April 30th, 2015

Women in trades: You can’t be what you can’t see

One group of New Zealanders continues to be heavily under-represented among our ATNZ apprentices: women. At the end of 2014, only three of the 389 apprentices on our ATNZ books...

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April 28th, 2015

Congratulations to New Zealand’s top signmaking apprentices for 2015

The 2015 New Zealand Sign and Display Awards in Rotorua on Anzac Day evening were a chance to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the Sign and Display Association and to...

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April 16th, 2015

Competenz Board: Listening to our learners

At their strategy day in April, members of our Competenz board met some of the people who are at the centre of everything we do: our learners.

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April 16th, 2015

CZ at Building Officials Expo

Competenz is hosting a joint exhibition with Firetech Training Ltd, to promote the National Certificate in Passive Fire Protection (Routine Inspections) Level 3, at this year’s Building Officials Institute of...

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April 16th, 2015

Gold for CZ at Oscars of eLearning

At Competenz, our eLearning is exceptional. Going head-to-head with world leaders in learning design and technology, we’ve just been awarded gold for Best New Technology Implementation (eLearning Widespread Adoption) at...

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April 13th, 2015

Re-boot: investing in apprenticeships (and shiny new stuff)

Thanks to all of you who spread the word with your companies about the Government’s Re-boot subsidy.

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April 10th, 2015

Saluting our 2014 printing industry apprentices

The five finalists for the 2014 Apprentice of the Year Award, announced at graduations this month, are exactly the types of people print businesses need on their payroll if they’re...

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April 09th, 2015

WorldSkills: helping talented young tradespeople hone their skills

For 23 young Kiwi tradespeople, including Competenz apprentices Michael Benson and Stacy Smyth, competing at next week’s inaugural WorldSkills Oceania Competition in Hamilton is a chance to join the national...

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March 31st, 2015

Introducing Competenz Journalism Assessor Catherine Masters

Catherine Masters is a Competenz assessor for the National Diploma in Applied Journalism. She has been a journalist for almost thirty years.

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March 31st, 2015

Signmaking apprentice of the year 2015

Saturday 25 April sees the New Zealand sign industry recognise the top apprentice in signmaking from the 2014 calendar year.

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