Government announces Free Trades Training scheme – a welcome boost for the Infrastructure Industry

Prue Feely Civil, Energy, News, NZ Apprenticeships, Telco, Water

The Government’s recently announced Free Trades Training scheme is a welcome boost for the Infrastructure Industry.  It provides a platform for attracting keen new workers to build the required workforce capacity and capability to deliver on the pipeline of infrastructure projects. The Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund (TTAF – also called Free Trades Training) of $320 million was announced by …

INFRASTRUCTURE TRAINING MILESTONE

Caitlin Shilling News, Water

It all started with a keen interest in operating heavy machinery and it has led to an industry qualification for Raj Prasad. Raj is a long-time employee of Auckland-based civil-engineering company Vuksich and Borich and was recently accredited as a Civil Tradesperson after achieving his Civil Infrastructure Apprenticeship in Earthworks. This was a milestone not only for Raj, but also …

NEW INDUSTRY QUALIFICATIONS TO ADDRESS WATER WOES

Caitlin Shilling News, NZ Apprenticeships, Water

Wellington, February 2020:  With the capital’s aging and struggling water infrastructure under the spotlight recently, the industry is responding with the release of a new level of training qualifications to upskill supervisors and managers. Connexis, the Industry Training Organisation (ITO) for the Infrastructure Industry, has just released two new Level 5 water-related diplomas: Drinking-water Treatment, and Wastewater Treatment.  These diplomas …

eNews – December

Prue Feely Civil, Civil Trades, Energy, eNews, News, Telco, Ultimit / Women in Infrastructure, Water

Kia ora, As the calendar year draws to a close, I’m pleased to report that 2019 has brought a wide range of successes. As the standard-setting body for the infrastructure industries, Connexis shares the Government’s commitment to raising the profile of vocational education. This includes working with schools and communities around New Zealand and providing more flexible workplace-based learning, while actively supporting …

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: Hundreds experience Infrastructure Industry

Taniya Scott Energy, News, Telco, Ultimit / Women in Infrastructure, Water

Hundreds of young women throughout the country have experienced a taste of working in the Infrastructure Industry in a programme designed to showcase different career options. The Infrastructure Industry keeps New Zealand running – through water, power and roading – and is a booming sector that is forecast to require around 44,000 more people over the next 5 years.  New …

GOT A TRADE? GOT IT MADE! 2019 SPEEDMEETS

Taniya Scott Energy, News, Telco, Water

Do you have apprenticeships or other entry level positions available within your company? Get involved with Got a Trade? SpeedMeets! SpeedMeets are based on the concept of speed-dating where employers and job seeking secondary school students coming together for short mini interviews to identify the right fit.  This year events are held around the country in August and September. Each SpeedMeet …

Opening Career Doors for Young Women in the Infrastructure Industry

Chloe Civil Trades, Energy, Telco, Ultimit / Women in Infrastructure, Water

Infrastructure forms the backbone of New Zealand’s day to day livelihood and is a booming sector that is predicted to require around 44,000 more people over the next 5 years. Connexis – the Industry Training Organisation (ITO) for Infrastructure – is addressing the recruitment challenge throughout May and June targeting young women with its annual Girls with Hi-Vis (GWHV) campaign. …