Aotearoa has reached a significant milestone, with 50,000 trade apprentices having passed through the Apprenticeship Boost programme since 2020.
When challenged with finding more skilled tradespeople, Ferndale Furniture took on a team of apprentices who are continuing to deliver results.
Karthikeya Jithendra Babu had his future mapped out: studying mechanical engineering at university. A Gateway programme in high school changed that.
Competenz ambassador Ollie Lovell is a Fire Detection and Alarms apprentice with NPE-Tech, having switched from a pre-trade electrician course.
Melinda van den Dolder is the first woman to complete the new version of the New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Trade) (Level 4).
Kosema Fuiono was announced as the BJ Ball Papers 2022 Apprentice of the Year at the Pride in Print Awards.
Jadzia Pyne is halfway through her Fitting and Machining Engineering apprenticeship at the University of Auckland’s Technical Services Workshop.
To address our skills shortage NZ’s employers must broaden thinking about who is targeted for vocational education and training and how we train them.
Sulia Pepa discovered her love for carpentry during woodwork classes, and it’s a trade she continued to study before discovering a new passion – HVAC.
Sue Brocherie may have decided to advance her baking later in life, but age is no barrier when you are as passionate about a craft as she is.
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These three AXIAM Metals apprentices are all passionate about machinery and creating products, and are driven to keep learning, no matter their age.
Pio Feite has overcome physical and personal challenges, but now looks forward to each day as an apprentice at Ali Arc Industries.
Matthew (Matt) Stockford from Gravure Packaging in Wellington has been named the 2022 Print Diploma Student of the Year.
A new joint project set up by Te Pūkenga is tasked with ensuring that ākonga/learners are at the centre of the system.
On International Women’s Day Competenz is calling for more women to enter the trades and redress the gender imbalance and pay inequity.
Opal is a manufacturer of corrugated fibre packaging for a wide range of customers in the food, wine, industrial and beverage industries. Bruce Coombe is Opal’s Technical Supervisor and has been with the company for the past 32 years, and a workplace apprentices assessor for Competenz for 20 years.
Competenz Training Advisor Allen Bryce has spent the last 20 years helping students through their engineering qualifications; and he’s now training the son of one of his original learners in an apprenticeship.
Former Competenz Chief Executive Officer (CEO) John Blakey has been made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (NZOM) for his services to education.