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ATTTO, NSTP Join Forces To Promote Museum Training

23 September 2008

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ATTTO And NSTP Join Forces To Promote Museum Training Opportunities


Staff in museums throughout New Zealand will soon have access to more comprehensive information about the training options available to them, thanks to an agreement between ATTTO (the Aviation, Tourism and Travel Training Organisation) and Te Papa’s National Services Te Paerangi (NSTP).

NSTP provides strategic and practical support and advice to museums throughout the country, including a broad range of training workshops, and ATTTO facilitates training linked to nationally recognised qualifications for the Aviation, Tourism, Travel and Museums Industries. The new co-sharing agreement means the field staff of both organisations will work in a complementary manner, providing clear linkages between NSTP workshops and resources, and nationally recognised unit standards.

“The roles of ATTTO and NSTP in building management and staff capability in museums are extremely complementary, so from the customer point of view, it makes good sense to work collaboratively. ATTTO capability is enhanced through the expertise of the NSTP staff, and vice versa, so everyone benefits,” comments Elizabeth Valentine, Chief Executive of ATTTO.

Tracy Puklowski, General Manager of National Services Te Paerangi, adds, “We want to make things as simple and straightforward as possible for people working in New Zealand’s museums. This includes obtaining information about training options, having relevant workshops credited towards unit standards, and ensuring that our respective staff work collaboratively and cooperatively.”

Both recognise that the agreement is timely, as the issue of career pathways is a ‘hot topic’ for the sector. “Ensuring that training is recognised on a national level gives staff the opportunity to think about their career pathways in a wider context. Providing clear, consistent training and development options is a key step to building workforce sustainability in this sector,” concludes Elizabeth.


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