New print qualification launched
2018 also saw Competenz launch a new print qualification for apprentices. Developed with input from industry experts, the New Zealand Certificate in Print Level 4 offers strands in digital printing, offset printing, reel-fed printing and screen printing.
The certificate is a combination of practical, on-the-job learning and theory and is broken down into four programmes with six skill sets. Designed to build and formalise skills across the print industry, the combination of practical and theory gives better structure and spreads the learning load.
A Competenz training advisor visits throughout the year to structure the training material into manageable chunks of learning, set deadlines with learners to complete assessments, and support them through their training.