Connexis transition plan approved by TEC

Diana Blake News, Our People, RoVE

Connexis has been given the green light to transfer its core functions into other entities as part of the Reform of Vocational Education (RoVE). Connexis Chief Executive Kaarin Gaukrodger says there was widespread confidence, from within the organisation, the industry and TEC, that the transition plan puts Infrastructure in the best position to benefit from the reforms. “It provides for …

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 …

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 …

Lockdown Time Converted to Study Time

Prue Feely Civil, News, Our People, Ultimit / Women in Infrastructure

Civil infrastructure trainees around the country put the recent Level 4 lockdown hours to good use hitting the books and studying toward their apprenticeships. Lateisha Jeeves, Fulton Hogan Whangarei and Quaid Leech, Extreme Earthmoving Ltd in Auckland, switched their study from the workplace to home making the most of the lockdown hours. Lateisha is part of Fulton Hogan’s road maintenance …

September eNews

Prue Feely Civil, Civil Trades, Energy, eNews, News, Our People, Telco, Water

With spring upon us, it’s shaping up to be a very busy few months for Connexis and all our stakeholders. There are two big events coming up that I’d love to see you at. First up is the Annual Connection on the 24-26 September. For the first year our Industry Showcase event will be held at Hawkes Bay and we are also welcoming …

PRESS RELEASE: Girls with Hi-Vis® opens doors to 350 potential new staff

Chloe Civil Trades, Energy, eNews, News, Our People, Telco, Ultimit / Women in Infrastructure, Water

Pictured: Attendees at the Meridian Energy Girls with Hi-Vis® event in Wellington Wellington 3 July 2018:  More than 350 women throughout the country took the opportunity to experience the Infrastructure Industry ‘hands on’ in June. The annual Girls with Hi-Vis® (GWHV) initiative saw companies in the Civil, Energy, Telecommunication and 3Waters industries open their doors for a day, specifically to …

PRESS RELEASE: Counties Power opens their doors to High School students

Chloe Energy, Our People, Ultimit / Women in Infrastructure

Lines company Counties Power held a career day for local high school students today to promote the industry to youth.  More than 20 students from Pukekohe High School, Onewhero Area School and Rosehill College participated in the event and learnt more about working in the electricity supply industry. Held in conjunction with the Girls with Hi-Vis® initiative run by Connexis, …

PRESS RELEASE: Long work hours and diligent study pays off for young trainee

Chloe Civil Trades, News, Our People

Pictured: Allens United Drainage & Earthworks trainee Dylan Samson proudly accepts his Connexis Trainee of the Year award.  Joining him on the stage are Candice Tiananga, Connexis Careers Manager and Mark Baldock, Connexis Waikato Customer Services Account Manager. Hamilton April 24 2018:  Working long hours during the day and studying at night has paid off for a young Hamilton employee in …

New Initiative Between Shirley Boys High School, Isaac Construction Ltd, BG Contracting and Connexis

Chloe Civil Trades, News, Our People

Pictured: Construction staff and Shirley Boys High School students commence the project. A new initiative between Shirley Boys High School, Isaac Construction Ltd, BG Contracting Ltd and Connexis, with the support of the CCNZ Canterbury Branch, is enabling students to experience the Civil Infrastructure Industry within the school environment. Thirty four students, school and construction staff, will work together throughout the …