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 …

Assessor e-News – Assessor Portal update, water treatment quals, Subject Matter Experts, and more

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Kia ora, We’re happy to say that the shortest day has passed, and we are halfway through this year. The following newsletter has information on the re-boot of the assessor portal, Level 5 Water treatment enrolments, and a request for subject matter experts. Assessor portal  Most of the bugs have been worked out and we are pleased to announce that Assessor portal …

Female staff key to success of country’s critical infrastructure projects

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Wellington, 1 June 2022:  Critical infrastructure projects throughout New Zealand are facing a severe staffing shortage and women are part of the answer. This is according to Kaarin Gaukrodger, director of Connexis, infrastructure training  provider.  “For example less than 14 percent of New Zealand’s civil construction workforce are women, and the sector’s business owners say finding skilled workers remains its …

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

benstevens 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

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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

benstevens 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

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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 …