News & Media
December 07, 2016
The number of apprentices in New Zealand grew by 12 percent over the last two years, and completion rates for industry trainees and apprenticeships are also greatly improved.
“Work-based learning is on the rise, and that’s great news for all of us,” says Industry Training Federation Chief Executive, Josh Williams. “We now have over 42,000 apprentices in New Zealand, and a further 109,000 industry trainees across a huge range of industries gaining skills and qualifications on-the-job." Mr Williams says.
November 09, 2016
The government’s commitment to invest a further $10 million into industry training and apprenticeships next year is a very welcome and wise investment, says the Industry Training Federation (ITF).
"Today's announcement will help to fuel growth and meet strong demand for workforce skills." ITF Chief Executive Josh Williams says.
Establishing a target of 50,000 apprentices by 2020 reflects both strong demand, and increased commitment by employers to boost the skills of the workforce through on-the-job training. It comes on top of a boost to apprenticeships in Budget 2016.
October 28, 2016
More working New Zealanders are gaining skills and qualifications on the job, earning while they learn, says the Industry Training Federation.
Our industry training and apprenticeship system is improving steadily, according to recently released Tertiary Education Commission 2015 performance reports. Programme completion rates in 2015 were 75 percent, up from 72 percent, and 2015 credit achievement rates were at 80 percent, up from 75 percent in 2014.
October 18, 2016
Strengthening New Zealand’s skills and productivity will be in focus of the NZ Vocational Education and Training (VET) Research Forum in Wellington this week.
Researchers, educators, government officials and industry representatives with attend a two day event in Wellington, co-hosted by the Industry Training Federation and Ako Aotearoa, to discuss initiatives and evidence that support good-quality vocational and professional education.
September 30, 2016
Vocational skills are valued and essential.
The Industry Training Federation (ITF) congratulates the hundreds of New Zealand secondary schools that have broadened senior curriculum through offering vocational pathways to senior students.
ITF also congratulates thousands of young kiwis that have boosted their future options by gaining practical skills for life and work as part of their NCEA qualifications.
September 29, 2016
The draft 'New Models of Tertiary Education' report represents an important opportunity to rethink how the tertiary system delivers the skills and knowledge to drive the economy, says the Industry Training Federation.
September 12, 2016
Skills Highway changing lives and workplaces in NZ
August 11, 2016
The NZ Marine and Composites ITO have just launched a fantastic new website with user friendly features which means information is easier to access for both apprentices and employers. Our new home is at www.nzmacito.org.nz . You are able to link to this new home from www.nzmarine.com.
You’ll find our new website has three main sections; Apprentices, Employers, and Schools.
July 29, 2016
The Industry Training Federation (ITF) is today honouring the outstanding contribution of departing Hairdressing Industry Training Organisation (HITO) Chief Executive Erica Cumming, following 19 years at HITO, 13 as its Chief Executive.
July 26, 2016
Labour's plan, if elected, to increase apprenticeships and improve pathways from school to work is welcome, says the Industry Training Federation (ITF).
Labour has committed to strengthening the careers profession through investing in careers advice in schools, including careers education in the New Zealand Curriculum, and critically, strengthening partnerships between schools, businesses and training providers.