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  • Apprentices
    15 March 2019

    Health matters - Finding your happy place

    Plumbing apprentice Caleb Ihaia has learned the hard way that mental health needs to be talked about and better understood—and he’s on a mission to share the message.

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  • Media & Advocacy
    14 February 2019

    Major changes proposed for apprentice training

    The Minister of Education announced proposed reforms to our sector yesterday and released a consultation document outlining specifics.

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  • Media & Advocacy
    9 October 2018

    Master Plumbers welcomes release of Construction Skills Action Plan

    Master Plumbers welcomes the release of the Government's Construction Skills Action Plan, which sets out six initial priority areas to address skills shortages in the construction industry.

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  • gasfitting
    12 September 2018

    Shortage of quality plumbing apprentices in Auckland

    With a shortage of quality plumbers in the Auckland region, Masterlink are on the hunt for apprentices.

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  • gasfitting
    6 August 2018

    Gas registration exam refreshers

    Gas Training Consultants Ltd has provided gas registration exam refresher tuition on request in Wellington and elsewhere for the past 10 years—and currently appears to be the only provider.

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  • Media & Advocacy
    6 August 2018

    Changes to plumbing, gasfitting & drainlaying apprenticeship programmes

    One of the common themes The Skills Organisation hear from industry is that not enough teaching is done during block courses and too much time is spent on assessment.

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  • Apprentices
    8 May 2018

    PGD training research project released

    The Skills Organisation has released the summary report of Stage One findings from its Plumbing, Gasfitting & Drainlaying (PGD) Benchmarking Evaluation project.

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