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

 


The Skills Organisation and NorthTec join forces

The Skills Organisation and NorthTec join forces

Electrical training first step in improving employment and Northland economy

The Skills Organisation and NorthTec have joined forces to increase training options for Northland, starting with training for the region’s electrical apprentices.

The Skills Organisation is among New Zealand’s largest Industry Training Organisation (ITOs). It represents 20 different industries, including 11 specialist trades.

NorthTec (Tai Tokerau Wānanga) is Northland’s largest tertiary education provider with its main campus in Raumanga, Whangarei.

Through the partnership, Level 4 off-job training for electrical apprentices will be offered at NorthTec.

The Department of Labour this month identified electricians as a high-employment prospect due to New Zealand’s shortage of trained, qualified electricians.

The Skills Organisation chief executive Garry Fissenden said the government was investing significant resources into greater achievement in trades training, particularly among Maori.

The partnership with NorthTec was extremely positive for the region, he said.

“It made absolute sense for us to partner with the major tertiary education provider in the region to deliver appropriate and available programmes that enable young people – especially Maori - to achieve relevant and necessary qualifications,” Fissenden said.

“This will contribute to providing them with a better life - and the region with the skills needed to grow the local economy.”

NorthTec chief executive Paul Binney said he was very pleased that NorthTec will be associated with a high-quality organisation like The Skills Organisation.

“In today’s environment it is important that education providers are flexible in how they deliver their education and are focused on the needs of the students and employers,” Binney said.

"All education providers therefore need to be thinking creatively in terms of solutions and this is a good example of two organisations working together to find a better way of delivering education.”

Fissenden said The Skills Organisation and NorthTec were investigating running training in plumbing, gasfitting and drainlaying in future.

“We’re in this for the long haul, committed to growing both the quality of industry training and the volume of high-quality trainees,” Fissenden said.

“We’re not here to pretend we have all the solutions, but we are here to work with the people of Northland in order to help grow the region.”

Blair Tuke now ambassador for The Skills Organisation. Click here

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

With Hunters & Collectors: The Rolling Stones Announce New Auckland Date

It’s the news New Zealand has been waiting for. The Rolling Stones today confirmed the rescheduled dates and venues for both the Australian and New Zealand legs of their highly anticipated ’14 On Fire’ tour. Now, Frontier Touring is also delighted ... More>>

ALSO:

Flying Things: Conchords, Pretties Help BATS Fly Home

The launch of BATS theatre’s fundraising campaign has taken off – with a bit of help from their friends. And with friends like theirs… An event last night hosted by Te Radar at Wellington’s latest waterfront venue, Shed 6, featured Fly My Pretties and, in a dream-come-true scenario, Flight of the Conchords. More>>

ALSO:

Environment: Zoo’s Own Wētā Workshop Produces Rare Giants For Release

Following unprecedented breeding and rearing success, Auckland Zoo is today releasing 150 of New Zealand’s largest giant wētā, the wētā punga, onto pest-free Motuora Island in the Hauraki Gulf. A further 150 will be released onto Tiritiri Matangi next month. More>>

Girls On Film: Divergent Hits The Big Screen

n January, Catching Fire (the second film in the Hunger Games series) not only became the biggest US box office success of 2013 : it also became the first film starring a female actor (ie. Jennifer Lawrence) to top the annual domestic earnings chart since The Exorcist, 40 years ago. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington.Scoop: No Travel Sanctions For Russian Billionaire’s Superyacht

On the same day that New Zealand announced travel sanctions against selected Russians, a Russian billionaire’s superyacht berthed in Wellington Harbour. More>>

ALSO:

Mental Health: UC Researchers Believe Robots Can Persuade People To Conform

A team of University of Canterbury (UC) researchers and scientists believe robots can persuade people to conform through group pressure... ``Our results showed that robots can induce conformity but to a significantly lesser degree than humans." More>>

NZ On Air: Local Content Holds Steady At 32% Of Television Schedules

Since 1989 NZ On Air has measured local free-to-air television content. The report compares the schedules of the six national free-to-air channels, to observe trends and changes in the local content landscape. More>>

Arts Fest: 2014 New Zealand Festival A Spectacular Celebration

The New Zealand Festival welcomed the world to Wellington over 24 days (21 Feb – 16 Mar) of arts events across the city. “[current figures show] slight increase on the 110,000 tickets issued in 2012. It’s a great result.” More>>

Opera: Happy 70th Birthday Dame Kiri Te Kanawa

Our first lady of song who “feels more like at 15 year old” will celebrate her significant birthday on stage at Covent Garden tomorrow night (Friday morning NZT), performing in the Royal Opera House’s production of La fille du régiment (The Daughter of the Regiment) as La Duchess de Crackentorp. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news