Training

Demand for skilled workers not just chippies and sparkies
New Zealand’s skills shortage is worsening despite genuine career opportunities that exist for qualified workers in many sectors.
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Entrepreneur bounces back with new business club
Debra Chantry has weathered many a storm as an entrepreneur. With her latest project...
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FernMark licence boosts real estate training internationally
Skills International has become the first service-based company to receive a New Zealand...
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New networking group supports local businesses
There’s a new networking group in Auckland that, according to its local director Neil Berryman, will be unique and on a scale, format and structure that's quite different to existing networking groups - offering a different experience for business
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Buckley Systems lays down apprentice challenge
Buckley Systems, the manufacturer of precision electromagnets, is challenging New Zealand’s manufacturing industry to support larger numbers of apprentices.
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Women targeted to ease infrastructure skill shortage
New Zealand's infrastructure industry is short of skilled staff and women are being targeted to fill the jobs.
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Visionary business partnership with Manurewa High School
An agreement has been recently signed that lays the foundation for a new way of schools working in partnership with business.  
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Waikato initiative aims to spur student innovation
A new initiative developed by the University and Waikato Students’ Union will offer University of Waikato students the opportunity to experience what it takes to be an entrepreneur and to build an idea into a new venture. 
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Scholarships for The Icehouse’s 36th Owner Manager Programme
The Icehouse business growth hub has selected five business owners to receive their Owner Manager Programme Scholarships for the 36th programme. 
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Pure SEO's nationwide search for industry leaders
New Zealand’s largest search engine optimisation firm, Pure SEO, is addressing an industry skills shortage even as it expands into new local and global markets.
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Optimism wins triple business awards crown
New Zealand corporate learning and development company Optimism has won four business eLearning Awards in the past three months.
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Employers warned of post Easter power shift
Easter will mark an important tipping point in New Zealand’s construction employment sector, yet recruiting experts Hays says that many employers could be caught on the hop.
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Work and Income success story benefits business
As part of a return-to-work programme Rapid Results has been partnering with Work and Income to put dozens of people back in to the workforce.
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The Icehouse and Visa offer regional workshops
Business growth hub The Icehouse, is expanding its topic-specific workshops into additional regions, thanks to support from BNZ and Visa.
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The Icehouse launches comprehensive self-assessment tool
The Icehouse has launched a tool for businesses to quickly discover their biggest opportunities for growth. 
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ITOs make presence felt at Careers Expos
The country’s largest Industry Training Organisations will be featured in the 2014 Careers Expos.
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International speaker challenges Opposition on minimum wage
Opposition MP David Parker was challenged recently on his party’s mantra to increase the minimum wage by the visiting Chairman of the US National Defence Manufacturing Workforce Committee.
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AUT Business School meets market with Professional Masters
The AUT Business School is extending its postgraduate business degree portfolio to meet a growing demand for tertiary qualifications that fast track career enhancement and change.
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Free on-line training course for prospective franchisees
The Franchise Association of New Zealand Inc. (FANZ), the peak body for the $20 billion franchising sector, has launched a free on-line training course in association with Massey University that can be accessed through the FANZ web site: www.franchiseassociation.org.nz
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Women in business less afraid to ask for help
Women in business are increasingly asking for help with growing their companies leaving their male counterparts floundering in their wake, according to Business Mentors New Zealand (BMNZ), the country’s only national volunteer business mentoring service.
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