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December 06th, 2017

Enrolments open for new fire protection programmes

Competenz has launched new fire protection programmes for apprentices and trainees.

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December 05th, 2017

Two years free industry training

From 1 January 2018 the first two years of industry training will be fees free for eligible learners enrolling in eligible programmes, the government announced today.

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December 05th, 2017

Cellar qualifications could transform NZ wine industry says graduate

Formally recognising the skills of winery employees will strengthen the industry in New Zealand says James Pritchard, cellar and bottling manager at The Hunting Lodge in Auckland.

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December 04th, 2017

Engineering scholarship keeps career goals on track

Mechanical engineer Chris Hae Hae has his sights set on a leadership role in the industry – and a Competenz scholarship will help him take the next step in his career.

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December 04th, 2017

Research confirms apprentices mostly better off than graduates

New research is questioning the widely held belief that a university education leads to a more successful career for a school-leaver than an apprenticeship.

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December 01st, 2017

New furniture qualifications on offer in 2018

Apprentices and trainees working in the furniture sector will be able to enrol in new qualifications from the start of 2018.

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December 01st, 2017

‘Sharp’ apprentice wins national engineering award

Waikato maintenance engineering apprentice Michael MacKenzie has taken out the prestigious Stuart Tolhurst Memorial Award for 2017. Michael is in his second year of his apprenticeship at Tetra Pak in Hamilton.

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November 27th, 2017

National Toolbox Challenge winners announced

The results are in for the Competenz Toolbox Challenge which celebrates New Zealand’s future engineers and furniture makers.

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November 06th, 2017

Why Microlearning is good for business

With technology rapidly changing the way people work, employers are increasingly seeking new ways to develop a skilled and adaptable workforce.

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October 31st, 2017

ETC Apprenticeship Awards celebrate world-class workforce

It was a night of celebration for engineers at the annual Engineering Taranaki Consortium Apprenticeship Awards this month – and a new award category jointly sponsored by Competenz celebrated future...

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