September 13th, 2017

Butchery apprentice shares knife skills with MP

Competenz apprentice Tom Evans was in the spotlight when MP Louise Upston visited Village Quality Meats in Kandallah, Wellington, during Got a Trade Week in August.

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September 13th, 2017

Innovation on show at Horizons forum

Competenz’s most forward-thinking customers shared their stories of innovation and the challenges of keeping pace with change at the inaugural Horizons forum on 6 September.

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August 31st, 2017

NZ butchers to compete for top spot

Today the battle is on to find the nation’s top butcher and butcher apprentice. Twenty finalists, ten in each category, will vie for the prestigious titles of Competenz Butcher Apprentice...

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August 29th, 2017

New refrigeration transport qualifications

Refrigeration transport industry employees can now earn credits specialising in temperature-controlled transport systems.

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August 24th, 2017

Print graduate Myra wins Industry Trainee of the Year

Myra Anderson’s passion for her career and commitment to education secured her the top honour at the 2017 Got A Trade? Got It Made! Industry Training Awards held at Parliament...

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August 21st, 2017

Competenz apprentices vie for national awards

Six high-performing Competenz learners have been nominated for the Got a Trade! Industry Training Awards, which will be announced in Wellington on Wednesday 23 August.

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August 18th, 2017

Demand high for skilled workers across NZ – not just chippies and sparkies

New Zealand’s skills shortage is worsening despite genuine career opportunities that exist for qualified workers in many sectors.

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August 16th, 2017

Hard work pays off for fabrication engineer

Mike O’Callaghan had a passion for engineering from a very young age.

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August 16th, 2017

Award-winning forestry apprentice follows her heart

For Jaz Kuru, working in the forest is in her blood. She started out with Kuru Contracting in Gisbourne, her parents’ business, when she was just 16 years old.

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August 14th, 2017

Print apprenticeship life-changing for Frank

When Frank Uati saw his friends graduating from university with huge student debts and no guaranteed jobs, he knew he made the right choice to become an apprentice.  

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