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18 November 2021

With the help of Competenz, Whangarei’s Jeff Cunningham gained the qualifications he needed to progress his career

At the age of 22, Jeff completed a Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (RAC) apprenticeship with Competenz. He says having a RAC qualification and background helped him with his career progression over the last ten years and has ultimately led him into his current roles at RefiningNZ.

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18 October 2021

Te Pūkenga begins engagement on draft Operating Model

Te Pūkenga is commencing engagement on its proposed Operating Model today.

Te Pūkenga Chair Murray Strong says the Operating Model provides a high-level view of the functions and services needed to meet the needs of learners, their whānau and employers – what we will do, and how we will create that future experience.

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12 October 2021

A new suite of forestry qualifications has launched

Our suite of forestry qualifications spanning across forest harvesting and silviculture operations have been updated and officially launched.

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29 September 2021

Toitū te Waiora Workforce Development Council welcomes Donovan Clarke, inaugural Chief Executive

Toitū te Waiora Community, Health, Education and Social Services Workforce Development Council (WDC) today announced the appointment of Donovan Clarke as their inaugural chief executi

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28 September 2021

Where the magic happens

Tracy has just been named as the Diploma of Print Management Student of the Year at the recent national Pride in Print awards, an honour she says was “absolutely blown away” to receive. “The Operations Manager at work suggested I should go for it, and I'm glad I did. I put a lot of hard work into my Diploma, and it's great to have that recognised. I am extremely grateful to be the recipient of the award.”

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24 September 2021

Ringa Hora Workforce Development Council getting ready to serve

Ringa Hora Services Workforce Development Council (WDC) is excited to introduce both their new name and their inaugural chief executive. 

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21 September 2021

Job matching service finds the perfect fit for print company

Using the Competenz online Job Board and free job-matching service was the perfect way for employer Ross Hall to find his apprentice and for Caitlyn Foster to get her foot on the ladder in an exciting new industry.

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20 September 2021

Muka Tangata Workforce Development Council Chief Executive appointed

Muka Tangata Workforce Development Council (WDC) today announced the appointment of Jeremy Baker as Chief Executive. The appointment is a significant milestone in the establishment of the WDC, which will give primary industries greater leadership in the vocational education system.

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17 September 2021

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council appoints Chief Executive

Toi Mai Workforce Development Council (WDC) today announced the appointment of Dr Claire Robinson as Chief Executive. The appointment is a significant milestone in the establishment of the Workforce Development Council, which will give sectors including creative, cultural, recreation and technology greater leadership in the vocational education and training system.

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17 September 2021

Canvas blackout period begins today

A short Canvas blackout for mechanical engineering units begins today to implement the new content and features. During this period, there will be no access to these online units. This blackout period will end on Saturday 25 September.

Some other non-mechanical engineering units may also be offline or have limited access during this time.

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