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Viewing entries posted in 2012.

December 6th, 2012

Retail Meat merger goes ahead

Competenz, the Industry Training Organisation (ITO) for the food and beverage, engineering and manufacturing sectors, and the Retail Meat Industry Training Organisation are to merge on January 1, 2013. “Retail Meat is one of the best...

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December 6th, 2012

TRoQ update on all sectors

[http://www.competenz.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/TRoQ_Resized2.jpg] Over the next two years, Competenz will be reviewing all qualifications for our sectors – a process called the Targeted Review of Qualifications (TRoQ), which is already underway. The TRoQ was initiated by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority to...

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December 6th, 2012

Competenz Scholarship

*Competenz calls for engineering scholarship applications* The Competenz Scholarship is returning in 2013, and we are now calling for applications. We have $1000 each to award to ten ambitious engineering individuals. The scholarships are designed to advance the careers...

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December 6th, 2012

First Competenz Accredited School

For Linwood College in Christchurch, providing quality teaching of the National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering Level 2 has been a priority for as long as Murray Hobbs, the head of technology at the school, can remember. The school has...

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December 6th, 2012

Energy Products International

Taking on an apprentice is a big commitment. As an employer, you want to ensure that your investment of time, money and effort will pay off – you want to know that you’ve hired the right person for...

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December 6th, 2012

Returning to basics of CM brings huge benefits

[http://www.competenz.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Factory-Before.jpg] Precision engineering firm RPM International Tool & Die has just had its entire management and engineering staff complete a National Certificate in Competitive Manufacturing Level 2, even though most of them have higher-level qualifications, and the company has practised...

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December 6th, 2012

Taranaki Apprentice of the Year- Michael Abel

Twenty one year old Michael Abel has something to smile about. He recently won the Engineering Taranaki Consortium’s Apprentice of the Year award – a well-deserved recognition of the passion he has for his job. “I always do my...

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December 6th, 2012

Managing an apprentice while focusing on business

Over its 50-year history, Rotorua-based Hayes International has always had a strong commitment to training apprentices. The company firmly believes they get back much more than they put in to apprentices and wouldn’t have grown to where they are...

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December 6th, 2012

Students fabricate a career in engineering

Year 12 and 13 mechanical engineering students in Auckland and Christchurch were given a peek behind the scenes when two engineering companies from each city opened their doors for a recent Competenz careers open day. The objective? To show...

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November 29th, 2012

Training O'clock

Over the past 19 years, the Ten O’clock Cookie Bakery in Masterton has taken on six apprentices – a consistent and dedicated commitment to training considering just one apprentice takes four years to become qualified. “It comes down to...

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