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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 >>

Industry Training Continues to Perform Well

Wednesday, 24 July 2013, 4:17 pm | Industry Training Federation of New Zealand

“Educational performance data released today by Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Steven Joyce shows that industry training sector performance has remained stable despite many changes in the sector including ITO mergers, challenging ... More >>

Increase in Maori and Pasifika Training a Good Move

Thursday, 9 May 2013, 6:25 pm | Industry Training Federation of New Zealand

The Industry Training Federation (ITF) has endorsed the announcement by Government today of a major expansion of Maori and Pasifika Trades Training. ITF Chief Executive Mark Oldershaw stated that it was another endorsement of the success and importance ... More >>

Executive Director to head ITO 11 July 2011

Monday, 11 July 2011, 3:08 pm | Industry Training Federation of New Zealand

The Industry Training Federation today announced that it¹s Executive Director, Jeremy Baker, who will be leaving his current role this September to head up one of the Federation¹s member Industry Training Organisations. More >>

Secondary Tertiary Transitions

Friday, 1 October 2010, 10:55 am | Industry Training Federation of New Zealand

The massive challenge of the transition between senior secondary school and tertiary education and employment is the subject of a one-day forum in Wellington today. More >>

ITF calls for a more coherent vocational education

Wednesday, 28 July 2010, 12:01 pm | Industry Training Federation of New Zealand

Industry Training Federation Chair Kevin Bryant today urged a more collaborative approach to vocational education and training. More >>

Industry input into new qualifications framework

Tuesday, 6 July 2010, 11:37 am | Industry Training Federation of New Zealand

Qualifications on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework need to be developed and approved with national industry input, Industry Training Federation Executive Director Jeremy Baker said today. More >>

University not the only option

Wednesday, 2 June 2010, 3:24 pm | Industry Training Federation of New Zealand

“Secondary students considering their options for next year and beyond might be forgiven for thinking that university was their only option, if recent media reports were to be believed”, said Jeremy Baker, Executive Director of the Industry Training ... More >>

Budget shows commitment to training

Thursday, 20 May 2010, 4:57 pm | Industry Training Federation of New Zealand

Today’s Budget shows a firm commitment to the role of training in supporting the country’s economic and social development. More >>

Qualifications Review overdue

Tuesday, 9 March 2010, 5:23 pm | Industry Training Federation of New Zealand

Proposed change to the qualifications system is overdue and will help move towards developing skills that meet the country’s economic and social need, Industry Training Federation Executive Director Jeremy Baker said today. More >>

Industry Training Federation welcomes new Minister

Tuesday, 26 January 2010, 5:34 pm | Industry Training Federation of New Zealand

“Tertiary education, and particularly Industry Training, is closely linked to economic development and Mr Joyce has considerable experience in this area, which will be invaluable in his new role,” Federation Executive Director Jeremy Baker. More >>

 

 

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