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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 >>

Skills Active applauds decision on WDCs

Tuesday, 17 December 2019, 12:51 pm | Skills Active

The Education Minister today announced the new Workforce Development Councils, which will take over the skills leadership role of the industry training organisations (ITOs), including Skills Active. More >>

Looking inwards and outwards at National Outdoors Hui

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 11:02 am | Skills Active

A one-day event for collaboration and conversation among outdoor recreationalists, hosted by Skills Active Aotearoa, has generated plenty of energy for positive change. More >>

Nelson boxing gym a powerhouse of positive change

Monday, 25 November 2019, 11:37 am | Skills Active

Nelson’s Victory Boxing reaches out to people from all walks of life, but the heart of the organisation is its youth programme – and now that programme is in the spotlight in a brand new video from Skills Active Aotearoa. More >>

Gov failure to listen destroys Māori vocational training

Friday, 21 June 2019, 4:04 pm | Skills Active

On the eve of a Cabinet paper recommending radical and controversial changes to the polytech and on-the-job training sector, leaders representing the sector have accused the government of “thumbing its nose” at the interests of over a hundred ... More >>

Vocational reform threatens Māori education taonga

Saturday, 20 April 2019, 12:08 pm | Skills Active

A contemporary Treaty of Waitangi claim filed on Thursday is further evidence of growing opposition to the government’s proposed Reform of Vocational Education, according to Skills Active Board member Des Ratima, who lodged the claim at the Waitangi ... More >>

Skills Active gets the ball rolling on judicial review

Tuesday, 16 April 2019, 8:55 pm | Skills Active

Skills Active chief executive Grant Davidson went to the Wellington High Court on Monday to file an application for a judicial review of the insufficient consultation period for vocational reform. More >>

ITO model is working for our Māori learners: Skills Active

Tuesday, 16 April 2019, 10:21 am | Skills Active

Skills Active Aotearoa is dumbfounded at claims from a representative of the polytech sector that a high level of Māori achievement in industry training can be replicated under the proposed mega-polytech. More >>

Skills Active Aotearoa applies for a judicial review

Friday, 12 April 2019, 6:57 pm | Skills Active

Skills Active Aotearoa, the industry training organisation for sport, recreation and performing arts, has instructed its lawyers to file an application for a Judicial Review challenging the rushed and disrespectful seven-week consultation period for ... More >>