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NZAS John Stephens

April 11th, 2017

Does your qualification match your experience?

The processing and manufacturing sectors are fortunate to employ many people with extensive experience in Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, Theory of Constraints, TQM and other business improvement processes. While these processes and systems are recognised within their industries, they are...

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October 16th, 2015

Getting ready for the new health and safety law

New Zealand’s new health and safety law, which comes in force on 4 April 2016, makes everyone involved in a workplace responsible for keeping others safe, sets clear standards of care, defines the activities businesses need to carry out...

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October 5th, 2015

Training boosts manufacturing productivity, engagement and safety at PPG

A long-term investment in building competitive manufacturing skills, supported by a culture change programme which rewards productivity and innovation, is helping Auckland-based industrial coatings manufacturer PPG New Zealand save thousands of dollars and lift employee engagement, safety and environmental performance.  “In...

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Hon Steven Joyce apprentice graduation

September 4th, 2015

Hon Steven Joyce: “Training shows you what you can achieve”

Celebrating the achievements of 25 competitive manufacturing graduates at the Auckland plant of industrial coating supplier PPG was ‘the fun part of the job’ for Minister of Tertiary Education Skills and Employment Steven Joyce, and an opportunity to encourage...

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August 27th, 2015

Got a Trade Week: building the skills of our future business leaders

Attending yesterday’s Future Business Leaders Forum as part of national Got a Trade Week has been an opportunity for top apprentices to gain leadership skills which will help them build a career in their chosen trade, to hear...

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Learner Lunch

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. Eight apprentices (engineering, refrigeration and air conditioning, printing, forestry, plastics, baking and...

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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 New Zealand (BOINZ) Conference & Expo[], to be held at SkyCity...

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February 17th, 2015

Celebrating the people who grew skills, careers and businesses in 2014

We’ve rounded up some of our industries’ achievements and successes from 2014 for you to enjoy.  As a multi-sector industry training organisation (ITO), we design and manage technical and business qualifications to make sure the New Zealand workforce is...

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December 11th, 2014

Save the date: Māori and Pasifika Trades Training launch

The official launch of Māori & Pasifika Trades Training: Auckland will be held on 12 February 2015 from 7am - 9am. Please mark it in your calendar, with details to follow in a formal invitation to be sent...

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Maori Pasifika

August 11th, 2014

Helping Māori and Pasifika learners build their skills in the workplace

Competenz wants to play an active part in making sure all New Zealanders have the opportunity and the support they need to grow skills, careers and businesses. We commissioned this study into Māori and Pasifika workplace training to help...

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