Auckland recruitment campaign awarded

  The 2018 BuildAKL campaign won a Gold award at the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Excellence Awards that took place in Atlanta, USA last month. Auckland received five Excellence in Economic Development Awards – which recognise the world’s best economic development programmes, partnerships, marketing materials and leaders – for initiatives designed by Auckland Tourism,…

Fulton Hogan opens doors to Canterbury students

 An enthusiastic group of Canterbury students enjoyed a ‘hands on’ day at Fulton Hogan in Christchurch and it has inspired a few young women into a career in the infrastructure Industry. Thirty-four students took the opportunity to explore wide aspects of Fulton Hogan’s operations; from surfacing to safety management to signs and graphics. The open…

Girls with Hi-Vis month

The Infrastructure Industry has launched a campaign to attract more women to the workforce Women around the country donned Hi-Vis attire last month for a ‘hands on’ taste of working in the Infrastructure Industry. The annual ‘Girls with Hi-Vis’ initiative lead by Connexis sees staff already working in the Infrastructure Industry inviting sisters, daughters, friends, cousins…

Connexis appoints new board members

Connexis has farewelled two of its longstanding Board members and welcomed two new Directors. Joining Connexis are Susan Huria who brings with her a strong background in governance roles and governance learning and development, and Brian Steele whose professional experience includes strategy, planning, corporate finance and governance. Susan is Chairman of Veterinary Enterprises Group and a…

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…

Girls with Hi-Vis

  Women around the country will be donning high-vis jackets this June as they give careers in the Civil Infrastructure and Water Industries a go. GIRLS WITH HI-VIS month is an initiative by Ultimit (part of Industry Training Organisation Connexis). Developed in partnership with industry, the aim is to increase female participation in trade roles…

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…