Meeting the people challenge

HELMUT MODLIK, CHIEF EXECUTIVE, CONNEXIS IT SEEMS THAT EVERYWHERE we look, the signs are that the infrastructure and construction upcycle we are in will be prolonged and substantial. Major roading and energy projects, the replacement of aging water assets, the roll out of ultra-fast broadband, and the high profile coverage of New Zealand’s housing crisis…

Connexis adds Telecommunications to industry coverage

Connexis will now oversee standards and qualifications for the Telecommunications Industry after working in close partnership with The Skills Organisation to make this transition. The Hon Louise Upston, Associate Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment, has formally confirmed that Connexis is now the Industry Training Organisation responsible for the Telecommunications Industry, along with Civil…

Civil Trades: meet the graduates

As the Civil Trades regime continues to gather momentum, we profile Wayne Smith of HEB Construction and Joe Fraser of Goodman Contractors – the third and fourth workers to become Civil Trades Certified. We also talk to Wayne and Joe’s employers about the implications of Civil Trades for their own business and for the wider…

Getting what you pay for

by Helmut Modlik, CEO, Connexis  By the time you read this, the Civil Trades regime will have launched, including recognition of the first group of certified Civil Trades people with others expected to enrol in early 2016. It is timely therefore to raise an important related subject that hasn’t had a lot of airtime to…

Developments at Connexis – the Civil Infrastructure’s Industry Training Organisation

This article originally appeared on Voxy.co.nz The civil infrastructure industry has taken a major step forward towards establishing a recognised trade qualification for its workers. Unlike building, plumbing and electrical workers, people in the civil infrastructure industry in jobs such as road building and pipe laying, have no industry wide and transferrable trade qualification. A…