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October 21st, 2013

Plastics and materials processing graduates celebrate in Christchurch

Over 35 plastics and materials processing graduates along with their companies and families attended the 2013 Competenz Christchurch Graduation celebrations at Peppers Clearwater Resort last Wednesday. This is the first time the event was run by Competenz after the organisation...

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October 18th, 2013

National Secondary Schools Mini Moto Grand Prix

More than 200 minibikes and sidecars from 20 schools descended on Feilding’s Manfeild Raceway this month for the 2013 Mini Moto Grand Prix – and despite heavy rain and strong winds the racers’ eagerness to get out on...

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October 14th, 2013

Well done to our Forest and Wood award winners

*Trainee of the Year, Furniture*[#Furniture trainee] *Trainee of the Year, Wood Manufacturing*[#Wood Manufacturing trainee] *Trainee of the Year, Forestry*[#Forestry trainee] *Modern Apprentice of the Year, Forestry*[#Forestry Modern Apprentice] *Modern Apprentice of the Year, Wood Manufacturing*[#Wood Manufacturing Modern Apprentice] *Modern Apprentice of...

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September 9th, 2013

Finalists announced for Forestry Awards

A stellar line up of judges representing the forest and wood industry completed the judging this week for the 2013 National Training Awards. The finalists have been selected from a total of 55 entries, which included 10 entered...

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September 5th, 2013

Competenz Butcher Apprentice Awards 2013

Jack Khosrawi from Auckland’s PAK’nSAVE Lincoln Road has won the Competenz Butcher Apprentice of the Year category. The other winner on the night was Abigail Lane, a young woman from the Far North, who took out the 2013 Alto Young Butcher...

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September 3rd, 2013

Client Breakfast - feedback and responses to your questions

*What can we do better?* Industry is changing at a rapid pace and some of the qualifications are not fit for purpose. The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) has initiated a review of all Level 1-6 qualifications over the...

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July 8th, 2013

Judging the world's most talented young tradespeople

Steve Brooks is an Industry Manager at Competenz, but he is also an experienced judge at WorldSkills[http://www.worldskills.org.nz/]. Steve is in Germany this month with the Tool Blacks, where he will decide who has the skills to win a gold...

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July 8th, 2013

Well done Tool Blacks!

Jaric Savill, an ATNZ apprentice seconded to Aztech Engineering Ltd[http://www.aztechengineering.co.nz/] was one of thirteen talented young up-and-coming tradespeople who represented New Zealand in Germany this July at WorldSkills, also known as the Trade Olympics. Jaric competed in the Welding category...

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July 1st, 2013

Eastland Wood Council Forestry Awards

At the Eastland Wood Council Forestry Awards in Gisborne on Friday 17 May, in front of an audience of 380, 30 graduates from the East Coast region were presented their certificates by outgoing FITEC CEO Ian Boyd. The 30,...

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June 14th, 2013

Young tradie with sheet metal bent to represent New Zealand in July

We’ve had the All Blacks, the Tall Blacks and the Black Ferns – now, a group of young New Zealanders who are top in their trades will be representing New Zealand in July as part of the ‘Tool...

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