eNews April 2021

Connexis eNews, News, NZ Apprenticeships, Our People, RoVE

Kia ora koutou, Much is changing around us as the once-in-a-generation Reform of Vocational Education (RoVE) reaches its zenith this year.  When change arrives it often appears to be inconvenient timing, even when it is addressing issues that we have long searched for better solutions for. This year we are faced with significant changes to industry training, coinciding with unprecedented …

Taking the hard road – Kat Kaiwai

Diana Blake Civil, News, NZ Apprenticeships, Our People

The highlight of Katareina Kaiwai’s four-year journey to achieve her Civil Infrastructure Apprenticeship was getting it finished.  That is not to say that Kat, who now runs her own roading firm, Tairāwhiti Contractors, did not enjoy her training. In fact, one of the first things she did after completing her Apprenticeship was to ask her Connexis Customer Service Account Manager (CSAM) what qualification she could do next.  However, she says it was only once she got to the end of her training that she …

RoVE Bulletin #3

Diana Blake News, RoVE

Kia ora koutou, The Reform of Vocational Education (RoVE) is gathering pace and key developments and announcements are arising with greater frequency and tighter deadlines. Decisions made now will have long-lasting impacts for Transitional Industry Training Organisations (TITOs) and our subsidiary staff, employers, learners, and everyone else involved in vocational learning. While this is a significant change to how industry training …

Apprenticeship Boost Extension

Caitlin Shilling News

Great news for our employers and trainees this week. The Government has extended the Apprenticeship Boost fund by four months so it now runs until August 2022. This means employers can gain an extra four months of wage subsidies for apprentices in their first two years of training. It also means employers who take on new apprentices during those four …

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 …