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Industry Training At Work Day

Industry Training At Work Day


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NZ First MP Ron Mark and NZ Labour Candidate Chris Hipkins learn on the job
from Print Apprentice Anthony Faifai. Anthony, who showed the two
politicians around NCI Packaging in Upper Hutt, is completing his National
Certificate in Printing: Formed Shapes (Level 4). (PrintNZ)

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The range and depth of industry training was on show as part of Industry Training at Work Day on Thursday 1 May.

Politicians and other community leaders visited workplaces that work with their Industry Training Organisation to arrange training for staff.

“We’re extremely proud of our sector and what it achieves and it has been great to showcase that around the country,” Industry Training Federation Executive Director Jeremy Baker said.

Feedback from Industry Training at Work Day has been hugely positive, with visitors appreciating the chance to meet the people at the grassroots of industry training.

“ITO staff have been really impressed with the interest shown and the questions that have been asked. To go to a workplace and meet first hand the people doing the training and their bosses is invaluable to increasing understanding – much more so than reading about it in a policy paper!

“Each year 180,000 New Zealanders from 35,000 businesses and organisations take part in some form of industry training. I hope that Industry Training at Work Day has given those who took part a greater understanding of who these people and businesses are and what they are achieving.”

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