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08 September 2021

Hanga-Aro-Rau Workforce Development Council appoints Chief Executive

The Hanga-Aro-Rau Workforce Development Council (WDC) today announced the appointment of Phil Alexander-Crawford (Ngāti Hine, Ngāti Rēhia, Ngāpuhi) as Chief Executive. The appointment is a significant milestone in the establishment of the Workforce Development Council, which will give manufacturing, engineering and logistics industries greater leadership in the vocational education system.

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02 September 2021

First workforce development council Chief Executive appointed

Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council today announced the appointment of Philip Aldridge as Chief Executive. The appointment is a significant milestone in the establishment of Workforce Development Councils, which will give industry greater leadership in the vocational education system. Waihanga Ara Rau is the first of the six Workforce Development Councils to appoint its Chief Executive.

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01 September 2021

Carving out a career in plastics: the sky's the limit

Tavake, who is currently working towards his NZ Certificate in Plastics Engineering Level 4 qualification with Competenz, recently took out the 2021 Trainee of the Year award at the annual Plastics Industry Association awards.

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25 August 2021

Southland forestry family prove you’re never too old to learn – Father and son graduate together

It was a special moment at the recent Southern Wood Council Forestry Awards ceremony when father and son duo, Robert and Bobby Baird, took to the stage to receive their forestry qualifications.

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18 August 2021

Print company soaring with success

Family-owned Auckland print company Soar is flying high, with two of its team winning accolades at the prestigious Pride in Print 2021 awards.

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12 August 2021

Work Based Learning Chief Executive appointed

BCITO Chief Executive Toby Beaglehole has been appointed Chief Executive of Te Pūkenga Work Based Learning Limited (WBL), a subsidiary of Te Pūkenga.

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10 August 2021

One to watch: Plastics Apprentice of the Year

Wade Peek, who was recently named Plastics Apprentice of the Year, is definitely one to watch. With two qualifications under his belt, he’s been earmarked as a future plastics industry leader.

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04 August 2021

Online learning gets a major upgrade for mechanical engineering

Competenz is about to launch an exciting new look and feel for its mechanical engineering online units with fantastic new features.

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04 August 2021

Competenz first TITO to transition to Te Pūkenga whānau

Te Pūkenga welcomes the first Transitional Industry Training Organisation (TITO) Competenz to transition into the whānau today with a powhiri in Hamilton.

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20 July 2021

Competenz appoints new Director, Amanda Wheeler

Industry training organisation Competenz has appointed Amanda Wheeler to the newly created role of Director, to lead the organisation through its transition into Te Pūkenga, The New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology and beyond.

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