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December 11th, 2018

New “fees-free” signmaking apprenticeship launched

A new apprenticeship programme for the signmaking industry will give workers the skills they need to succeed – and apprentices could qualify for two years of funding under the government’s...

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December 06th, 2018

Survey: Mana in Mahi – Strength in Work

This year the government launched the Mana in Mahi – Strength in Work programme designed to link young people with employers who can provide a pathway to an industry training...

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December 03rd, 2018

Competenz awarded NZQA Category 1 status

Competenz has received the highest possible rating from the New Zealand Qualifications Authority in a review to ensure we are meeting the needs of industry, learners and government.

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December 03rd, 2018

Award winner David engineers a bright future for himself

It’s no surprise that David Lewis chose engineering as his trade. The 22 year-old Rotorua engineering apprentice admits he’s always been a person who enjoys pulling things apart to learn...

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ETC apprentice awards 2018

November 22nd, 2018

ETC Apprenticeship Awards celebrate engineering excellence

Refrigeration apprentice Michael Johnson took out the title of Engineering Taranaki Consortium 2018 Apprentice of the Year at the 14th annual event held in New Plymouth this month.

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November 01st, 2018

New qualifications for the engineering industry

Technology and automation are rapidly driving change in the engineering sector and our engineering programmes are transforming to better meet the needs of the industry.  

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October 29th, 2018

Apprentice programme produces award-winning butchers

Starting out as a butchery apprentice in 1984, Riki Kerekere has risen up through the ranks to become Senior Operations Manager for Countdown Meat and Livestock in Otahuhu, responsible for...

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October 10th, 2018

Supporting Mental Health Awareness Week

At Competenz we work with more than 3,500 businesses and 20,000 learners each year – so we see and talk to a lot of people.

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August 30th, 2018

Forestry programme a ‘win-win’ for all

This is a media release from Eastland Wood Council.  

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August 24th, 2018

Parents urged to take trades seriously

Parents and teachers of school leavers need to start taking careers in trades seriously as teens are missing out on genuine opportunities to avoid student loans and get ahead.

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