The Telecommunications Industry is enabling the rapid transformation of modern life through constant connectivity. As consumers we expect fast, reliable access to the information networks we use every day to keep in touch, do business and live our lives online.
The sector that makes it all possible is going through its own rapid transformation, as New Zealand invests in telecommunications at one of the fastest rates in the OECD. Projects such as the rollout of ultrafast broadband, rural broadband initiatives and new 4G mobile networks are making more people connected in more locations – lifting living standards and enhancing our economy’s capacity.
Within the industry, fierce competition, cutbacks, consolidation and technological innovation continue to create an environment of change and opportunity. At the grassroots level, companies are facing a shortage of qualified workers to meet the demands of new telecommunications contracts.
Qualifications we offer
As of April 2016, The Hon Louise Upston, Associate Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment formally confirmed Connexis as the Industry Training Organisation responsible for the Telecommunications Industry.
Connexis now has statutory responsibility for developing and managing the quality of work practice standards and qualifications relevant to the Telecommunications workforce.
Over the past five years, Connexis worked closely with industry stakeholders and The Skills Organisation to create the courses and qualifications that will produce a strong, reliable telecommunications workforce.