News

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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11 November 2020

COVID curveball creates changed collaboration with WIDE Trust

The global pandemic and the government’s free apprenticeships and traineeships have created the opportunity for Competenz to pivot their partnership with the Wood Industry Development and Education (WIDE) Trust.

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28 October 2020

Workforce solutions: Competenz and Buckley Systems

Increasing global demand for its products has resulted in Buckley Systems developing its own talent pool, with engineering apprenticeships vital to the company being able to staff its CNC machining...

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20 October 2020

Why investing in your staff is the smart move to make

Owen Embling has lost count of the number of times he’s sat at industry round tables where the discussion kept returning to concerns over New Zealand’s skill shortage – a...

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19 October 2020

On-the-job training strategy provides continuous improvement for Sistema

Competenz has been delivering apprenticeship qualification and training programmes to plastics manufacturer Sistema for the past eight years.

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19 October 2020

Five reasons why it’s the perfect time to upskill your business

The Covid-19 pandemic has left businesses across New Zealand in a difficult dilemma.

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07 October 2020

How we are working within COVID-19 Alert Levels

Currently New Zealand is at Alert Level 1. This means our people are able to conduct normal visits while recording their movements and following government guidelines.

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