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Mechanical Engineering Apprentice Calls For #breakthebias - NZ Needs More Women In The Trades

Friday, 4 March 2022, 10:35 am | Competenz

Slowly but surely: the gradual rise of women entering the trades  International Women’s Day shines light on gender imbalance Ahead of International Women’s Day next Tuesday 8 March, work-based learning organisation Competenz is calling for more ... More >>

Apprenticeships And Industry Training Land Significant Post-COVID-19 Boost

Thursday, 4 June 2020, 10:37 am | Competenz

Competenz sectors are set to benefit significantly with the announcement of free apprenticeships and industry training commencing 1 July 2020. As part of the $1.6 billion boost in the vocational education sector, Education Minister Chris Hipkins ... More >>

Government's New WDC Model Aligns With The Future Of Work

Tuesday, 17 December 2019, 1:17 pm | Competenz

“The best possible news” is the reaction of Competenz, one of the country’s largest industry training organisations (ITOs) in the wake of today’s Education Minister Hon Chris Hipkins confirmation of the structure of the Workforce Development ... More >>

Demand for skilled workers across NZ at record high levels

Tuesday, 8 October 2019, 5:05 pm | Competenz

New Zealand needs more than 8,000 new mechanical engineering apprentices to meet the industry’s demand over the next five years. In Auckland alone, more than 3,000 people are needed, with 1,199 in Canterbury and 800 in Waikato. While the high profile ... More >>

Government reform dashes hope for industry

Thursday, 1 August 2019, 5:07 pm | Competenz

Industry training organisation (ITO) Competenz has three years to hand over its 20,000 apprentices and trainees and the 3,500 New Zealand employers it currently works alongside to the NZ Institute of Skills and Technology (NZIST), the centralised polytechnic ... More >>

“Devastating for New Zealand industry”

Wednesday, 27 March 2019, 9:51 am | Competenz

"Devastating for NZ industry" - business owners and industry leaders respond to Govt's vocational education reform More >>

Industry Training Organisation reacts to proposed reforms

Thursday, 14 February 2019, 9:43 am | Competenz

Competenz, one of this country’s largest Industry Training Organisations (ITO) says the announcement by Education Minister Chris Hipkins proposing reforms to the sector including the merging of ITOs and polytechnics, could undermine critical workplace ... More >>

NZ Butchers to Compete for Top Spot

Thursday, 31 August 2017, 9:06 am | Competenz

Today the battle is on to find the nation’s top butcher and butcher apprentice. Twenty finalists, 10 in each category will vie for the prestigious titles of Alto Butcher and Competenz Butcher Apprentice of the Year for 2017. More >>

Calling budding secondary school engineers, furniture makers

Monday, 27 March 2017, 3:07 pm | Competenz

Calling all budding secondary school engineers and furniture makers: national inter-school ‘Toolbox Challenge’ is back and open for entries More >>

‘Toolbox Challenge’ underway to find budding NZ engineers

Wednesday, 9 November 2016, 12:10 pm | Competenz

An inter-school competition is underway to find New Zealand’s engineers and furniture makers of the future. More >>

Competenz Appoints Megan Richards

Wednesday, 13 May 2015, 12:53 pm | Competenz

Competenz Appoints Megan Richards as National Manager, Journalism Industry training organisation Competenz is pleased to announce Megan Richards has been appointed National Account Manager for Journalism, after 10 years spent with TVNZ as the broadcaster’s ... More >>

Safety And Quality First for Forestry

Wednesday, 2 July 2014, 2:14 pm | Competenz

A review of qualifications for forestry workers led by industry training organisation Competenz has resulted in new qualifications being developed with an increased focus on health and safety, and environmental protection and quality. More >>

Competenz expands on-the-job training offering

Thursday, 19 September 2013, 2:02 pm | Competenz

High performing industry training organisation (ITO) Competenz, has announced its intention to merge with the Plastics and Materials Processing Industry Training Organisation (PaMPITO). More >>

A Legacy of Passion for the Furniture Industry

Tuesday, 27 August 2013, 10:22 am | Competenz

In recognition of a well-respected master of the furniture industry, Ernie Jelinek's name will live on through future training awards at Competenz. For the winner of the ‘Trainee of the Year – Furniture’ they will receive the ‘Ernie Jelinek’ ... More >>

Furniture award finalists on show at the Home Ideas Centre

Thursday, 8 August 2013, 7:00 pm | Competenz

Judging for the 2013 Forest and Wood Industry National Training Awards takes place next week. This will determine which of the 55 entrants will become finalists in the 12 categories and go on to the Awards dinner at the Rotorua Energy Events Centre ... More >>

Merger Further Consolidates ITO Sector

Wednesday, 24 April 2013, 2:17 pm | Competenz

Further consolidation of the ITO sector will happen on May 1st when Competenz, ITO for manufacturing, engineering and food and beverage manufacturing, takes over responsibility for the forestry, wood manufacturing, furniture and biosecurity ITO, FITEC. More >>

Competenz Welcomes New Apprenticeship Scheme

Friday, 25 January 2013, 3:51 pm | Competenz

Raising the profile of apprenticeships through the newly announced New Zealand Apprenticeship scheme is a welcome first step in increasing apprenticeship numbers and helping ease a skills shortage says John Blakey, CEO of Competenz. “An increased subsidy to ... More >>

ITO merger sees increased scale and benefits

Thursday, 13 December 2012, 5:27 pm | Competenz

Competenz, the Industry Training Organisation (ITO) for the food and beverage, engineering and manufacturing sectors, and the Retail Meat Industry Training Organisation are to merge on January 1, 2013. More >>

Secondary Schools rev it up at Minibike Grand Prix

Thursday, 1 November 2012, 1:01 pm | Competenz

Secondary Schools rev it up at Minibike Grand Prix The largest-ever National Secondary Schools Minibike Grand Prix has just wrapped up at Manfeild Autocourse. More than 240 students from 25 schools raced over 250 bikes and sidecars they had built themselves. ... More >>

Students Fabricate A Future In Engineering

Thursday, 25 October 2012, 2:16 pm | Competenz

Year 12 and 13 mechanical engineering students were given a peek behind the scenes when two Christchurch engineering companies opened their doors for a recent Competenz careers open day. The objective? To show students how a vocational pathway, which ... More >>





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