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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 >>

More new qualifications for trainees in te ao Maori

Friday, 17 April 2020, 9:15 am | Skills Active

Following on from the recent arrival of its new qualification in manaakitanga, Skills Active has launched two more programmes that focus on cultural competence in work settings. More >>

Sport And Recreation Trainees Keeping Their Brains Busy And Skills Sharp

Thursday, 16 April 2020, 10:33 am | Skills Active

Skills Active Aotearoa has published the first of its specialised information sheets with tasks and exercises that industry trainees can work on during the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions. “Sport and recreation are central to Kiwi life, and always will be,” ... More >>

Personal trainer shares her fitness journey

Thursday, 16 April 2020, 8:44 am | Skills Active

Shanae Yates found her spark a few years ago when she discovered a love of exercise, and now she is putting her talents to good use as a personal trainer at Blenheim’s Stadium 2000 gym. More >>

Cycle Coach Stepping Up Her Social Media Game Through The Lockdown

Thursday, 9 April 2020, 8:17 am | Skills Active

During the Covid-19 level 4 restrictions, cycle coach and Skills Active assessor Janet Stark has been using social media to stay engaged with her followers, and keep them informed, entertained and inspired. Skills Active caught up with Janet to get ... More >>

Covid-19 Pandemic: Information For Skills Active Workplaces, Trainees And Partners

Wednesday, 25 March 2020, 2:30 pm | Skills Active

s of 23 March, Skills Active is conducting its operations remotely. During the covid-19 pandemic, our team will be at home, getting on with our mahi, and continuing to support our industries. As we focus our love and care on our whānau and communities right ... More >>

Sport, recreation and performing arts generate $6.2 billion

Thursday, 30 January 2020, 2:06 pm | Skills Active

New Zealand’s active industries delivered a whopping $6.2 billion in gross domestic product (GDP) in 2018, according to new research from Skills Active Aotearoa. More >>

Growing the apprenticeship model in the outdoors

Wednesday, 29 January 2020, 3:19 pm | Skills Active

Outdoor recreation instructor Christopher Gilbertson, known to one and all as Gilby, is inspiring his students through the medium of the outdoors – and his passion has been captured in a brand new video . More >>

Acknowledging the departure of a highly-respected leader

Friday, 24 January 2020, 1:10 pm | Skills Active

After nearly 10 years as chief executive of Skills Active Aotearoa, Dr Grant Davidson will be leaving in February 2020. More >>

Skills Active appoints an acting chief executive

Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 10:23 am | Skills Active

Bentham commences his role effective Tuesday 14 January, on a three-month fixed term. He brings considerable senior leadership experience combined with deep educational knowledge. More >>