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New grant scheme to fund visionary training initiatives through Infrastructure Education and Training Charitable Trust

Jenn Boom Civil, Civil Trades, eNews, News, NZ Apprenticeships

A new grant scheme will support visionary training initiatives that will help to step up the workforce skills of New Zealand’s infrastructure industry, with the first round of applications opening in July 2022. The scheme will be funded by The Infrastructure Education and Training Charitable Trust, and will be administered by the Public Trust. It is the legacy left to …

Civil Industry Award Finalists Announced

Jenn Boom Civil, Civil Trades, eNews, News, Our People, RoVE

Skills shortages are one of the key challenges facing the civil sector and it is becoming increasingly important for employers to actively play their part in addressing this issue. The awards recognise employers who have embedded training across their businesses, creating career pathways for their workers, and improving capabilities in the civil industry. Congratulations to our finalists: Category 1 – …

A word from our Director

Jenn Boom eNews, News

Kia ora koutou, The past few months have been crucial ones for Connexis, continuing to grow our team to meet trainee growth, launch of new products and grants, the return of high-profile events and ongoing RoVE developments. At Connexis our focus is always to work closely with you as employers to ensure that work-based training addresses the real-world skills you …

Female staff key to success of country’s critical infrastructure projects

benstevens News, Ultimit / Women in Infrastructure

Wellington, 1 June 2022:  Critical infrastructure projects throughout New Zealand are facing a severe staffing shortage and women are part of the answer. This is according to Kaarin Gaukrodger, director of Connexis, infrastructure training  provider.  “For example less than 14 percent of New Zealand’s civil construction workforce are women, and the sector’s business owners say finding skilled workers remains its …

Assessor e-News – Assessor Portal update, new invoicing templates, assessor forums, and more

benstevens eNews, News

Kia ora koutou, The team has been busy with new assessor applications, internal moderation requests and working on the new Assessor portal. We have updates on EWRB Capstone assessment, 4098 assessor training dates, Invoicing, and dates for Assessor forums to announce, so please read on. Assessor Portal Update Assessors have been asked to continue reporting results using the results workbook …

Apprenticeship Boost Scheme extended

benstevens Civil, Civil Trades, Energy, News, NZ Apprenticeships, Telco, Water

Connexis supports the extension of Apprenticeship Boost, as announced by Education Minister Chris Hipkins yesterday. The Government has pledged $230 million to extend the Apprenticeship Boost wage subsidy to the end of 2023. It was previously set to end on 4 August 2022. Connexis Director Kaarin Gaukrodger says this is welcome news. “New Zealand is facing a significant infrastructure deficit. …

Give your standout trainees the chance to shine on an industry stage

benstevens Energy, News, NZ Apprenticeships, Our People, Telco

Nominations have opened for the Connexis Excellence Awards (formerly the Connexis Industry Excellence Awards). The awards honour the best and brightest energy and telecommunications trainees from across the motu for their hard work, dedication and expertise. They also recognise those individuals who invest their time and energy in the training and development of youth in these industries. This year, the …

Apprenticeship Boost coming to an end on 4 August

benstevens Civil, Energy, News, NZ Apprenticeships, Telco, Water

Apprenticeship Boost is a $380.6 million wage subsidy offered by Ministry of Social Development (MSD) to support employers to keep and take on apprentices. The payment is made directly to employers and was established to keep apprentices earning and training towards their qualifications as the economy recovers from the impacts of Covid. Apprenticeship Boost will be available until 4 August …

Changes to government funding support for industry training

benstevens Civil, Energy, News, NZ Apprenticeships, Telco, Water

TTAF set to finish on 31 December 2022 Apprenticeships and most training programmes have been fully funded by the government since July 2020 through a scheme known as TTAF (Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund). TTAF is set to finish on 31 December 2022. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN? That means apprenticeships and training programmes started from 1 January 2023 onwards will …