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PRESS RELEASE – Competition about to heat up in Levin

Jenn Boom Energy, eNews, News

PRESS RELEASE Competition about to heat up in Levin 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 …

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

benstevens eNews, News

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

Jenn Boom Civil, Civil Trades, Energy, eNews, News, NZ Apprenticeships, Our People, Telco, Ultimit / Women in Infrastructure, Water

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

Jenn Boom eNews, News

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

Jenn Boom Civil, Civil Trades, eNews, News

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 …

Workforce development becomes a major focus for infrastructure industries

Jenn Boom eNews, News, Water

There have been a number of research reports to understand talent shortages in the infrastructure industries released so far this year. We Are Water: The latest from Waihanga Ara Rau, the Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council, is called We Are Water – Ko Wai Tātou, and aims to elevate the three waters sectors as a leading career option. Just …

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New Windfarm Programme Out Now

Jenn Boom Energy, eNews, News

Investment in green energy infrastructure is growing fast and we are developing our training programmes to stay ahead of demand. We are pleased to announce our latest move into this area with the launch of the NZ Certificate in Wind Farm Maintenance (L3). This is an exciting first for the Energy industry and we are expecting some enthusiastic pick up …

Engineering a bridge over New Zealand with grants to help infrastructure training.

New grant scheme to fund visionary training initiatives through Infrastructure Education and Training Charitable Trust

Jenn Boom Civil, Civil Trades, eNews, News, NZ Apprenticeships

A new grant scheme will support visionary training initiatives that will help to step up the workforce skills of New Zealand’s infrastructure industry, with the first round of applications opening in July 2022. The scheme will be funded by The Infrastructure Education and Training Charitable Trust, and will be administered by the Public Trust. It is the legacy left to …

Civil Industry Award Finalists Announced

Jenn Boom Civil, Civil Trades, eNews, News, Our People, RoVE

Skills shortages are one of the key challenges facing the civil sector and it is becoming increasingly important for employers to actively play their part in addressing this issue. The awards recognise employers who have embedded training across their businesses, creating career pathways for their workers, and improving capabilities in the civil industry. Congratulations to our finalists: Category 1 – …

A word from our Director

Jenn Boom eNews, News

Kia ora koutou, The past few months have been crucial ones for Connexis, continuing to grow our team to meet trainee growth, launch of new products and grants, the return of high-profile events and ongoing RoVE developments. At Connexis our focus is always to work closely with you as employers to ensure that work-based training addresses the real-world skills you …