Industry Training Federation of New Zealand - Latest News [Page 1]

Get Paid to Get Ahead with Apprenticeships

Monday, 14 August 2017, 12:56 pm | Industry Training Federation of New Zealand

Young trainees and apprentices will be sharing their success stories with keen young kiwis during next week’s ‘Got a Trade? Got it Made!’ week. “We want young people to know about the massive range of job opportunities that offer the chance ... More >>

Government focus on workforce skills is welcome

Wednesday, 26 July 2017, 3:05 pm | Industry Training Federation of New Zealand

The Industry Training Federation welcomes the overall direction of the government's response to the Productivity Commission's Tertiary Education Inquiry. More >>

Budget 2017 offers little for skills

Thursday, 25 May 2017, 4:10 pm | Industry Training Federation of New Zealand

Budget 2017 offered little good news for workplace training and apprenticeships, despite high demand, strong jobs growth, and critical skills shortages across many areas of the economy. More >>

The infrastructure boost will be powered by skills

Thursday, 27 April 2017, 5:02 pm | Industry Training Federation of New Zealand

The government’s announcement of $11 Billion in capital infrastructure over the next four years needs to be underpinned by investment in skills and workplace training, says the Industry Training Federation. More >>

Productivity Commission report deserves wider conversation

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 11:21 am | Industry Training Federation of New Zealand

In light of the release of the Productivity Commission's final report, the Industry Training Federation seeks a broader and sector-led conversation for how tertiary education can be more responsive to the needs of the productive sector. “The report ... More >>

Employability Skills Framework will help youth get jobs

Wednesday, 1 March 2017, 11:51 am | Industry Training Federation of New Zealand

A new education resource will help young people into successful working futures, says the Industry Training Federation. More >>

Industry Training and Apprenticeships on the rise

Friday, 28 October 2016, 1:55 pm | Industry Training Federation of New Zealand

More working New Zealanders are gaining skills and qualifications on the job, earning while they learn, says the Industry Training Federation. Our industry training and apprenticeship system is improving steadily, according to recently released Tertiary ... More >>

Vocational skills are valued and essential

Friday, 30 September 2016, 4:57 pm | Industry Training Federation of New Zealand

The Industry Training Federation (ITF) congratulates the hundreds of New Zealand secondary schools that have broadened senior curriculum through offering vocational pathways to senior students. More >>

Federation welcomes rise in NCEA Level 2 results

Monday, 2 February 2015, 1:25 pm | Industry Training Federation of New Zealand

Last year’s rise in NCEA level 2 results is bigger news than the drop in University Entrance results, says the Industry Training Federation. The NZQA has released provisional NCEA results for 2014, which show a one percent rise in NCEA level 2, but a big drop ... More >>

Beat the skills gap with industry training

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 11:00 am | Industry Training Federation of New Zealand

We can beat the skills gap if we meet the future demand for skilled workers in areas such as aged care, says the Industry Training Federation. “This Christmas we’ll be thinking of growing number of older people who need support,” says Industry ... More >>

More industry needed in industry training

Thursday, 20 November 2014, 11:17 am | Industry Training Federation of New Zealand

While 140,000 people are gaining skills through industry training every year, New Zealand’s ‘skills gap’ is predicted to widen. That gap, between supply of and demand for, skilled workers could slow productivity and stall economic growth. More >>

2013 results encouraging for Industry Training Organisations

Tuesday, 12 August 2014, 3:47 pm | Industry Training Federation of New Zealand

More trainees are successfully completing qualifications, and Industry Training Organisations can be proud, says Industry Training Federation Chief Executive Mark Oldershaw. More >>

Creative pathway increases opportunities for young people

Tuesday, 1 July 2014, 9:55 am | Industry Training Federation of New Zealand

Adding ‘Creative Industries’ as a Vocational Pathway will increase opportunities for young people if industry, schools and education providers get involved, says the Industry Training Federation. “Creative Industries is the sixth vocational ... More >>

Apprenticeship Reboot Extension Appropriate

Wednesday, 7 May 2014, 11:08 am | Industry Training Federation of New Zealand

The Industry Training Federation believes the Government’s announcement today to extend the reboot subsidy for eligible apprentices and trainees by another 6,000 places is appropriate. More >>

Industry Training Act Passes, But Opportunities Lost

Wednesday, 9 April 2014, 10:34 am | Industry Training Federation of New Zealand

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 Strategy needs industry support

Friday, 14 March 2014, 4:02 pm | Industry Training Federation of New Zealand

14 March 2014 Industry must have a bigger role to achieve the government’s tertiary education priority to ‘deliver skills for industry’, says the Industry Training Federation. “The Tertiary Education Strategy, released last week, is refreshing,” ... More >>

Apprenticeship Reboot Announcement Timely

Wednesday, 18 December 2013, 5:22 pm | Industry Training Federation of New Zealand

The Industry Training Federation welcomes the Government’s announcement today to extend the reboot subsidy for eligible apprentices and trainees by another 4,000 places. More >>

NZ Qualifications Forum

Thursday, 3 October 2013, 3:28 pm | Industry Training Federation of New Zealand

The Industry Training Federation is proud to convene the fifth annual NZ Qualifications Forum. More >>

Maori and Pasifika in Vocational Education & Training forum

Wednesday, 14 August 2013, 9:52 am | Industry Training Federation of New Zealand

The Industry Training Federation is hosting the inaugural Maori and Pasifika in Vocational Education and Training Forum in Wellington on 17 September. This forum will bring together people with an interest in inspiring and supporting excellence for Maori ... More >>

Health and Safety Report glosses over Education and Training

Wednesday, 7 August 2013, 11:13 am | Industry Training Federation of New Zealand

Industry Training Federation Chief Executive Mark Oldershaw says the glaring gap in the government’s workplace health and safety announcement today is training and educating workers. More >>

 

 

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