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21 December 2020

Battle of the butchers - Young apprentice makes the cut

Competenz butchery apprentice Blair Wright recently took out the coveted ANZCO Foods Butcher Apprentice of the Year award.

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16 December 2020

Consultation on the Workforce Development Council Order in Council proposals is now open

A significant milestone in the Reform of Vocational Education (RoVE), is the formation of six new industry-led and governed Workforce Development Councils (WDCs).

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13 December 2020

The singing butcher

Dunedin’s Jayden Segar has taken out the Emerging Talent award at the recent ANZCO Foods Butcher Apprentice of the Year competition held in Auckland.

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08 December 2020

Update from Tim Fowler, Chief Executive, Tertiary Education Commission

Ōku rangatira ā-iwi Māori, ā-hapu Māori, ā-hapori Māori, ā-rōpu kaipakihi Māori- nei te mihi atu ki a koutou katoa.

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04 December 2020

Forestry sector's post-COVID training sign ups hitting lofty heights

COVID-19 recovery training numbers are tracking well in the New Zealand forestry sector, with more trainees than ever carving out a career in the industry.

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01 December 2020

A life changing event: Young apprentice wins 2020 Stuart Tolhurst cup

He might be “the youngest guy on the team,” but engineering apprentice Phillip Peters’ outstanding attitude and dedication have seen the talented 21-year-old named the 2020 winner of the prestigious...

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24 November 2020

Coming full circle in refrigeration

From being one of New Zealand’s first female refrigeration and air conditioning apprentices, Marie Doran now owns her own refrigeration company with husband Terry and has an apprentice of her...

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23 November 2020

It’s never too late to create a new career

Bronwen Coe is living proof you’re never too old to start a new career and it’s never too late to do something you love.

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18 November 2020

New Zealand’s top butchers announced

Six apprentices went head-to-head on 10 November in an impressive battle of the butchers that saw knives flashing, bandsaws humming and mincers grinding.

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15 November 2020

Balclutha forestry school is growing great graduates

An exciting partnership between forestry training partners is growing great graduates in Balclutha.

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