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People-watching With A Purpose At The Rotorua Aquatic Centre

Wednesday, 22 September 2021, 9:49 am | Skills Active

You spend so many hours at work, it helps if you enjoy it. That’s how Rotorua Aquatic Centre facility manager Leah Burgess sees it, and that philosophy is what drives the award-winning training and mentoring that her staff receive. Leah describes ... More >>

Personal and professional growth through Martial Arts

Monday, 6 September 2021, 9:06 am | Skills Active

Jesse Puata was “a bit of a mongrel of a kid” when Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) planted a seed that grew his life into a different shape, and harnessed his abilities on and off the mat.   Jesse started training in BJJ, with his father, at the age ... More >>

Skills Active growing its workforce to expand pastoral care for apprentices and trainees

Friday, 3 September 2021, 10:50 am | Skills Active

Skills Active is excited to announce new hires and new roles that will grow and enhance the top-notch support it provides to learners and clients. “Our field-based team of learning support advisors is going at full-steam, with four recent hires ... More >>

New qualifications round out an industry training pathway

Tuesday, 31 August 2021, 10:11 am | Skills Active

Skills Active Aotearoa has launched two new on-job qualifications for the professionals working to bring active recreation to life in Kiwi communities. More >>

Stratford swim school setting up apprentices for success

Monday, 23 August 2021, 9:46 am | Skills Active

Flyers Swim School owner Aimee Woodhead is driven by helping her community to thrive. It’s that same love of seeing people succeed that prompted Aimee to support her staff to enrol in swim education apprenticeships with Skills Active. More >>

Moulding amazing swim teachers at MAC’s swim school

Tuesday, 17 August 2021, 1:10 pm | Skills Active

  The magic loop of formal on-job training is that when a business upskills its staff, the staff then upskill the business, says McMillan’s Aquatic Centre (MAC’s) swim school owner and experienced workplace trainer Karen McMillan. Karen has been ... More >>

Supporting Industry And Facing The Future: Skills Active Reflects On 2020 In Its Annual Report

Friday, 9 July 2021, 1:46 pm | Skills Active

Skills Active has released its 2020 annual report, detailing a year in which its industries showed their true colours, demonstrating incredible resilience and tenacity in the face of the huge challenges that Covid-19 threw at us all. View the annual ... More >>

Skills Active Trainee Growing Budding Nature Explorers Through A Bush Curriculum

Monday, 24 May 2021, 11:08 am | Skills Active

Nature empowers children to learn with all their senses, says early childhood teacher Jen Turconi, who has almost finished her outdoor education qualification through Skills Active.   Jen has been involved in early childhood education (ECE) ... More >>

Senior Lifeguard And Skills Active Apprentice Looking After The Crew That Keeps The Pool Safe

Friday, 21 May 2021, 12:52 pm | Skills Active

Ben Dalloway is a senior pool lifeguard at the CBay Aquatic Centre in Timaru, with a passion for the recreation sector, and a desire to be a leader in his industry. Ben started as a lifeguard three years ago, and has been in a senior role for much ... More >>

One Community Champion Carries On The Legacy Of Another

Thursday, 11 February 2021, 9:29 am | Skills Active

Al van Zonneveld developed such a love of the gym that he became a gym-owner himself – so his natural next step was to get qualified in exercise through Skills Active. Al, pictured above left, has always been sporty - but his passion for exercise grew ... More >>

Brown Buttabean Trainers Getting Their Fitness Skills Recognised Through Hands-on Education

Friday, 22 January 2021, 11:29 am | Skills Active

Thousands of people have regained their health and fitness with the help of the Brown Buttabean Motivation bootcamp and its founder, Dave Letele. Now BBM is supporting its staff to broaden their horizons with on-job exercise qualifications through Skills ... More >>

New Skills Active Video Follows An Apprentice Who’s Always Expanding Her Skills

Tuesday, 19 January 2021, 2:11 pm | Skills Active

Nicole Shand is passionate about helping everyone in the community to access sport, recreation and physical activity – but especially postnatal women. Nicole completed the Skills Active Aotearoa Apprenticeship in Recreation and Sport (Coach/Instructor), ... More >>

Lighting Technician Wins Skills Active Apprentice Of The Year, Shares His Story In A New Video

Monday, 30 November 2020, 9:01 am | Skills Active

Lucas Tofani Souza loves to make people smile through the magic of entertainment and events. Lucas, who works as a lighting technician for ETS/Hang-Up Entertainment in Christchurch, has just been named Skills Active Aotearoa Apprentice of the Year. ... More >>

Skills Active Apprentice Of The Year Competition: Helping A Healthy Community

Wednesday, 9 September 2020, 8:21 am | Skills Active

Nicole Shand has spent her career creating a wide range of sport and recreation programmes for all sorts of people in the community. The common factor in all her work has been her desire to see people reap the benefits of finding physical activity ... More >>

New Skills Active leadership team ready to get stuck in

Thursday, 20 August 2020, 11:02 am | Skills Active

A mix of new faces and longstanding staff have stepped up, as part of changes to the Skills Active leadership team. More >>

A Year Of Incredible Achievements And Interesting Times For Skills Active

Monday, 6 July 2020, 1:45 pm | Skills Active

Skills Active is reflecting back on an eventful year in its 2019 Annual Report, which details a strong performance and growth in qualifications and programmes – all under a backdrop of major structural change, through the reform of vocational education. More >>

Another Boost For Skills Active Apprentices

Thursday, 18 June 2020, 9:33 am | Skills Active

Skills Active applauds the government’s latest measure to support sport, recreation and performing arts employers to hire and keep on apprentices during the Covid-19 recovery period. The new Apprentice Boost initiative is a $380 million fund to provide ... More >>

New Chief Operating Officer For Skills Active

Wednesday, 10 June 2020, 2:43 pm | Skills Active

Skills Active has appointed longstanding team member Maren Frerichs to the newly created role of chief operating officer. Having been with Skills Active since 2016, as general manager of the Industry Engagement team, Ms Frerichs will work alongside ... More >>

Support For Sport, Recreation And Performing Arts Apprentices A Welcome Relief

Friday, 5 June 2020, 10:16 am | Skills Active

Skills Active is thrilled that apprenticeship fees will be waived from 1 July, thanks to a funding boost that will support the workforce and employers through the Covid recovery period. The government’s Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund has ... More >>

Skills Active eager to get NZ back into working and training

Friday, 15 May 2020, 11:57 am | Skills Active

Skills Active Aotearoa applauds the measures taken in the 2020 budget to channel much-needed economic stimulus through the vehicle of the vocational training system. More >>