Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search


Unprecedented achievement for MITO

Unprecedented achievement for MITO

As at 31st December 2003, MITO (NZ Motor Industry Training Organisation Inc.) has achieved 33% growth in the total number of people enrolled in MITO apprenticeships over the past two years. To date, of the 48 organisations that are Modern Apprenticeship Coordinators nationwide, MITO has enrolled the highest number of people into Modern Apprenticeships. Of 34 industries, the automotive industry has the second highest number of students placed in the nationwide Gateway programme to date.

Associate Education (Tertiary Education) Minister Steve Maharey congratulated MITO on their achievement. He says that the government is targeting significant increases in industry training. "Strengthening learning in our workplaces is vital if we are to boost our growth and productivity rates. MITO's success at boosting the number of trainees in the motor industry is helping New Zealand to achieve the step up we need to build a more innovative and prosperous society."

MITO manages apprenticeships in New Zealand’s motor and industrial textile fabrication industries. MITO apprentices work towards NZQA accredited qualifications. There were 3587 people enrolled in MITO apprenticeships nationwide at the end of 2003.

The Government established Modern Apprenticeships with the aim of encouraging young people into industry training. Modern Apprenticeships are available for people aged between 16 and 21, and lead to National Certificates at levels 3 and 4 on the National Qualifications Framework.

“Modern Apprenticeships complement our standard apprenticeship programme, enabling us to provide these young people with comprehensive services and support,” says Janet Lane, MITO’s Chief Executive.

Gateway is a TEC funded initiative. Gateway is currently available to students years 11 to 13, at decile 1 to 5 schools throughout the country. The Gateway initiative aims to blend school study with workplace learning and experiences, to help student’s participating in the Gateway programme transition from school to work more smoothly.


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Reuben Moss' Property is Theft! & Kaitani at The Physics Room

Property is Theft! continues Moss’ interest in the contemporary urban environment as a space controlled by pulsing and unequal flows of capital and labour. Kaitani features work by the University of Canterbury Fijian Students Association and Kulimoe’anga Stone Maka. More>>

Handcrafted Form: Rare Treasures From Japan

This unique exhibition at Expressions Whirinaki represents 90 everyday objects made by contemporary Japanese artisans who employ various traditional craft techniques made in regional workshops. The works used in daily life are crafted from raw materials with techniques appropriate to bringing out the best of its medium, balancing ease of use with aesthetic appeal. More>>

Howard Davis Article: A Musical Axis - Brahms, Wagner, Sibelius

Brahms' warm and exquisitely subtle Symphony No. 3 in F major, Wagner's irrepressibly sentimental symphonic poem Siegfried Idyll, and Sibelius' chilling and immensely challenging Violin Concerto in D minor exemplify distinct stages of development in a tangled and convoluted series of skirmishes that came to define subsequent disputes about the nature of post-Romantic orchestral writing well into the following century. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: A Pale Ghost Writer

Reviewed by Ruth Brassington, Richard Flanagan's new novel is about a novelist hastily ghost-writing the biography of a crook about to go to trial. The reader is kept on a cliff-edge, as the narrator tries to get blood out of his stone man. More>>

New Zealand Wars Commemoration: Witi Ihimaera's Sleeps Standing Moetū

The second of several articles to mark Rā Maumahara, remembering the New Zealand Land Wars. The first was a Q&A with Vincent O’Malley, author of The Great War for New Zealand: Waikato 1800–2000. More>>




  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland