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Viewing entries posted in 2013.

December 19th, 2013

Apprenticeship reboot extended

Aritcle sourced from Voxy.co.nz The Industry Training Federation welcomes the Government’s announcement today to extend the reboot subsidy for eligible apprentices and trainees by another 4,000 places. "This is an appropriate adjustment by the Government to extend the reboot scheme...

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December 11th, 2013

Competenz is now a one-stop-shop for industry training in manufacturing.

In addition to our Mechanical Engineering, Food & Beverage manufacturing, Forestry and Transport industry coverage, mergers this year have centralised training coverage for pulp & paper, printing, packaging, plastics and textiles manufacturing. In some cases, employers in these sectors were...

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December 11th, 2013

Forestry Training Assessors are paid whether a worker "passes" a unit standard or not.

Individual performance in a particular skill is assessed based on Unit Standards, written specifically for Forestry requirements and registered on the New Zealand Qualification framework by the Forestry ITO - Competenz. There are only two outcomes of assessment against...

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December 11th, 2013

A speedway champion with a qualification to match

It takes tremendous skill and determination to rise to the top of any sport. When it comes to speedway, having extreme courage is also a big advantage. Engineering apprentice Andrew Aldridge has been competing on custom built race bikes...

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December 11th, 2013

Navy to train 800+ crew members

Over the past year the Royal New Zealand Navy has been working closely with Competenz to align their in-house training materials to National Certificates in Maritime. This means national qualifications can fall naturally out of the Navy’s already advanced...

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December 11th, 2013

First NZ Diploma in Engineering Practice awarded

It’s not easy being a trail-blazer. But try being a trail-blazer with a young family, a full-time management position and a three hour commute. The good news is that Kevin Ironside survived this particular tour of duty and came...

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December 9th, 2013

Stratford Youth Captures National Engineering Scholarship ahead of Youth Development Committee Role

Taranaki secondary education can take a bow with Stratford’s Connor Hobbs winning the Maintenance Engineering Society of New Zealand’s 2014 Engineering Scholarship. Connor was presented with his scholarship, a $5000 grant towards education in maintenance engineering, at the 2013 SKF...

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December 5th, 2013

Competenz and CMITO announce merger for 2014

*Combined expertise secures future for on-the-job training in print, packaging, journalism and signmaking.* High performing industry training organisation the Communications and Media ITO (CMITO) has announced their intention to merge its operations with Competenz. The Minister of Tertiary Education formally...

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December 3rd, 2013

Health & Safety; Legislation Update

*Workplace health and safety reform – Are you ready?* The Government has announced the most significant reform of New Zealand’s workplace health and safety system in 20 years. ‘Working Safer: a blueprint for health and safety at work’ is...

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November 29th, 2013

Auckland Plastics and Materials Processing graduates celebrate

Around 200 people gathered at Villa Maria Estate on Wednesday, 27 November to celebrate the success of around 80 Auckland-based plastics and materials processing graduates. Barbara Wilkinson, Chief Executive of PaMPITO hosted the evening and John Blakey, CEO of...

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