Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 


Four organisations to receive direct industry training funds

Hon Steven Joyce

Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills & Employment


13 March 2014 Media Statement
Four organisations to receive direct industry training funding

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce today announced the first four organisations to receive direct Government funding through the Industry Training Fund direct funding pilot.

“Following a review of industry training in 2011, we have implemented a number of changes to boost performance and participation, encourage competition and innovation, as well as simplifying the industry training system,” Mr Joyce says.

“This includes expanding apprenticeships by creating New Zealand Apprentices and providing support to new apprentices with our Apprenticeship Reboot; increasing the rate of funding for industry training; and now increasing competition by allowing employers direct access to industry training funding in a new pilot scheme.

“The review found some employers believed their ITO didn’t meet their specific needs. Giving employers the option or choice of direct access to industry training funding provides them with a training alternative and, at the same time, will encourage ITOs to provide quality service to their local businesses.”

The successful four organisations to receive direct industry training funding are: Engineering Taranaki Consortium; Southern Group Training (Northland and Southland); Ryman Healthcare (nationwide); NZ Kiwifruit Growers Incorporated (Bay of Plenty). A total of 1310 employees are expected to be trained through the four organisations at a cost of $2.09 million.

“The four organisations were selected following a competitive tender process and have shown a commitment to training that will benefit the trainees, their organisations, and the country as a whole,” Mr Joyce says.

“By opening up the Industry Training Fund, employers are now able to provide on-the-job training specifically tailored to their business. It differentiates them from other types of tertiary education offered by polytechnics and private training establishments while still giving trainees NZQA-approved qualifications that are transferrable.”

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gaza.Scoop: Another Israeli Attack On A Hospital

Israeli tanks attacked Al Aqsa hospital in Deir Al Balah, killing five patients and doctors, and injuring more than 70.

The third and fourth floors, housing the emergency department, orthopaedic department, surgical department, and the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) were destroyed. Operating theatres had to cease work because of the lack of oxygen.

Patients are being evacuated to Shifa Hospital in Gaza City, and the European Gaza Hospital between Rafah and Khan Younes. More>>

 

Parliament Today:

Red Tape: Local Regulations Go Under Microscope

The Government says it is accepting nearly all of the recommendations the Productivity Commission has made on ways to improve local regulations. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Non-Apology To Tania Billingsley

The refusal by Prime Minister John Key to issue a personal apology to Tania Billingsley has been accompanied by an array of excuses... Yesterday though, Key’s choice of words indicated that an apology was the last thing on his mind. More>>

ALSO:

Conventions: Winston Peters On The Nation

Winston Peters opens door to standing in East Coast Bays electorate, says it's an "exciting point" and he's thinking about it. "I’ve had a whole lot of people writing to me and calling up and saying ‘why don’t you have a go in East Coast Bays’." More>>

ALSO:

Waitangi Tribunal: Report On The MV Rena

In its interim report, the Waitangi Tribunal has found that the Crown’s conduct in response to the grounding of the MV Rena on Otaiti (Astrolabe) reef breached the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi. More>>

ALSO:

Gaza: Wellington Protest For Palestine Calls For End To Bombing

Around 300 people gathered outside the Israeli Embassy in Wellington on Friday to protest Israel’s occupation of Palestine. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Failure To Prosecute The GCSB

So one hand of the state – the Independent Police Conduct Authority – has now washed the hands of its brother agencies, and declared that all hands are clean. Case closed. More>>

ALSO:

Illegal Search: Police Behaviour 'Reminiscent Of Tūhoe Raids'

"Māori will lose further trust and confidence in the New Zealand Police and the Independent Police Conduct Authority (IPCA) if the recent incident in Stratford is not adequately addressed. This behaviour would not occur in Epsom or Khandallah so why should police think that such behaviour was acceptable in Stratford," says Chris McKenzie. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell:
On The Dotcom Emails

The Dotcom residency decision fails any number of sniff tests... Why, then, was it approved? Here we get into the realm of the “INZ being under political pressure” to approve Dotcom’s application. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Shonky Police Statistics, And The Israeli Air Strikes On Gaza

When people systematically alter how being statistics are recorded in order to gain personal and organisational advantage, that’s usually when the Police get called in. Yet in the case of the burglary statistics in Counties-Manakau, it was the Police doing the fudging and – at the time – it was then-Police Minister Judith Collins claiming the credit... More>>

ALSO:

'Clean Rivers': Green Party Launches Key Election Priority

The Green Party will make a series of announcements over the course of the election campaign in which it will outline the specifics of how it will clean up our rivers and protect our beaches. In the first of these announcements the party launched its plan for clean rivers. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
Parliament
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news