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$50 million must support sustainable work and training

Wednesday, 12 July 2017, 5:24 pm | Industry Training Federation

The government’s $50 million fund to help get young people working in regional New Zealand is extremely welcome, but must support young people into sustainable employment and make it easier for employers to take them on, says the Industry Training ... More >>

Apprenticeship boost is welcome and needed.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 10:30 am | Industry Training Federation

Today's $7 million boost for industry training and apprenticeships is welcome news for employers, industry trainees, and apprentices, in the face of skills shortages across the economy, says the Industry Training Federation. More >>

Funding boost will help businesses upskill and upgrade

Monday, 12 June 2017, 12:42 pm | Industry Training Federation

While Budget 2017's gains for work-based education and training were modest, the $3.5 million boost for employer-led literacy and numeracy programmes was a breath of fresh air. More >>

Rising numbers of trainees and apprentices is excellent news

Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 12:15 pm | Industry Training Federation

The number of apprentices in New Zealand grew by 12 percent over the last two years, and completion rates for industry trainees and apprenticeships are also greatly improved. More >>

Apprenticeship boost is welcome and needed

Wednesday, 9 November 2016, 1:17 pm | Industry Training Federation

The government’s commitment to invest a further $10 million into industry training and apprenticeships next year is a very welcome and wise investment, says the Industry Training Federation (ITF). More >>

A Roadmap to bridge the skills gap

Thursday, 15 January 2015, 5:18 pm | Industry Training Federation

New Zealand’s ‘skills shortages’ are predicted to widen. Business NZ has called it a drag on the economy, stating educational institutions will struggle to match the supply of graduates with real labour market needs. More >>

Health and safety reform must strengthen training

Thursday, 8 May 2014, 5:28 pm | Industry Training Federation

Training is not emphasised enough in the government’s Health and Safety Reform Bill, says Industry Training Federation Chief Executive Mark Oldershaw. More >>

Industry Training Act Passes But Opportunities Lost

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 11:54 am | Industry Training Federation

At the end of the Government initiated Industry Training Review, Parliament today passed the Industry Training and Apprenticeship Amendment Act, which updated the previous Industry Training Act. The Industry Training Federation Chief Executive ... More >>

Tertiary Education Strategy Just the Start

Wednesday, 5 March 2014, 3:38 pm | Industry Training Federation

The Industry Training Federation welcomes today’s release of the Government’s Tertiary Education Strategy. More >>

Industry Training Fed welcomes Tertiary Education Strategy

Wednesday, 2 October 2013, 1:51 pm | Industry Training Federation

The Industry Training Federation welcomes the acknowledgement of vocational education and training in the government’s Tertiary Education Strategy, released today. More >>

Maori Learners Benefit From Work-Based Training

Wednesday, 10 April 2013, 5:17 pm | Industry Training Federation

Maori learners are getting more out of workplace-based training in recent years according to the Industry TrainingFederation, as the results of a two-year research project are released. More >>

Vocational Pathways to make NCEA more unstandable

Thursday, 4 April 2013, 3:46 pm | Industry Training Federation

Learning will become more relevant, students more work-ready and employers will better understand the NCEA system with the help of Vocational Pathways, says Industry Training Federation Chief Executive Mark Oldershaw. More >>

Changes To Apprenticeships Get The Thumbs Up

Friday, 25 January 2013, 2:02 pm | Industry Training Federation

25 January 2013 Government changes announced today will help raise the validity of apprenticeship training and make it easier for employers to take part, Industry Training Federation Chief Executive Mark Oldershaw said today. Prime Minister John ... More >>

ITO performance continues to improve

Thursday, 1 November 2012, 10:33 am | Industry Training Federation

Industry Training Organisations (ITOs) have responded to Government expectations to focus on improving outcomes for trainees with staggering new results. More >>

Forum Highlights Value Of Skills

Monday, 12 April 2010, 10:42 am | Industry Training Federation

The 7th annual Vocational Education and Training Research Forum kicks off in Wellington this week with a sterling line up of presenters. The two-day forum is organised by the Industry Training Federation and attracts around 200 participants. More >>

Federation Part Of International Skill Network

Saturday, 27 March 2010, 12:37 pm | Industry Training Federation

The Industry Training Federation is a founding member of a new international coalition aimed at getting industry to engage more with education. The International Network of Sector Skills Organisations (INSSO) was launched in London yesterday. More >>

Thumbs up to more relevant tertiary education

Tuesday, 9 February 2010, 4:34 pm | Industry Training Federation

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ITF Response to Budget

Thursday, 28 May 2009, 3:31 pm | Industry Training Federation

The Government’s Budget flies in the face of its own statements recognising the importance of industry training to helping the country through the recession, the Industry Training Federation said today. “Less than three months ago, we attended ... More >>

ITF Welcomes Commitment to Skills Strategy

Thursday, 30 October 2008, 5:29 pm | Industry Training Federation

The Industry Training Federation has welcomed commitment from across Parliament to the New Zealand Skills Strategy. More >>

Workplace Skill Investment Critical

Thursday, 22 May 2008, 5:25 pm | Industry Training Federation

"The announcement of focussed investment on developing the skills of the workforce outlined in today's Budget will address a critical barrier to lifting workplace productivity," said Jeremy Baker, Executive Director of the Industry Training Federation. More >>

 

 

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