November eNews

Prue Feely Civil, Energy, eNews, NZ Apprenticeships, Ultimit / Women in Infrastructure, Water

Kia ora koutou, There’s a lot of change happening in our sector, and we’ve embraced that with some changes of our own.  At the end of the year I’ll be leaving Connexis to join BCITO (the Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation) and Kaarin Gaukrodger, our very able and experienced General Manager, will be taking over the reins.    I’m immensely proud of the team at Connexis and …

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 …

July eNews – Free Trades Training, Rove updates and more…

Prue Feely eNews, NZ Apprenticeships, RoVE

With businesses and people now settling into the new form of ‘normal’ post the COVID-19 lockdown, I thought it timely for an update on the transformation of vocational education that is occurring.  This includes the biggest change in training delivery that our Industry has undergone for many years, along with a wide range of funding programmes that will support our …

Connexis Programmes Eligible for Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Funding (TTAF)

Caitlin Shilling News, NZ Apprenticeships

Funding for Infrastructure Industry Training enrolments is now available from today, 01 July. In the midst of all the change and challenge of responding to COVID 19, Connexis is here to help you navigate the funding options for apprenticeships and training. At its simplest that may just mean we’re not charging you any fees. Depending on the criteria, we may …

Apprenticeship Support Programme 2020

Prue Feely News, NZ Apprenticeships

Today the Government released an employer-focused Apprenticeship Support Programme. We wanted to offer a quick summary of what this all means and invite you to ask any questions you may have.  Connexis is committed to keeping you connected and supporting your access to these funds as swiftly and easily as possible. The Difference Between the Apprenticeship Support Programme and TTAF: …

TTAF update

Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund (TTAF) update

Prue Feely News, NZ Apprenticeships

Yesterday the Minister of Education provided further details on the $320 million Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund (TTAF).  This information has been provided via the Minister’s press release and some additional information on the TEC website.  We have summarised this information for you below and will continue to update you as more details become available.  Who will be eligible? Government …

NEW INDUSTRY QUALIFICATIONS TO ADDRESS WATER WOES

Caitlin Shilling News, NZ Apprenticeships, Water

Wellington, February 2020:  With the capital’s aging and struggling water infrastructure under the spotlight recently, the industry is responding with the release of a new level of training qualifications to upskill supervisors and managers. Connexis, the Industry Training Organisation (ITO) for the Infrastructure Industry, has just released two new Level 5 water-related diplomas: Drinking-water Treatment, and Wastewater Treatment.  These diplomas …