Temporary Traffic Management Conference – Evolve and Connexis
Recently our National Training Manager Ben Isdale spoke with Robbie Paul from Connexis (Infrastructure ITO) at the 3rd annual Temporary Traffic Management conference in Hamilton.
The on road TTM industry is currently based on a licensing framework which focuses on technical capability. The journey being undertaken is to align this technical approach with the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF). Connexis Infrastructure ITO, working with TTM Industry and NZTA Representatives, facilitated the development of national qualifications for the sector, concentrating first on the specialist skills, knowledge and attributes of an STMS.
The qualifications will align with the ‘Proposed NZTA training and Competency Model’ requirements for both the Traffic Controller and STMS. A New Zealand Certificate in TTM would enable a standardised (career) pathway from entry level through to a professional industry qualification. Alignment with the NZQF in turn provides alignment with other industry qualifications on the framework and will provide opportunities for everyone involved. The desired outcome is a safer more qualified and engaged workforce with clear developmental pathways and careers.
Presenter Profile: Ben is the National Training Manager for Evolution. His role is to ensure compliance, and facilitate team development. In Traffic Management since 2010 Ben is a Level 2/3 STMS Assessor and level 1 trainer. Ben has a deep industry understanding including auditing for Auckland Transport and the NZTA competency working party.
Presenter Profile: Robbie Paul is the Civil Industry Manager for Connexis, the Infrastructure Industry Training Organisation, responsible for maintaining Industry standards according to Industry best practice. Having served 15 years with the ITO, Robbie is also a Board Member on CCNZ Civil Trades Board, recognising the expertise of the Civil Industry workforce.
Following the presentation Ben and Robbie sat on the panel with representatives from NZTA to answer questions on the up coming competency model and NZ Certificate.
You can find more information about the conference here, as well as the various presentations delivered: Temporary Traffic Management Conference