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07 March 2022

International Women’s Day shines light on gender imbalance

On International Women’s Day Competenz is calling for more women to enter the trades and redress the gender imbalance and pay inequity.

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06 March 2022

Opal is finding investing in apprentices is good for business

Opal is a manufacturer of corrugated fibre packaging for a wide range of customers in the food, wine, industrial and beverage industries. Bruce Coombe is Opal’s Technical Supervisor and has been with the company for the past 32 years, and a workplace apprentices assessor for Competenz for 20 years.

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04 March 2022

Keeping it in the family

Competenz Training Advisor Allen Bryce has spent the last 20 years helping students through their engineering qualifications; and he’s now training the son of one of his original learners in an apprenticeship.

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09 February 2022

Competenz congratulates former CEO for being made Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit

Former Competenz Chief Executive Officer (CEO) John Blakey has been made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (NZOM) for his services to education.

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18 November 2021

With the help of Competenz, Whangarei’s Jeff Cunningham gained the qualifications he needed to progress his career

At the age of 22, Jeff completed a Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (RAC) apprenticeship with Competenz. He says having a RAC qualification and background helped him with his career progression over the last ten years and has ultimately led him into his current roles at RefiningNZ.

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18 October 2021

Te Pūkenga begins engagement on draft Operating Model

Te Pūkenga is commencing engagement on its proposed Operating Model today.

Te Pūkenga Chair Murray Strong says the Operating Model provides a high-level view of the functions and services needed to meet the needs of learners, their whānau and employers – what we will do, and how we will create that future experience.

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12 October 2021

A new suite of forestry qualifications has launched

Our suite of forestry qualifications spanning across forest harvesting and silviculture operations have been updated and officially launched.

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29 September 2021

Toitū te Waiora Workforce Development Council welcomes Donovan Clarke, inaugural Chief Executive

Toitū te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council (WDC) today announced the appointment of Donovan Clarke as their inaugural chief executi

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28 September 2021

Where the magic happens

Tracy has just been named as the Diploma of Print Management Student of the Year at the recent national Pride in Print awards, an honour she says was “absolutely blown away” to receive. “The Operations Manager at work suggested I should go for it, and I'm glad I did. I put a lot of hard work into my Diploma, and it's great to have that recognised. I am extremely grateful to be the recipient of the award.”

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24 September 2021

Ringa Hora Workforce Development Council getting ready to serve

Ringa Hora Services Workforce Development Council (WDC) is excited to introduce both their new name and their inaugural chief executive. 

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