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November 29th, 2019

Manufacturing qualification launched to prefab industry

Competenz has partnered with PrefabNZ, BCITO and other key industry stakeholders to launch formalised qualifications and training pathways for the New Zealand prefabricated construction sector.

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November 26th, 2019

Three kids and a trophy – busy apprentice wins national engineering award

Winner: Mechanical Engineering apprentice and Stuart Tolhurst Award winner Inia Te Wiata with his Competenz training advisor Allen Bryce. 

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November 18th, 2019

Competenz gets major funding boost for training

Industry training organisation (ITO) Competenz are thrilled to have secured a $300,000 grant from the Wood Industry Development and Education (WIDE) Trust, to increase and improve training opportunities across the...

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November 08th, 2019

The facts about vocational education reform

by Fiona Kingsford, Competenz CEO, November 2019

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October 16th, 2019

Rocket Man becomes a professor

Former Competenz engineering apprentice and space industry pioneer, Peter Beck has been appointed Adjunct Professor in Aerospace Engineering by the University of Auckland.

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September 13th, 2019

Butchery Apprentice of the Year carving successful career path

Cherise Redden is only in her second year of her Competenz Butchery apprenticeship, but that hasn’t stopped her from taking out the 2019 Retail Meat New Zealand Apprentice of the...

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September 08th, 2019

Apprentices have it all – work, earn, learn

The Competenz national ‘Got a Trade? Got it Made!’ campaign shows school leavers and other jobseekers they can ‘have it all’ by making the smart choice to take on an...

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June 26th, 2019

Signmaker’s drive for excellence recognised at industry awards

Toby Marsh from Signbiz in Christchurch says he “couldn’t be happier” to be named the New Zealand Sign & Display Association (NZSDA) Apprentice of the Year.

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June 26th, 2019

Plastics Apprentice of the Year announced

The Plastics Apprentice of the Year was awarded to Tiaan Ferreira (picture right) last month, at the Plastics NZ conference in Queenstown.

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