News | Pūrongo

13 July 2021

Strengthening digital skills for industry: new micro-credential launched

Low levels of digital literacy among staff is a challenge facing many manufacturing businesses, and strengthening those skills is not only essential to meet rapid technological changes in the workplace, it’s vital to increasing productivity. To improve the level of digital literacy and to begin to meet the demands brought about by Industry 4.0, Competenz has developed a new micro-credential specifically for the manufacturing industry. 

Read more

08 July 2021

Competenz Transition Plan

This week, Competenz received the final full and unconditional approval from the Tertiary Education Commission to transition to become a business division of the newly created Work-based Learning (WBL) Subsidiary of Te Pūkenga on 02 August 2021.

Read more

07 July 2021

Retail Meat apprenticeships on the move

The management and support of Retail Meat apprenticeships in Aotearoa has a new home, with transitional industry training organisation (TITO) Competenz passing on the baton – or cleaver – to training provider Skills4Work.

Read more

30 June 2021

Set up for life: The ‘Tattooed Baker’ says doing an apprenticeship is a ‘no brainer’

Bex embarked on a Competenz Craft Baking apprenticeship when she was 18, completing it and qualifying three years later. Bex says enrolling in an apprenticeship was the best decision she ever made and it’s set her up for life.

Read more

22 June 2021

Competenz to farewell CEO, Fiona Kingsford

Competenz CEO Fiona Kingsford has announced plans to step away from the industry training organisation after 13 years, six of these at the helm.

Read more

16 June 2021

New literacy partnership breaks down barriers for manufacturing employer

It was a simple online survey that led Solo Plastics’ CEO Alan Sutcliffe to discover many of his production staff were struggling with digital literacy, language and unable to use a computer.

Read more

21 May 2021

Wellbeing Budget a boost for Competenz stakeholders

Competenz welcomes a number of measures in the Government’s Wellbeing Budget 2021, released on Thursday 20 May, that will directly benefit Kiwi employers, employees, and the vocational education sector.

Read more

20 May 2021

2021 Pride In Print Awards

The Pride In Print Awards have been a pinnacle of recognition year after year for the best in visual print communication products produced in New Zealand.

Read more

18 May 2021

Competenz job matching service ends years of searching for the ‘right’ school leaver

After years of searching for a new recruit for their business, Auckland engineering firm Stainless Machinings turned to Competenz’s free job matching service to find them an ideal candidate.

Read more

17 May 2021

WDCs reach important milestone

A major milestone was reached on Thursday 13 May when the six Orders in Councils to establish the new Workforce Development Councils were published to the New Zealand Gazette.

Read more