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12 August 2021

Work Based Learning Chief Executive appointed

BCITO Chief Executive Toby Beaglehole has been appointed Chief Executive of Te Pūkenga Work Based Learning Limited (WBL), a subsidiary of Te Pūkenga.

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10 August 2021

One to watch: Plastics Apprentice of the Year

Wade Peek, who was recently named Plastics Apprentice of the Year, is definitely one to watch. With two qualifications under his belt, he’s been earmarked as a future plastics industry leader.

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04 August 2021

Online learning gets a major upgrade for mechanical engineering

Competenz is about to launch an exciting new look and feel for its mechanical engineering online units with fantastic new features.

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04 August 2021

Competenz first TITO to transition to Te Pūkenga whānau

Te Pūkenga welcomes the first Transitional Industry Training Organisation (TITO) Competenz to transition into the whānau today with a powhiri in Hamilton.

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20 July 2021

Competenz appoints new Director, Amanda Wheeler

Industry training organisation Competenz has appointed Amanda Wheeler to the newly created role of Director, to lead the organisation through its transition into Te Pūkenga, The New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology and beyond.

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13 July 2021

Strengthening digital skills for industry: new micro-credential launched

Low levels of digital literacy among staff is a challenge facing many manufacturing businesses, and strengthening those skills is not only essential to meet rapid technological changes in the workplace, it’s vital to increasing productivity. To improve the level of digital literacy and to begin to meet the demands brought about by Industry 4.0, Competenz has developed a new micro-credential specifically for the manufacturing industry. 

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08 July 2021

Competenz Transition Plan

This week, Competenz received the final full and unconditional approval from the Tertiary Education Commission to transition to become a business division of the newly created Work-based Learning (WBL) Subsidiary of Te Pūkenga on 02 August 2021.

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07 July 2021

Retail Meat apprenticeships on the move

The management and support of Retail Meat apprenticeships in Aotearoa has a new home, with transitional industry training organisation (TITO) Competenz passing on the baton – or cleaver – to training provider Skills4Work.

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30 June 2021

Set up for life: The ‘Tattooed Baker’ says doing an apprenticeship is a ‘no brainer’

Bex embarked on a Competenz Craft Baking apprenticeship when she was 18, completing it and qualifying three years later. Bex says enrolling in an apprenticeship was the best decision she ever made and it’s set her up for life.

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22 June 2021

Competenz to farewell CEO, Fiona Kingsford

Competenz CEO Fiona Kingsford has announced plans to step away from the industry training organisation after 13 years, six of these at the helm.

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