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March 07th, 2018

Hohepa takes butchery skills to the world stage

When Hohepa Smith first started out in butchery, he wanted to be the guy on the marae who prepared the meat and provided for his family.

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February 23rd, 2018

Competenz signs with Waikato-Tainui to upskill iwi members

Competenz has signed an historic agreement with Waikato-Tainui as the iwi looks to increase the career opportunities of its people.

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February 15th, 2018

Driving a successful signmaking career

Toby Marsh is a signmaking apprentice at SignBiz in Christchurch and through his work, he's combining his two favourite things: signage and motorsport.

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February 12th, 2018

Kayla carves out a career in plastics manufacturing

Kayla Spyve has spent more than ten years working her way up in the plastics industry – and now she’s taken up the challenge to get qualified.  

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February 09th, 2018

Enrolments open for new print qualification

Competenz has launched a new print qualification for apprentices.

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December 06th, 2017

Enrolments open for new fire protection programmes

Competenz has launched new fire protection programmes for apprentices and trainees.

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December 05th, 2017

Two years free industry training

From 1 January 2018 the first two years of industry training will be fees free for eligible learners enrolling in eligible programmes, the government announced today.

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December 05th, 2017

Cellar qualifications could transform NZ wine industry says graduate

Formally recognising the skills of winery employees will strengthen the industry in New Zealand says James Pritchard, cellar and bottling manager at The Hunting Lodge in Auckland.

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December 04th, 2017

Engineering scholarship keeps career goals on track

Mechanical engineer Chris Hae Hae has his sights set on a leadership role in the industry – and a Competenz scholarship will help him take the next step in his career.

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December 04th, 2017

Research confirms apprentices mostly better off than graduates

New research is questioning the widely held belief that a university education leads to a more successful career for a school-leaver than an apprenticeship.

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