Update on Te Pūkenga executive structure and organisational direction

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Yesterday, Peter Winder acting Chief Executive shared the decisions from Tā tātou huarahi | Our pathway: Te Pūkenga organisational direction and design engagement. In August Te Pūkenga engaged on Tā tātou huarahi | Our pathway: Te Pūkenga organisational direction and design. Through this process, almost 3,000 pieces of feedback was received both from our kaimahi (staff) and external stakeholders. The …

Infrastructure trainees shine bright at Connexis Excellence Awards

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PRESS RELEASE Wellington, 2 October 2022: Competition was intense at this year’s Annual Connection in Levin culminating with the electricity supply and telecommunication industry’s shining stars being recognised at the annual Excellence Awards. The Awards were held after the final day of competition which saw line mechanic crews and cable jointers from around the country pitting their skills against each …

Annual Connection Banner Event 27 - 29 September 2022 in Levin

Competition about to heat up in Levin

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PRESS RELEASE Wellington, 23 September 2022: Competition will be hot next week as Electricity Supply Industry staff pit their workplace skills against fellow workers from around the country. Teams from power companies from as far away as Te Awamutu in the north and Invercargill in the south, will be putting their workplace skills to the test in a series of …

Spotlight Profile | CSAM in the field

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Michelle Beukes from Hamilton, Waikato How long have you been operating as a CSAM and what pathway did you take to enter the role you’re in currently? I have been a CSAM for 7 months. Prior to becoming a CSAM I was very much involved in tutoring and educating trainees for the New Zealand Institute of Health and Fitness as …

CCNZ Winners Announced for 2022

Connexis Civil Industry Training Awards Winners Announced

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Young leaders, workers with a thirst for knowledge and outstanding employers behind some of Aotearoa’s top civil construction industry training were celebrated in Christchurch Friday afternoon at the Z Energy People Awards and Connexis Civil Industry Training Awards. Hundreds of people from across the civil construction industry attended the prestigious awards, which were presented at Te Pae Convention Centre during …

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 …

Infrastructure skills shortages tackled at grassroots level

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From testing water quality to operating an excavator to seeing the inner workings of a wind turbine, New Zealand’s female secondary students have had a taste of careers in the infrastructure sector – and they’ve loved it. ‘Girls with Hi-Vis®‘ (GWHV) has seen events held nationwide throughout June to offer young women the opportunity to visit infrastructure companies in their …

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Te Pūkenga – Proposed Organisation Structure Release 19 July For Consultation and Engagement

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Last year, Te Pūkenga held its first phase of engagement on the proposed Operating Model. The summary report of feedback is available here. The proposed organisational structure is currently being designed and will provide specifics about how work-based and campus base will come together in one organisation; to create New Zealand’s new vocational education institution, focused on increasing work-based learning and …

Developing a Skilled Civil Construction Workforce

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Civil Contractors New Zealand (CCNZ) this month published the Developing a Skilled Civil Construction Workforce report. The report maps out the challenges and opportunities in onboarding new entrant workers and helping them upskill. It is the first project from CCNZ’s Civil Workforce Forum. The report highlights the role of training and says embedding worker development into day-to-day business, backed by …