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Engineering a bright future for high school students

Thursday, 11 October 2012, 12:51 pm | Competenz

/ MEDIA RELEASE OCTOBER 2012 Engineering a bright future for high school students Year 12 mechanical engineering students were given a peak behind the scenes when two engineering companies and an equipment supplier opened their doors for a recent ... More >>

Free 3D minibike model rides onto the web

Wednesday, 10 October 2012, 12:45 pm | Competenz

A free 3D CAD minibike model has been launched by Competenz under its Tools4Work programme for schools. It is available online as a PDF, enabling it to be used on any computer that has Adobe Acrobat, and can be downloaded at More >>

New Competenz Board appointments

Friday, 15 June 2012, 1:04 pm | Competenz

Mike Simm has been appointed Chair of the Board of Competenz , the Industry Training Organisation for the Engineering, Manufacturing, Baking and Food and Beverage Manufacturing industries. Mike Simm has been a professional director since 2002 and is currently ... More >>

Support for management key to increasing apprenticeships

Friday, 15 June 2012, 11:22 am | Competenz

Management support – not money – is the key to getting more companies to take on apprentices, according to a new study by Competenz, the Industry Training Organisation for the engineering, baking, and food & beverage manufacturing industries. More >>

Every voice counts

Tuesday, 12 June 2012, 11:03 am | Competenz

No matter whether a small or large business, with one or one hundred employees – every voice counts towards the Targeted Review of Qualifications, or TRoQ. More >>

Skilled Training Graduates Deserve Recognition

Thursday, 26 January 2012, 2:29 pm | Competenz

Completing a high-level qualification while working fulltime requires a lot of dedication, yet every year several thousand employees in industry achieve highly with little public fanfare. Companies supporting their employees through on-job training are ... More >>

Game promotes welding trade careers

Monday, 21 November 2011, 11:28 am | Competenz

Recent research has shown that finding skilled workers is set to prove a challenge for engineering companies. To help meet supply, a new and innovative approach is needed to attract our youth into vocational careers. More >>

Training critical to meet skills shortages

Tuesday, 20 September 2011, 3:57 pm | Competenz

If New Zealand manufacturing companies think they are going to be able to hire skilled staff to fill their skills gaps without an investment in training over the next two years, they’d better think again. More >>

Young Canterbury engineer set to take on the World

Tuesday, 20 September 2011, 10:08 am | Competenz

Mathew Pascoe of Christchurch’s Lyttelton Port Company is one of New Zealand’s most promising young engineers – and he’s set to showcase his skills at the 41st WorldSkills International Competition. More >>

Fabrication qualification offers diverse training

Tuesday, 10 November 2009, 11:50 am | Competenz

Changes to the National Certificate in Engineering - Fabrication (Level 4) should be good news to workers in the fabrication industries, particularly trades traditionally referred to as fabricators, sheet metal workers, boiler makers, steel construction ... More >>

Knowledge based industries outperforming

Thursday, 5 November 2009, 12:06 pm | Competenz

Knowledge based industries appear to be stronger performers during the current economic climate while low-tech industries are taking a harder hit. More >>

Wine Industry to Upskill Pickers And Cellar Hands

Friday, 23 October 2009, 12:35 pm | Competenz

The wine industry can put a cap on its skills shortage, with the launch of the New Zealand’s first training programme combining winemaking and viticulture studies. More >>

NZ manufacturers aspire to CNC training institute

Wednesday, 20 May 2009, 4:46 pm | Competenz

An industry led initiative could see New Zealand’s engineering and manufacturing industries benefit from the development of a Centre of Excellence to promote and train Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) machining technology. The proposed Centre ... More >>

Competetive options lead to better business

Friday, 23 January 2009, 3:38 pm | Competenz

Industry training organisation Competenz, a major partner in the Competitive Manufacturing Initiative, is offering businesses tailored qualifications in competitive manufacturing. More >>

John Blakey to lead Competenz Industry Training

Tuesday, 3 July 2007, 12:18 am | Competenz

John Blakey will take over as CEO of Competenz Industry Training on August 15, 2007. He has twenty years experience in vocational education and training. More >>

NZ economy set to benefit from conference

Wednesday, 1 November 2006, 9:54 am | Competenz

Introducing concepts to make New Zealand business more competitive and help it to achieve world class manufacturing standards is top of the agenda for the country’s first ‘Competitive Manufacturing’ Conference. More >>

Knowledge in Action Awards $70,000 Prize Pool

Wednesday, 3 May 2006, 2:58 pm | Competenz

Winners in this year's Competenz Knowledge in Action Awards share a common element - they are all taking an innovative approach to workplace training to combat a shortage of skills in our industries. More >>

Rail training heads down a co-operative track

Thursday, 9 June 2005, 12:34 am | Competenz

Training in the railway industry was propelled into a new era with the official launch of new rail training qualifications by the Minister for Education, Trevor Mallard, in Wellington this morning. More >>

New Maritime Qualification Offers Career Path

Thursday, 5 May 2005, 10:47 am | Competenz

People wanting to get into the maritime industry will have a more clearly defined career path following the launch of a new qualification for operators of commercial inshore vessels. More >>

Transfield wins Knowledge in Action premier award

Thursday, 28 April 2005, 4:13 pm | Competenz

Transfield Services Infrastructure New Zealand has received the premier award in Competenz’ annual Knowledge in Action Awards. Transfield was awarded the Corporate Award in a ceremony held at Westpac Stadium in Wellington this afternoon. More >>