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Infrastructure Skills Shortages Tackled At Grassroots Level

Saturday, 2 July 2022, 5:42 pm | Connexis

Bella Paterson Whakatane High School at Waiotahi Contractors in Whakatane From testing water quality to operating an excavator to seeing the inner workings of a wind turbine, New Zealand’s female secondary students have had a taste of careers in the infrastructure ... More >>

Students All Ready To Sign Up For A Career In Civil Construction - A ‘hands On’ Day On The Job Entices Them

Friday, 10 June 2022, 11:10 am | Connexis

A career in civil construction is now on the cards for some female high school students after experiencing a day on the job with HEB Construction in Wanaka. <img src="" ... More >>

Female Staff Key To Success Of Country’s Critical Infrastructure Projects

Wednesday, 1 June 2022, 1:53 pm | Connexis

Wellington, 1 June 2022: Critical infrastructure projects throughout New Zealand are facing a severe staffing shortage and women are part of the answer. This is according to Kaarin Gaukrodger, director of Connexis, infrastructure training provider. “For ... More >>

2022 To See Return Of Iconic Energy Industry Event

Tuesday, 1 March 2022, 9:33 am | Connexis

The energy industry from across the motu will once again have the chance to compete, collaborate and connect with the announced return of Annual Connection in 2022. <img src="" ... More >>

Greymouth Trainee Takes Top Honours At Energy Sector Awards

Tuesday, 7 December 2021, 9:19 am | Connexis

As a career highlight, commissioning New Zealand’s largest solar farm is right up there for this year’s stand out trainee in the energy and telecommunication sectors. <img src="" ... More >>

Excellence Awards Honour Best Energy And Telecommunications Trainees

Monday, 15 November 2021, 4:58 pm | Connexis

The best and brightest energy and telecommunications trainees from across the motu have been selected as finalists in this year’s Excellence Awards. The Connexis Industry Excellence Awards are a recognition of the hard work, dedication and expertise ... More >>

Lights Won’t Dim For Electricity Supply Event Despite 2021 Cancellation

Wednesday, 6 October 2021, 6:16 pm | Connexis

COVID-19 restrictions have led to the cancellation of Annual Connection 2021 in Christchurch next month with event organisers promising to make next year’s event the best yet. Developed by the Electricity Supply Industry and now a joint initiative ... More >>

Iconic Electricity Supply Event a Chance to Recognise Essential Workers

Thursday, 16 September 2021, 9:24 am | Connexis

Wellington, 16 September 2021: Plans to bring Annual Connection back in 2021 continue, despite the latest Covid lockdowns, with new dates announced and a stronger conviction than ever from our competitors and stakeholders of the need to recognise electricity ... More >>

Connexis Experience Key in the Future of Industry Training

Thursday, 9 September 2021, 3:40 pm | Connexis

Important knowledge and experience of infrastructure industry training will be present in the leadership team of the new Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council (WDC). More >>

Connexis And Te Pūkenga Sign Transfer Agreement

Monday, 12 July 2021, 4:40 pm | Connexis

Joint press release: Connexis and Te Pūkenga Connexis and Te Pūkenga have agreed to the terms under which the Infrastructure Industry Training Organisation (trading as Connexis) will shift most of its core functions into Te Pūkenga’s new Work ... More >>

Girls Get ‘hands-on’ In The Infrastructure Industry

Monday, 5 July 2021, 3:46 pm | Connexis

Wellington, 5 July 2021: A series of ‘hands-on’ open days held throughout the country has opened the eyes of female secondary school students to a career in the infrastructure industry. 'Girls with Hi-Vis®' (GWHV) has seen events held nationwide ... More >>

New Zealand’s Booming Infrastructure Industry Opens Up Career Opportunities For Women

Tuesday, 1 June 2021, 4:13 pm | Connexis

A student giving excavator driving a go under the watchful eye of Dave Connell, Managing Director of Connell Contactors, Hamilton, as part of their Girls with Hi-Vis® 2019 event. To keep New Zealand moving roads need replacing, leaky water pipes upgrading, ... More >>

Infrastructure Training Milestone

Friday, 26 June 2020, 1:20 pm | Connexis

It all started with a keen interest in operating heavy machinery and it has led to an industry qualification for Raj Prasad. More >>

Workforce Skill Needs Waiting On ‘Shovel-Ready’ Decision

Sunday, 17 May 2020, 5:04 pm | Connexis

The Government’s Budget investment in vocational education and infrastructure has been welcomed by the industry who are waiting to hear which shovel-ready projects will be chosen. Connexis supports training for the Infrastructure Industry, and Chief ... More >>

Lockdown Time Converted to Study Time

Friday, 1 May 2020, 12:14 pm | Connexis

Civil infrastructure trainees around the country put the recent Level 4 lockdown hours to good use hitting the books and studying toward their apprenticeships. More >>

Focus On Economic Growth And Wellbeing

Sunday, 19 April 2020, 4:39 pm | Connexis

With kick-starting work on major new Infrastructure projects around the country a priority for the Government, the industry will welcome the move to COVID-19 Alert Level 3, when it occurs. Connexis Chief Executive Toby Beaglehole says, “We’re ... More >>

New Industry Qualifications To Address Water Woes

Thursday, 27 February 2020, 4:39 pm | Connexis

Wellington, February 27 2020: With the capital’s aging and struggling water infrastructure under the spotlight recently, the industry is responding with the release of a new level of training qualifications to upskill supervisors and managers. Connexis, the ... More >>

Government’s Infrastructure Investment Welcomed

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 4:10 pm | Connexis

Wellington 12 December 2019: The Government’s announcement to future-proof New Zealand with a $12billion investment in infrastructure is a positive sign for the country’s future. More >>

First woman in NZ completes Civil Trades Certification

Monday, 10 December 2018, 11:01 am | Connexis

Pearl Jury is the first woman in New Zealand to gain her Civil Trades Certification leading the way for women working in the infrastructure industry. More >>

New Civil Infrastructure Apprenticeships

Thursday, 22 November 2018, 7:03 pm | Connexis

Wellington's Peka Peka to Ōtaki Expressway project the perfect launchpad WELLINGTON, 22 NOVEMBER 2018: A new suite of Civil Infrastructure Apprenticeships have been presented in Wellington, backdropped by one of New Zealand’s major infrastructure projects. More >>