February 24th, 2017

Competenz Higher Level Learning Scholarships 2017-apply today!

Competenz is delighted to announce it has secured a $50,000 funding for scholarships towards higher level learning and skill development for learners who have completed a Competenz Level 3 / Level 4 Apprenticeship. In December 2016, a committee of...

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February 20th, 2017

Update: Competenz will no longer offer the National Diploma in Applied Journalism (Level 6)

In 2016 Competenz consulted with industry representatives over the future and relevance of the workplace-based Journalism diploma (Level 6) in an increasingly disruptive, digital age. The evolution of the digital media and the need to react quickly to news...

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Andy Champion Resized

February 14th, 2017

Welding apprentice going for gold in Abu Dhabi

Nothing can stop 19-year-old welding apprentice Andrew Champion from smashing his career goals, and 2017 is certainly going down as a monumental year. Andrew has been selected as part of the Tool Blacks team and is now on...

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Molloy Furniture web

December 20th, 2016

Auckland furniture maker’s dedication to training the future of the industry

Over 40 years ago when Vince Molloy opened his furniture making business Molloy Furniture, the Auckland-based business owner has had over 20 apprentices enter his doors and leave as qualified furniture makers. “I brought on apprentices early on in...

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Winner of Stuart Tolhurst

December 19th, 2016

Taranaki apprentice wins top engineering award

For 21-year-old mechanical engineering apprentice Jamie Noakes, winning the Competenz Stuart Tolhurst Apprentice Trophy at this year's 2016 SKF National Maintenance Engineering Conference (NMEC) in Hamilton was a huge surprise. “I was overwhelmed; I didn’t think I would win. It...

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Wholly Cow Pat Luke

December 16th, 2016

Butchery apprenticeship is the beginning of a lifelong career for Cambridge student

For 16-year-old Luke Andrews, wanting to be a butcher started when he was young. Around four years ago his parents brought Export Meats in Cambridge – now known as Wholly Cow – which cemented his passion for the...

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December 13th, 2016

Global manufacturing business keeps ahead of the game

From its humble beginnings in the late eighties to now an international company, Napier-based food display cabinetmaking company Food Products Group (FPG) have come a long way since owner Robert Darroch started the business in his garage. FPG are...

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November 22nd, 2016

Your workforce development needs get a listening ear

Have you heard about SAGs and what they can do for you? The Competenz Sector Advisory Group (SAG) was reinvigorated just over a year ago. Today it’s providing a direct channel for feedback in the ever-evolving area of...

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Business admin forestry

November 18th, 2016

New forestry products

*Available now*   *National Certificate in Business (Business Administration), Level 3* The aim of this programme is to enhance business and administration skills by providing a suite of tools and techniques to streamline and improve business operations. Join a network of business...

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Hayden means business

November 17th, 2016

From apprentice to business owner

“My apprenticeship took me way beyond learning how to do the basic ‘pipework’ in this job. But running your own team of guys, running the whole show? That’s completely different from doing it yourself.” Aucklander Hayden Watt finished his...

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