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21 September 2021

Job matching service finds the perfect fit for print company

Using the Competenz online Job Board and free job-matching service was the perfect way for employer Ross Hall to find his apprentice and for Caitlyn Foster to get her foot on the ladder in an exciting new industry.

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20 September 2021

Muka Tangata Workforce Development Council Chief Executive appointed

Muka Tangata Workforce Development Council (WDC) today announced the appointment of Jeremy Baker as Chief Executive. The appointment is a significant milestone in the establishment of the WDC, which will give primary industries greater leadership in the vocational education system.

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17 September 2021

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council appoints Chief Executive

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council (WDC) today announced the appointment of Dr Claire Robinson as Chief Executive. The appointment is a significant milestone in the establishment of the Workforce Development Council, which will give sectors including creative, cultural, recreation and technology greater leadership in the vocational education and training system.

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17 September 2021

Canvas blackout period begins today

A short Canvas blackout for mechanical engineering units begins today to implement the new content and features. During this period, there will be no access to these online units. This blackout period will end on Saturday 25 September.

Some other non-mechanical engineering units may also be offline or have limited access during this time.

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10 September 2021

Four general managers appointed to Waihanga Ara Rau Workforce Development Council

Following last week’s appointment of their new Chief Executive, Philip Aldridge, Waihanga Ara Rau Workforce Development Council (WDC) has confirmed the appointment of four General M

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08 September 2021

Hanga-Aro-Rau Workforce Development Council appoints Chief Executive

The Hanga-Aro-Rau Workforce Development Council (WDC) today announced the appointment of Phil Alexander-Crawford (Ngāti Hine, Ngāti Rēhia, Ngāpuhi) as Chief Executive. The appointment is a significant milestone in the establishment of the Workforce Development Council, which will give manufacturing, engineering and logistics industries greater leadership in the vocational education system.

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02 September 2021

First workforce development council Chief Executive appointed

Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council today announced the appointment of Philip Aldridge as Chief Executive. The appointment is a significant milestone in the establishment of Workforce Development Councils, which will give industry greater leadership in the vocational education system. Waihanga Ara Rau is the first of the six Workforce Development Councils to appoint its Chief Executive.

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01 September 2021

Carving out a career in plastics: the sky's the limit

Tavake, who is currently working towards his NZ Certificate in Plastics Engineering Level 4 qualification with Competenz, recently took out the 2021 Trainee of the Year award at the annual Plastics Industry Association awards.

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25 August 2021

Southland forestry family prove you’re never too old to learn – Father and son graduate together

It was a special moment at the recent Southern Wood Council Forestry Awards ceremony when father and son duo, Robert and Bobby Baird, took to the stage to receive their forestry qualifications.

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18 August 2021

Print company soaring with success

Family-owned Auckland print company Soar is flying high, with two of its team winning accolades at the prestigious Pride in Print 2021 awards.

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