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$3k scholarships available for NZ printers

Thursday, 16 March 2017
By Print 21 Online Article

New Zealand government-funded training organisation Competenz is offering scholarships worth $3000 for those in a range of industries including printing.

The initiative has been welcomed by national print association PrintNZ. “For us, the focus will be on people in the industry who are interested in completing a diploma of print management and looking to move into print management roles,” says Ruth Cobb, general manager PrintNZ.

“We welcome anything that helps people to up-skill and we’ll be encouraging our members to nominate staff who could benefit from the program,” Cobb says.

Competenz is offering 16 scholarships worth $3,000 each (per annum) to cover the cost of any higher-level learning and skill development in industries including print, sign-making, mechanical engineering, plastics and others.

“It’s an ideal opportunity for people who are looking to support and develop a career in a management, supervisory, sales or a team leader role,” says Lizzie O’Halloran, events & sponsorship executive of Competenz.

“Now is the ideal time to shoulder tap those learners who are ready to up-skill. If they are passionate about learning and have completed a level 3 or level 4 apprenticeship in any of the nominated industries, and they want to advance their career by completing further qualifications, they can apply now.”

Applications are open until 5th April 2017 and online applications are available here.

Successful applicants will be required to complete an interview with a judging panel in May and winners will be notified on 31 May 2017.

For further information, contact Lizzie O’Halloran.

Competenz is a multi-sector industry training organisation (ITO) that works with over 3,500 businesses in 37 industries.

A recent Competenz Trades video (see below) titled How to become a print operator features NZ print apprentice of the year Sione Tonga.




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