2022 to see return of iconic energy industry event

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Wellington, 1 March 2022: The energy industry from across the motu will once again have the chance to compete, collaborate and connect with the announced return of Annual Connection in 2022. Annual Connection is a three-day celebration of the Electricity Supply Industry and the essential work it does keeping the lights on and the country connected. It was cancelled for …

Fit-for-purpose training must be at the heart of skills shortage solutions

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by: Kaarin Gaukrodger, Divisional Director Connexis Linkedin article: 24 Feb 2022 https://www.linkedin.com/company/connexisnz Creative, practical solutions to address the growing workforce skills gap must be front-of-mind for businesses as they plan where to focus their resources for 2022 and into 2023. While there remains uncertainty around the impact COVID isolation requirements on business continuity for many in infrastructure industries, we must …

February 2022 eNews – New Gateway programmes, ESI workforce project, GWHV survey and more

Diana Blake Civil, Energy, eNews, News, Our People, Telco, Water

Kia ora koutou, 2022 kicked off with heightened concern for the workforce challenges facing many industries within New Zealand. While there are immediate concerns of the impact COVID isolation requirements will have on business continuity, the growing workforce skills gap is an issue for the long-term sustainability of industries. For 2022 there is a renewed focus on the need for …

New industry-backed research report to Re-Energise electricity supply workforce

Diana Blake Energy, News, Our People

The research report Re-Energise – Ngā Mahi A Māui, a workforce development strategy, offers a deep dive into Aotearoa New Zealand’s Electricity Supply Industry (ESI) talent shortage against a backdrop of rising electricity demand and a tight labour market. The aim is to futureproof the ESI and help it – and its workers – fulfil their potential. Its release this …

December eNews – Key Dates, Vaccination policy, New GM and more

Prue Feely Civil, Energy, eNews, News, Telco, Water

Kia ora koutou, 2021 was a watershed year for Connexis as we became the second organisation to transition from an Industry Training Organisation into the new national training provider Te Pūkenga, all while growing our business to service the largest single growth in infrastructure trainees that the industry has experienced. Our focus for 2021 was to ensure our transition into …

Connexis ITO legacy a $1 million annual boost for infrastructure training

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This article first appeared in Contractor Perspectives, December 2021 As Connexis sheds its Industry Training Organisation (ITO) status and shifts into national vocational education provider Te Pūkenga, the results of our past successes are set to be channelled into a new grant scheme to benefit the infrastructure industries.  For Connexis, 2022 will be focussed on two areas. Firstly, shoring up a legacy that upholds the core tenets of its former entity, Infrastructure Industry Training Organisation (IITO). Secondly, using our new status, as a business …

Transport Accident Investigation Commission- Piako Road report

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1 Executive summary What happened1.1 At about 0340 on Saturday 7 December 2019, two family members left their home in Hamilton by car to begin a rostered shift at their place of employment in Morrinsville.1.2 The car journey to Morrinsville took them through an area of roadworks near the intersection of State Highway 26 and Piako Road, four kilometres southwest …

December Assessor e-News – New GM Learning Solutions, key 2022 dates, assessment best practice and more

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Tēnā koutou,  Let me introduce myself. My name is Sue Roberts and I have just taken up the role of GM Learning Solutions at Connexis.  My background is very much in the vocational education sector and I have held senior leadership positions at both Careerforce and, most recently, BCITO. You can find out more about me below. I know it’s been a hard year for you all, especially those of you …

Greymouth trainee takes top honours at energy sector awards

Prue Feely Energy, News, Telco

As a career highlight, commissioning New Zealand’s largest solar farm is right up there for this year’s stand out trainee in the energy and telecommunication sectors. Greymouth’s Ben Aynsley was the Overall Trainee of the Year winner and one of six category winners announced last night at the 2021 Connexis Industry Excellence Awards, where Infrastructure Minister Hon Grant Robertson was …

Walking the talk: Te Pūkenga Work Based Learning CE earns his on-job training stripes

Diana Blake Civil, Energy, News, Our People, Telco, Water

An appreciation of the challenge of fitting training in with fulltime work was one of the biggest learnings Toby Beaglehole took from his New Zealand Certificate in Workplace Health and Safety Level 3. The Chief Executive of Te Pūkenga Work Based Learning Limited (WBL) started the on-job training programme back in 2019, when he headed up Connexis. He wanted to …