Annual Connection – Unfortunately the lights go down on this year’s event

Prue Feely News

Wellington, 6 October 2021: COVID-19 restrictions have led to the cancellation of Annual Connection 2021 in Christchurch next month with event organisers promising to make next year’s event the best yet. Developed by the Electricity Supply Industry and now a joint initiative between Connexis, the infrastructure industry training body, and industry, the three-day event is the highlight of the electricity …

WDC wesbites now live

benstevens News, RoVE

Morena tatou, The Workforce Development Council websites are now live following the transition of standard setting functions from TITOs yesterday (4 October 2021). Below are some useful links: Ohu Mahi is the overarching WDC website, where all six WDC sites are accessible from: https://www.ohumahi.nz/ From there you can be redirected to any of the six WDCs. Infrastructure falls under Waihanga …

RoVE Bulletin #7

benstevens eNews, News, RoVE

Kia ora koutou,  Welcome to the bold new world of vocational education!  As of Wednesday 1 September 2021, our brand, arranging training functions, and most of our people, have transferred to Te Pūkenga subsidiary Work Based Learning Limited (WBL). Connexis is now a separately branded business division within WBL. Read more about Connexis’ shift into WBL.  By moving early to transition, our focus can now be on the development of the new operating model …

Standard Setting readies for move into Workforce Development Councils

Diana Blake News, RoVE

From 4 October 2021, responsibility for qualifications development, pre- and post-moderation, consent to assess, and programme endorsement for the infrastructure industries will move from Connexis to the new Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council (WDC).  As part of the government’s Reform of Vocational Education (RoVE), Waihanga Ara Rau will be the vocational education standard setting body for infrastructure sector unit standards and qualifications. Connexis …

Strong connections more important than ever

benstevens News

Annual Connection, a celebration of the Electricity Supply Industry (ESI), returns in 2021 for its 20th year, celebrating the best of the best in tradespeople and showcasing product innovations. This iconic three-day event has come to be a highlight of the ESI calendar, bringing together workers, suppliers and local communities in an exciting and unique event. This year the event …

Iconic Electricity Supply event a chance to recognise essential workers

benstevens News

Plans to bring Annual Connection back in 2021 continue, despite the latest Covid lockdowns, with new dates announced and a stronger conviction than ever from our competitors and stakeholders of the need to recognise electricity workers and celebrate the industry in 2021. Annual Connection is a celebration of the people who are out there working to keep our lights on, …

Connexis Experience Key in the Future of Industry Training

Diana Blake News, RoVE

Important knowledge and experience of infrastructure industry training will be present in the leadership team of the new Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council (WDC). Connexis General Manager Learning Solutions Mike Grumball has been named as one of a new team of four Waihanga Ara Rau General Managers.  Workforce Development Councils are being established through the Reform …

First Workforce Development Council Chief Executive Appointed

Diana Blake News, RoVE

Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council today announced the appointment of Philip Aldridge as Chief Executive. The appointment is a significant milestone in the establishment of Workforce Development Councils, which will give industry greater leadership in the vocational education system. Waihanga Ara Rau is the first of the six Workforce Development Councils to appoint its Chief Executive. …

Connexis the second TITO to transition to Te Pūkenga

Diana Blake News, RoVE

Te Pūkenga added infrastructure industry training and apprenticeships to its suite of vocational education provision today, welcoming the second Transitional Industry Training Organisation (TITO) Connexis into its whānau. Connexis’s role of arranging training for the Civil, Energy, Telecommunications, and Water sectors today transferred to Te Pūkenga subsidiary Work Based Learning Limited (WBL). Connexis is now a separately branded business division …