Civil Infrastructure Project – The Future of Work

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The Future of Work project will see Te Pūkenga partner with New Zealand’s civil infrastructure industry to create a clear, coordinated pathway for entry into a career in civil infrastructure, with the goal of increasing visibility of civil trades apprenticeships and scaling up the workforce. The project will develop two unified programmes: New Zealand Infrastructure Works Level 2 and Level …

Connexis is part of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology (Te Pūkenga)

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From 1 January 2023, all references to Connexis Infrastructure Industry Training Organisation on this website (and any documentation linked through this website) need to be read as references to Te Pūkenga and its infrastructure business division of Te Pūkenga Work Based Learning Limited (WBL), a subsidiary of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology. Te Pūkenga brings the Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics …

A word from our Director, for Trainees

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Kia ora koutou, As we head toward the end of 2022, it is a good time to reflect on how much the training landscape has changed over the past couple of years and how having your skills recognised is more important now, than ever.   Investment in infrastructure industry training has grown a lot since 2020. Targeted Training and Apprenticeship …