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04 December 2020

Forestry sector's post-COVID training sign ups hitting lofty heights

COVID-19 recovery training numbers are tracking well in the New Zealand forestry sector, with more trainees than ever carving out a career in the industry.

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01 December 2020

A life changing event: Young apprentice wins 2020 Stuart Tolhurst cup

He might be “the youngest guy on the team,” but engineering apprentice Phillip Peters’ outstanding attitude and dedication have seen the talented 21-year-old named the 2020 winner of the prestigious...

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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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