Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search


Increasing momentum in industry training

Increasing momentum in industry training

28 July 2005

"The Prime Minister's announcement of a boost in industry training places is a vote of confidence in industry training as a very successful part of lifting New Zealand's economic performance", said John Meeuwsen Chair of the Industry Training Federation (ITF).

The Prime Minister announced a recommitment to the 250,000 target of industry trainees, a significant increase in funding for industry training and an extra 5,000 Modern Apprenticeships at the Industry Training Federation Conference today

"The two funding announcements this year[1] constitute the largest additional investment yet made by a government in industry training including Modern Apprenticeships; and it will be matched by industry. Confidence in industry training is warranted due to the hard work of Industry Training Organisations to tackle our industries' skill needs.

"The Modern Apprenticeship target will allow new industries to participate in this programme and expand in industries with skill shortages.

"There were a number of smart policy decisions announced including greater flexibility with the age range of Modern Apprentices, increasing Gateway to all state schools, and a Youth Apprenticeships pilot.

"Gateway is seen by industry as an important connection between school and work, and the Youth Apprenticeships pilot is an exciting idea to further strengthen those links - it will give young people another option to make their education relevant to them.

"The ITF welcomes the announcements and looks forward to the working with the government agencies to build the capability of the industry training infrastructure to meet the expanded expectations of our sector.


© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Media Mega Merger: StuffMe Hearing Argues Over Moveable Feast

New Zealand's two largest news publishers are appealing against the Commerce Commission's rejection of the proposal to merge their operations. More>>


Approval: Northern Corridor Decision Released

The approval gives the green light to construction of the last link of Auckland’s Western Ring Route, providing an alternative route from South Auckland to the North Shore. More>>


Crown Accounts: $4.1 Billion Surplus

The New Zealand Government has achieved its third fiscal surplus in a row with the Crown accounts for the year ended 30 June 2017 showing an OBEGAL surplus of $4.1 billion, $2.2 billion stronger than last year, Finance Minister Steven Joyce says. More>>


Mycoplasma Bovis: One New Property Tests Positive

The newly identified property... was already under a Restricted Place notice under the Biosecurity Act. More>>

Accounting Scandal: Suspension Of Fuji Xerox From All-Of-Government Contract

General Manager of New Zealand Government Procurement John Ivil says, “FXNZ has been formally suspended from the Print Technology and Associated Services (PTAS) contract and terminated from the Office Supplies contract.” More>>