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NZAS John Stephens

April 11th, 2017

Does your qualification match your experience?

The processing and manufacturing sectors are fortunate to employ many people with extensive experience in Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, Theory of Constraints, TQM and other business improvement processes.

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March 31st, 2017

Pete’s Project Prepare Students for NZ Trades

“I had a really good workshop teacher at school, he made it really interesting. That’s why I chose this as my career.”  

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March 21st, 2017

Competenz debuts at ASB Polyfest

Competenz kicked off #GETAMPT campaign in the most vibrant and popular Pasifika festival in the world.

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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 /...

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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...

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