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 – …

Invitation to online learner workshop

benstevens News, RoVE

Connexis learners are invited to an online workshop on the future shape of Te Pūkenga Te Pūkenga is a new organisation that combines the 16 polytechnics from across the motu with some Transitional Industry Training Organisations (TITOs) to create a new vocational education system in New Zealand (called the Reform of Vocational Education or RoVE). As you may be aware, …

WDC wesbites now live

benstevens News, RoVE

Morena tatou, The Workforce Development Council websites are now live following the transition of standard setting functions from TITOs yesterday (4 October 2021). Below are some useful links: Ohu Mahi is the overarching WDC website, where all six WDC sites are accessible from: https://www.ohumahi.nz/ From there you can be redirected to any of the six WDCs. Infrastructure falls under Waihanga …

RoVE Bulletin #7

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Kia ora koutou,  Welcome to the bold new world of vocational education!  As of Wednesday 1 September 2021, our brand, arranging training functions, and most of our people, have transferred to Te Pūkenga subsidiary Work Based Learning Limited (WBL). Connexis is now a separately branded business division within WBL. Read more about Connexis’ shift into WBL.  By moving early to transition, our focus can now be on the development of the new operating model …

Standard Setting readies for move into Workforce Development Councils

benstevens News, RoVE

From 4 October 2021, responsibility for qualifications development, pre- and post-moderation, consent to assess, and programme endorsement for the infrastructure industries will move from Connexis to the new Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council (WDC).  As part of the government’s Reform of Vocational Education (RoVE), Waihanga Ara Rau will be the vocational education standard setting body for infrastructure sector unit standards and qualifications. Connexis …

Connexis Experience Key in the Future of Industry Training

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Important knowledge and experience of infrastructure industry training will be present in the leadership team of the new Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council (WDC). Connexis General Manager Learning Solutions Mike Grumball has been named as one of a new team of four Waihanga Ara Rau General Managers.  Workforce Development Councils are being established through the Reform …

First Workforce Development Council Chief Executive Appointed

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Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council today announced the appointment of Philip Aldridge as Chief Executive. The appointment is a significant milestone in the establishment of Workforce Development Councils, which will give industry greater leadership in the vocational education system. Waihanga Ara Rau is the first of the six Workforce Development Councils to appoint its Chief Executive. …

Connexis the second TITO to transition to Te Pūkenga

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Te Pūkenga added infrastructure industry training and apprenticeships to its suite of vocational education provision today, welcoming the second Transitional Industry Training Organisation (TITO) Connexis into its whānau. Connexis’s role of arranging training for the Civil, Energy, Telecommunications, and Water sectors today transferred to Te Pūkenga subsidiary Work Based Learning Limited (WBL). Connexis is now a separately branded business division …

Connexis CE congratulates Competenz as it becomes the first TITO to transition into Te Pūkenga

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Competenz’s transition into Te Pūkenga today has been applauded by Kaarin Gaukrodger, the Chief Executive of fellow Transitional Industry Training Organisation (TITO) Connexis. Kaarin says Competenz has paved the way for the other “first movers”, including Connexis and BCITO who will transition on 1 September and 4 October respectively. “This is an historic moment and we wish Competenz all the …

Connexis and Te Pūkenga sign Transfer Agreement

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Connexis and Te Pūkenga have agreed to the terms under which the Infrastructure Industry Training Organisation (trading as Connexis) will shift most of its core functions into Te Pūkenga’s new Work Based Learning Limited (WBL) subsidiary. In June, the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) approved Connexis to transition its Arranging Training and Standard Setting activities into other entities as part of …