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16 June 2021

New literacy partnership breaks down barriers for manufacturing employer

It was a simple online survey that led Solo Plastics’ CEO Alan Sutcliffe to discover many of his production staff were struggling with digital literacy, language and unable to use...

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21 May 2021

Wellbeing Budget a boost for Competenz stakeholders

Competenz welcomes a number of measures in the Government’s Wellbeing Budget 2021, released on Thursday 20 May, that will directly benefit Kiwi employers, employees, and the vocational education sector.

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20 May 2021

2021 Pride In Print Awards

The Pride In Print Awards have been a pinnacle of recognition year after year for the best in visual print communication products produced in New Zealand.

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18 May 2021

Competenz job matching service ends years of searching for the ‘right’ school leaver

After years of searching for a new recruit for their business, Auckland engineering firm Stainless Machinings turned to Competenz’s free job matching service to find them an ideal candidate.

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17 May 2021

WDCs reach important milestone

A major milestone was reached on Thursday 13 May when the six Orders in Councils to establish the new Workforce Development Councils were published to the New Zealand Gazette.

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12 May 2021

New qualifications launched for the print industry

Competenz is pleased to launch three refreshed qualifications for the print industry: New Zealand Certificate in Binding and Finishing (Level 3 and 4) and New Zealand Diploma in Print Industry...

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07 May 2021

Competenz apprentices awarded 2021 Page/Acorn Engineering Scholarship

Engineers from Te Puke, Papamoa, and Mount Maunganui have been chosen as winners of the 2021 Page/Acorn Engineering Scholarship.

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03 May 2021

Consultation now open on simplifying New Zealand qualifications and other credentials

Te Mana Tohu Mātuaranga O Aotearoa, New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA), has commenced formal consultation on proposals for simplifying vocational qualifications and other credentials.

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29 April 2021

New qualification supporting air conditioning installation set to launch in mid-2021

To meet industry demand, Competenz will be launching the New Zealand Certificate in Air Conditioning Installation (Level 4) in mid-2021.

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14 April 2021

Surveys launched to get more women into the trades

Trade Careers launched two nationwide surveys on Wednesday 14 April 2021 to understand more about why women are not entering trade careers and what may be preventing employers in the...

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