Country’s top electrical supply trainees celebrated

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Wellington 25 September 2023:  Abbey Meiritz Reid’s passion for the electrical supply industry and technical skills involved in her work has seen her named New Zealand Trainee of the Year for 2023, despite being less than two years into her career. Abbey, who has been a trainee electrical fitter with Connetics in Christchurch since the start of 2022, has been …

Electrical supply crews amped up for Annual Connection 2023

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Wellington 17 August 2023: The best of New Zealand’s line mechanics and cable jointers will be going head-to-head in Invercargill in September, showing off the skills that keep the country’s electricity connected. Annual Connection 2023, proudly hosted by Southland’s electricity management company, PowerNet in conjunction with Connexis | Te Pūkenga will see line mechanic crews and cable jointers compete in …

Team work, makes the dream work

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For Aiverson Leonardo one of the best parts of being a line mechanic is being able to help the general public who rely on electricity. “Being a line mechanic is not a simple 9-5 job. You could get called to a job at any time of the night because people’s houses have no power. But seeing their power restored is …

The art of winning

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“Don’t overthink everything and just stick with what you know.” That’s the advice for those entering skills competitions at this year’s Annual Connection from 2022’s winning cable jointer, Justin Quigley. Justin, a cable jointer with WEL Networks in Waikato, believes the secret to his success at the event in Levin last year was “trying to take a laid-back approach”. “I …

Introducing the Connexis Outward Bound Scholarship

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Connexis | Te Pūkenga is focused on providing the experience needed for our learners to reach their full potential. With the Infrastructure Education and Training Charitable Trust grant awarded to Connexis, we were able to create a scholarship with Outward Bound to provide the necessary experience for our aspiring leaders. The Professional course offered by Outward Bound is a five-day …

The rewards of keeping people safe

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Henare Thompson has always wanted a job where he could help people. Almost four years ago, Henare was working towards joining the police when he was offered an internship with Link Alliance to work on Auckland’s City Rail Link. As a health and safety advisor for the CRL, Henare has found a role that not only allows him to help people, …

A deeper understanding of health and safety

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When Connexis Central Region Area Manager Jason Belcher was looking at training options to extend his own area of expertise, he turned to the NZ Certificate of Workplace Health and Safety Practice (Level 3).

Applications for the Financial Assistance Fund now open

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Connexis | Te Pūkenga, understands everyone’s journey is unique, sometimes commitments can get stretched and circumstances can change. That’s why we are now offering the Financial Assistance Fund to support our learners in achieving their career goals. The creation of this fund was made possible thanks to a grant from the Infrastructure Education & Training Charitable Trust (IETCT) setup by …

A day in the life of a CSAM

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Kellie Vincent is a Customer Service Account Manager (CSAM) from the Lower North Island. We asked her about her role and what she likes about being a Connexis | Te Pūkenga CSAM.

School students experience infrastructure jobs in action

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Horowhenua school students had the chance to see how infrastructure careers can help them soar to new heights at the recent Annual Connections event in Levin. Dozens of students were given hands-on experience with different infrastructure tasks, including getting their feet off the ground in a cherry picker, as well as other challenges like handling a chainsaw (unchained) and climbing tall …