Check Your Fees Free Eligibility!

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

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

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

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, …

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

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 …

Female staff key to success of country’s critical infrastructure projects

benstevens News, Ultimit / Women in Infrastructure

Wellington, 1 June 2022:  Critical infrastructure projects throughout New Zealand are facing a severe staffing shortage and women are part of the answer. This is according to Kaarin Gaukrodger, director of Connexis, infrastructure training  provider.  “For example less than 14 percent of New Zealand’s civil construction workforce are women, and the sector’s business owners say finding skilled workers remains its …

Girls with Hi-Vis gets national media coverage

benstevens Civil, Energy, News, Ultimit / Women in Infrastructure, Water

Girls with Hi-Vis® is well underway and has been getting national attention with an article in the New Zealand Herald. On Friday 11 June, the NZ Herald ran a feature on the Girls with Hi-Vis® (GWHV) initiative and the value women can bring to the infrastructure industries. Read the article here, including a profile of Ultimit Ambassador Kat Kaiwai of Tairāwhiti …

New Zealand’s booming infrastructure industry opens up career opportunities for women

Prue Feely News, Ultimit / Women in Infrastructure

To keep New Zealand moving roads need replacing, leaky water pipes upgrading, power lines maintaining and faster broadband technology installing – and the skills required to deliver the future face of infrastructure continues to grow. Connexis Chief Executive Kaarin Gaukrodger says, “New Zealand’s infrastructure industry is booming with an estimated 44,000 additional workers needed over the next five years. This …

November eNews

Prue Feely Civil, Energy, eNews, NZ Apprenticeships, Ultimit / Women in Infrastructure, Water

Kia ora koutou, There’s a lot of change happening in our sector, and we’ve embraced that with some changes of our own.  At the end of the year I’ll be leaving Connexis to join BCITO (the Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation) and Kaarin Gaukrodger, our very able and experienced General Manager, will be taking over the reins.    I’m immensely proud of the team at Connexis and …