Infrastructure skills shortages tackled at grassroots level

Jenn Boom Civil, Civil Trades, Energy, eNews, News, NZ Apprenticeships, Our People, Telco, Ultimit / Women in Infrastructure, Water

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 …

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 – …

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 …

February 2022 eNews – New Gateway programmes, ESI workforce project, GWHV survey and more

benstevens Civil, Energy, eNews, News, Our People, Telco, Water

Kia ora koutou, 2022 kicked off with heightened concern for the workforce challenges facing many industries within New Zealand. While there are immediate concerns of the impact COVID isolation requirements will have on business continuity, the growing workforce skills gap is an issue for the long-term sustainability of industries. For 2022 there is a renewed focus on the need for …

New industry-backed research report to Re-Energise electricity supply workforce

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The research report Re-Energise – Ngā Mahi A Māui, a workforce development strategy, offers a deep dive into Aotearoa New Zealand’s Electricity Supply Industry (ESI) talent shortage against a backdrop of rising electricity demand and a tight labour market. The aim is to futureproof the ESI and help it – and its workers – fulfil their potential. Its release this …

Walking the talk: Te Pūkenga Work Based Learning CE earns his on-job training stripes

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An appreciation of the challenge of fitting training in with fulltime work was one of the biggest learnings Toby Beaglehole took from his New Zealand Certificate in Workplace Health and Safety Level 3. The Chief Executive of Te Pūkenga Work Based Learning Limited (WBL) started the on-job training programme back in 2019, when he headed up Connexis. He wanted to …

Excellence Awards honour best energy and telecommunications trainees

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Wellington, 15 November 2021: The best and brightest energy and telecommunications trainees from across the motu have been selected as finalists in this year’s Excellence Awards. The Connexis Industry Excellence Awards are a recognition of the hard work, dedication and expertise it takes to succeed in the industry. Connexis Director Kaarin Gaukrodger says with skills shortages a crucial issue facing …