TTAF update

Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund (TTAF) update

Prue Feely News

Yesterday the Minister of Education provided further details on the $320 million Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund (TTAF).  This information has been provided via the Minister’s press release and some additional information on the TEC website.  We have summarised this information for you below and will continue to update you as more details become available.  Who will be eligible? Government …

Government’s budget announcement

Caitlin Shilling News

The Budget released on the 14th of May announced the acceleration of the development of Workforce Development Councils (WDC) to October 2020 and significant investment in vocational education. The fast-tracking of the six WDC’s brings the establishment forward from mid-2021 to October 2020. We do encourage you to continue to have your say. Find out more here. The big investment in …

Workforce skill needs waiting on ‘Shovel-Ready’ decision

Prue Feely News

The Government’s Budget investment in vocational education and infrastructure has been welcomed by the industry who are waiting to hear which shovel-ready projects will be chosen. Connexis supports training for the Infrastructure Industry, and Chief Executive Toby Beaglehole says, “This investment will provide much needed support to the Infrastructure industry to build the skilled workforce required to undertake the new …

Reform of Vocational Education is progressing

Prue Feely eNews, News

While there has been a focus on Covid-19 and the required business decisions around being in Lockdown Level 4, Level 3 and now Level 2, the Government have continued to progress the establishment of one unified vocational education system through RoVE. We thought it would be a good time to update you with what has been happening and help you …

Lockdown Time Converted to Study Time

Prue Feely Civil, eNews, News, Our People, Ultimit / Women in Infrastructure

Civil infrastructure trainees around the country put the recent Level 4 lockdown hours to good use hitting the books and studying toward their apprenticeships. Lateisha Jeeves, Fulton Hogan Whangarei and Quaid Leech, Extreme Earthmoving Ltd in Auckland, switched their study from the workplace to home making the most of the lockdown hours. Lateisha is part of Fulton Hogan’s road maintenance …

Focus on economic growth and wellbeing

Caitlin Shilling News

Wellington, April 17 2020:  With kick-starting work on major new Infrastructure projects around the country a priority for the Government, the industry will welcome the move to COVID-19 Alert Level 3, when it occurs. Connexis Chief Executive Toby Beaglehole says, “We’re optimistic about the move to Alert Level 3 and the opening of ‘safe’ businesses.  We’re also heartened by the …

Connexis available for Industry Training throughout Isolation

Caitlin Shilling News

These are unnerving times and we recognise our customers will be trying to understand the impacts on their business and support their employees and their families.  One question that’s arisen is whether our customers can use their teams’ isolation time to progress their training or get new teams into training. The answer is yes. The Connexis team is all set …

PRESS RELEASE: NEW INDUSTRY QUALIFICATIONS TO ADDRESS WATER WOES

Caitlin Shilling News, Water

Wellington, February 2020:  With the capital’s aging and struggling water infrastructure under the spotlight recently, the industry is responding with the release of a new level of training qualifications to upskill supervisors and managers. Connexis, the Industry Training Organisation (ITO) for the Infrastructure Industry, has just released two new Level 5 water-related diplomas: Drinking-water Treatment, and Wastewater Treatment.  These diplomas …

Jimmy Robertson from Goodmans Contracting - Civil Trades Certified

In a time of change, successes continue

Prue Feely Civil, Civil Trades, Energy, News, Ultimit / Women in Infrastructure

TOBY BEAGLEHOLE, CHIEF EXECUTIVE, CONNEXIS INFRASTRUCTURE INDUSTRY TRAINING As published in Contractor Magazine January ‘Perspectives 2020’ As a newbie to vocational education and industry training in New Zealand, I was caught on the hop by the Government’s proposals in its Review of Vocational Education (RoVE) in February 2019. The biggest revamp of industry education in more than 25 years, RoVE …

PRESS RELEASE: Government’s Infrastructure Investment Welcomed

Prue Feely Civil, Civil Trades, News

The Government’s announcement to future-proof New Zealand with a $12 billion investment in infrastructure is a positive sign for the country’s future.  With $6.8 billion tagged to developing transport, this will provide some much-needed certainty of forward work for the civil infrastructure sector and has been welcomed by the nation’s infrastructure sector training organisation Connexis. Connexis Infrastructure Industry Training Chief …