Pathway to Project Management: Kylie’s story

Martin Svehla Civil, Civil Trades, News

“I’ve been fortunate to have a lot of really supportive people around me, who pushed me out of my comfort zone. Now I push myself out of my comfort zone.” Kylie Bourke has come a long way since starting her civil construction career 26 years ago, in accounts administration. “I basically started doing the dishes and making the coffee!” Thanks …

Bounding ahead

Martin Svehla Civil, eNews, News

Sam Molony — back row, third from the right “It’s really intense but really cool. If you give it a try, you won’t regret it.” That’s how 34-year-old Sam Molony describes her recent experience completing Outward Bound, after being awarded an Outward Bound Scholarship through Connexis. “Outward Bound is a real mental, emotional and physical journey; a real rollercoaster,” she …

Discovering the power of learning

Martin Svehla Civil, Civil Trades, eNews, News

Ned Hala — second from the left Ned Hala likes a challenge. After spending much of his early working life in the meat works he made the change to civil infrastructure nine years ago and has never looked back. “If I’d known how much I’d love Civil, I would never have even tried working in the meat works. I love …

A word from our Director, for Learners

Francesca Emms Civil, Energy, eNews, News, Telco, Water

For much of the past seven months many of you, across civil, energy, telecommunications, and water, have been actively engaged in helping your communities rebuild, repair and recover after what has, at times, seemed like a continual series of weather events.

New qualification offers road to success

Francesca Emms Civil, News

The new New Zealand Certificate in Roadmarking (Level 3) offers workers the opportunity to have their skills recognised, while offering newcomers an important entry point into civil infrastructure careers.

Brodie Henry is crushing it thanks to Girls with Hi-Vis®

Francesca Emms Civil, News

Attending a Girls with Hi-Vis event in 2022 set Brodie Henry on her career path. Since January Brodie has been with Downer Gisborne full-time, working on the crusher at Waerenga-o-kauri Quarry breaking down material into gravel that will be used on work sites around the region, including those damaged in Cyclone Gabrielle.

Applications for the Financial Assistance Fund now open

Mason Reiber Civil, Energy, News, NZ Apprenticeships, Our People, Telco, Water

Connexis | Te Pūkenga, understands everyone’s journey is unique, sometimes commitments can get stretched and circumstances can change. That’s why we are now offering the Financial Assistance Fund to support our learners in achieving their career goals. The creation of this fund was made possible thanks to a grant from the Infrastructure Education & Training Charitable Trust (IETCT) setup by …