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Samantha McNaughton & Kirk Spinks - Competenz

Samantha McNaughton & Kirk Spinks - Competenz

Why a highly-skilled workforce is critical for success

Ensuring staff have the right skills now and in the future is vital for the sustainability, productivity and global competitiveness of New Zealand’s engineering and manufacturing industries.

Industry training organisation Competenz works with about 1,500 engineering and manufacturing firms around the country each year, supporting employees through apprenticeships and on-the-job training. Each business has different needs, so training solutions are tailored to fit each organisation.

Working with so many businesses, Competenz is well placed to know how quickly and extensively workplaces and workforces are changing.

In this presentation, Samantha McNaughton (National Manager for Sector Engagement) and Kirk Spinks (National Manager for Workforce Development) will look at the big picture of workforce development in New Zealand, and share case studies on how Competenz is helping businesses to up-skill their workforce through apprenticeships and training.