RoVE Bulletin #2

Diana Blake News, RoVE

Kia ora koutou, The Reform of Vocational Education (RoVE) continues to ramp up, with plans this year to set up the Workforce Development Councils (WDCs) and have the first Transitional Industry Training Organisations transfer their Arranging Training functions to another entity. In MARCH, this month, there are two opportunities to get involved and have your say in the:  governance of the WDCs; design …

eNews February 2021

Prue Feely eNews, News

Kia ora kōutou, We’ve hit the ground running in 2021 with continued growth in trainee numbers, the Reform of Vocational Education (RoVE) workstreams ramping up and a reminder that we’re not out of the woods yet with regards to COVID-19. Change brings opportunity and we have seen that with the boost in apprentice numbers by 28% thanks to Free Trades Training, the Apprenticeship …

A close up on the new CE – Kaarin Gaukrodger

Prue Feely eNews, News, Our People

At the end of last year, we were happy to have our new CE, Kaarin Gaukrodger, take up the reins. After six years at Connexis in a variety of senior management roles, Kaarin is perfectly placed to lead the company and the infrastructure industry, through this period of transition as the government continues to roll out its vocational education reforms. Over …

RoVE Bulletin #1

Diana Blake News, RoVE

Kia ora koutou,  Happy New Year. I hope you enjoyed the holiday season and had time to relax and recharge.  As the year kicks off, so does our work around the Reform of Vocational Education (RoVE). 2021 is a significant year for industry training as we look to transition into the new unified education system.  Throughout this period of change, …

Leadership Transition for Infrastructure Industry Training Organisation

Prue Feely News

Connexis, the Infrastructure Industry Training Organisation, today announced a leadership change to continue guiding the organisation through a challenging transition phase. Connexis Board Chair Brian Warren confirmed that Toby Beaglehole, CEO since 2018, has resigned to take up the role of Chief Executive at BCITO – the Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation. The process of integrating into the Government’s …

CONNEXIS CUSTOMER SURVEY 2020

Prue Feely News

During October and November Connexis will be contacting employers and trainees who have used our services in the past 12 months. We want to make sure you or your company are receiving the relevant skills, guidance and qualifications, and also find out how we can continue to improve in the future. The survey is conducted online through a personalised link …

Photo evidence not essays, new tool in rural contractor training

Prue Feely Civil, News

A new ‘user-friendly’ qualification, eligible for free trades training, has gained a big thumbs up from Rural Contractors New Zealand for workplace evidence such as photos being accepted as one way to recognise the skills of people working in rural contracting. The New Zealand Certification in Rural Contracting level 3 was unveiled by the Industry Training Organisation Connexis at this …

Government announces Free Trades Training scheme – a welcome boost for the Infrastructure Industry

Prue Feely Civil, Energy, News, NZ Apprenticeships, Telco, Water

The Government’s recently announced Free Trades Training scheme is a welcome boost for the Infrastructure Industry.  It provides a platform for attracting keen new workers to build the required workforce capacity and capability to deliver on the pipeline of infrastructure projects. The Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund (TTAF – also called Free Trades Training) of $320 million was announced by …

Apprenticeship Boost – Eligibility criteria update

Prue Feely News, NZ Apprenticeships

We have just recieved news of an update to the Apprenticeship Boost Eligibilty criteria. Please see the marked update in red below, as well as some additional notes.  The Apprenticeship Boost is available if your apprentices are: actively training through a transitional Industry Training Organisation (ITO) or a provider training for a New Zealand Apprenticeship or Managed Apprenticeship recognised by the Tertiary Education …

NZIST announces the appointments of six Deputy Chief Executives

Caitlin Shilling News, RoVE

Connexis would like to congratulate the six Deputy Chief Executives announced today by NZIST. New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology (NZIST) Chief Executive Stephen Town announced the appointment of six Deputy Chief Executives (DCE).  The DCE appointments are: Ana Morrison will be our DCE Partnerships and Equity. Ana is currently the Executive Director – Strategic Partnerships & Māori Success …