NZC in Surveying Level 4 leads to CCNZ BOP Apprentice of the Year champion

Jenn Boom Civil, eNews, News, NZ Apprenticeships

Reegan Reid of Waiotahi Contractors is well on his way to being qualified through Connexis | Te Pūkenga with the NZ Certificate in Surveying Level 4, which he will complete in February 2023. As the standard-setting body for more than 140 Construction and Infrastructure qualifications, Waihanga Ara Rau are celebrating Reegan’s achievements and progress. Taking out the title of Apprentice …

SpeedMeets 2022, back and bigger than ever

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SPEEDMEETS 2022 – BACK AND BETTER THAN EVER! This year, we have been lucky enough to partner with a number of our WBL whānau organisations – including MITO, ServiceIQ, and Competenz – and the Ministry of Health to bring eight SpeedMeet events to Aotearoa New Zealand. SpeedMeet has provided employers with the opportunity to attract new talent by meeting with …

Check Your Fees Free Eligibility!

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Fees Free tertiary education and training is a policy introduced in 2018 to expand participation in tertiary education and reduce student debt in New Zealand. It is targeted towards first-time learners. If you are a first-time tertiary learner, or your first tertiary education was covered by the Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund (TTAF), you may be able to get up …

NEW approach for 2023 Connexis pricing structure is released

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2023 PRICING SCHEDULE FAQS AN IMPORTANT UPDATE REGARDING: CONNEXIS 2023 PRICING SCHEDULE With the government ending the Targeted Training and Apprenticeship fund (TTAF) on the 31st December 2022, Connexis will resume charging fees from 1 January 2023 in line with TEC funding requirements.  You will note that we have made a change to the management of our learner’s training programme, …

Update on Te Pūkenga executive structure and organisational direction

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Yesterday, Peter Winder acting Chief Executive shared the decisions from Tā tātou huarahi | Our pathway: Te Pūkenga organisational direction and design engagement. In August Te Pūkenga engaged on Tā tātou huarahi | Our pathway: Te Pūkenga organisational direction and design. Through this process, almost 3,000 pieces of feedback was received both from our kaimahi (staff) and external stakeholders. The …

Infrastructure trainees shine bright at Connexis Excellence Awards

Jenn Boom Energy, eNews, News, NZ Apprenticeships, Ultimit / Women in Infrastructure

PRESS RELEASE Wellington, 2 October 2022: Competition was intense at this year’s Annual Connection in Levin culminating with the electricity supply and telecommunication industry’s shining stars being recognised at the annual Excellence Awards. The Awards were held after the final day of competition which saw line mechanic crews and cable jointers from around the country pitting their skills against each …

Infrastructure skills shortages tackled at grassroots level

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From testing water quality to operating an excavator to seeing the inner workings of a wind turbine, New Zealand’s female secondary students have had a taste of careers in the infrastructure sector – and they’ve loved it. ‘Girls with Hi-Vis®‘ (GWHV) has seen events held nationwide throughout June to offer young women the opportunity to visit infrastructure companies in their …

Engineering a bridge over New Zealand with grants to help infrastructure training.

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

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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 …

Apprenticeship Boost Scheme extended

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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

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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 …