Applications open for Careerforce Training Excellence Awards


With applications now open until 30 June, Careerforce is inviting apprentices, trainees and workplaces across New Zealand’s hygiene, health and wellbeing sector to take part in the 2017 Careerforce Training Excellence Awards.

The Careerforce Training Excellence Awards recognise employees and employers who are committed to training, professional development, and making a difference in the lives of New Zealanders.

Careerforce chief executive Ray Lind said these awards are the first of their kind for the health, wellbeing, social and community services, cleaning and pest management sectors.

“We recognise the great work these trainees and workplaces do in supporting the health and wellbeing of New Zealand,” Mr Lind said. “This is an opportunity to recognise and reward dedicated people who show commitment to training, a desire to improve in their role and a contribution to their communities.

“These could be people working in mental health and addiction support, disability, aged care, social services, youth work and many other important sectors that contribute to better outcomes for New Zealanders.”

The awards are open to anyone involved with Careerforce who is currently undertaking or has recently completed a National Certificate, New Zealand certificate or diploma.

This includes Careerforce apprentices and trainees, and organisations who train with Careerforce.

The awards categories include Apprentice of the Year, Trainee of the Year, Māori Trainee of the Year and Pasifika Trainee of the Year. There’s also Workforce Development Employer of the Year award for the organisation, company or business that offers exceptional training to Careerforce trainees and apprentices.

Careerforce will be short-listing three finalists for each category and is encouraging trainees and workplaces from all over New Zealand to get involved.

Winners will be announced at the Careerforce Workforce Development Conference Dinner at Te Papa, Wellington on 7 August 2017.

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Transparency key to Clientskey

Clientskey, a specification-based management system, aims to create more transparency between cleaning contractors and clients. Clientskey co-founder and director of operations Prakash Somarathne discussed with INCLEAN editor Claire Hibbit the idea behind the software and its features, including soon to be launched beacon technology capabilities.

Melbourne-based management platform Clientskey is turning the traditional management system model on its head, with a new program that enables companies and clients to create, access and monitor customised specifications and requirements.

At the time of print, Clientskey was still in its testing phase, with commercial cleaning companies Cleanamaniacs Australia and Directeight trialing the technology. The platform is slated to be available to the wider commercial cleaning market from May 2017.

Prakash Somarathne, Clientskey co-founder and director of operations, told INCLEAN, transparent communication is key to the management system’s offering.

Users produce and assign a series of customisable specifications and requirements for workers, and are notified once the task has been completed.

This article first appeared in the May/June issue of INCLEAN magazine. Click here to continue reading…

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Kärcher opens hub for the South Island

Kärcher Center Hydraquip manager Juan Ramirez spoke to INCLEAN NZ editor Claire Hibbit about the newly opened 700sqm purpose-built centre and and its facilities.

Kärcher Center Hydraquip manager Juan Ramirez says the new purpose-built 700sqm facility in the Caterbury region will be a “hub for the South Island”, providing a regional base for sales and servicing.

The centre is the fourth Kärcher Center in the key regions of New Zealand making it the first country to have national Kärcher presence. Other Kärcher centres include Auckland (head office), Hamilton and Wellington.

The new facility incorporates the latest Kärcher inspired 280sqm showroom design, along with the South Island’s largest service repair centre.

“We’re really proud and really excited about the new facility,” Ramirez said. “In terms of total size, this would have to be the second largest facility in New Zealand but the showroom and workshop areas would be largest [based on square meterage],” he explained.

The previous showroom was 36sqm, however, the new centre has been increased to 250sqm. The previous workshop was 11sqm and has now been significantly extended to 400sqm.

The centre will also be a hub for training.

“We do have a quite a number of service agents throughout the South Island, and throughout the country, and they’ll be able to use this base as a training area, rather than going to Auckland.

“We have the ability to do demonstrations, and have three technicians as well as one sales showroom rep here.”

Ramirez said the new Kärcher Center aligns with Kärcher’s global vision including its strategy to have a greater retail focus.

“I think this [footprint] is exactly what Kärcher is looking to do – Kärcher want to have more centres that are more retail focused, where people can see what we have on offer, but not only that also offering services [in-store] as well as sales.

“It’s a space that allows us to showcase all our product lines.”

This first appeared in the May issue of INCLEAN NZ magazine. To subscribe, click here. 

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