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Employers speak out on proposed industry training reforms

Wednesday, 19 June 2019, 12:13 pm | Industry Training Federation of New Zealand

148 businesses employing tens of thousands of workers across New Zealand have signed an open letter opposing the government’s proposal to dismantle the ITO-led training and apprenticeship system as part of its wider vocational reforms, Industry Training ... More >>

Budget 2019 investments must deliver workforce skills

Thursday, 30 May 2019, 5:16 pm | Industry Training Federation of New Zealand

The Government’s Wellbeing Budget offers good intentions but little clarity or urgency in its investment in workforce skills, says the Industry Training Federation. More >>

Good to see Government valuing apprenticeships

Tuesday, 14 May 2019, 6:55 pm | Industry Training Federation of New Zealand

The Industry Training Federation (ITF) welcomes the Government’s pre-Budget announcement that $197 million will be reallocated from the fees-free tertiary policy to vocational education, and is urging it to use this funding to support more employers to offer ... More >>

ITF Applauds Aotearoa New Zealand Skills Pledge

Friday, 3 May 2019, 2:11 pm | Industry Training Federation of New Zealand

The announcement that major New Zealand companies have agreed to double their on-job training hours is warmly welcomed by the Industry Training Federation (ITF). More >>

ITF honoured by call for Māori leaders' hui

Wednesday, 6 March 2019, 11:14 am | Industry Training Federation of New Zealand

The Industry Training Federation (ITF) is honoured by the Waikato-Tainui College of Research and Development's announcement that it will convene an urgent hui taumata to discuss the proposed Reform of Vocational Education. More >>

Do not dismantle industry-led training and apprenticeships.

Wednesday, 13 February 2019, 3:31 pm | Industry Training Federation of New Zealand

“With today's vocational education reform announcements the Government is proposing to dismantle our industry-led training and apprenticeship system, says Josh Williams, Chief Executive of the Industry Training Federation (ITF). More >>

Drilling down into earnings myths

Thursday, 15 November 2018, 2:05 pm | Industry Training Federation of New Zealand

New research has again busted the myth that university graduates are always financially better off than apprentices and trainees. More >>

ITF honours departing Careerforce CEO

Monday, 5 November 2018, 1:05 pm | Industry Training Federation of New Zealand

The Industry Training Federation is today honouring the outstanding contribution of departed Careerforce Chief Executive, Ray Lind. More >>

What’s the real cost of tertiary education?

Tuesday, 30 October 2018, 9:02 am | Industry Training Federation of New Zealand

New analysis exposing the real cost to taxpayers of tertiary education shows that work-based traineeships and apprenticeships are the most cost-effective and efficient way to provide the skills and qualifications New Zealand needs. More >>

Great to see action on skills shortages

Thursday, 4 October 2018, 7:53 pm | Industry Training Federation of New Zealand

The ITF welcomes the government’s announcements today confirming the elements of the Construction Skills Action Plan. More >>

Earn and Learn is the smart choice for school leavers

Monday, 20 August 2018, 8:33 am | Industry Training Federation of New Zealand

School leavers who engage in apprenticeships and trades training are making a smart choice which will set them up for a lucrative and rewarding future. More >>

Lots to like about the NCEA opportunities

Monday, 28 May 2018, 9:21 am | Industry Training Federation of New Zealand

The Industry Training Federation is highly encouraged by NCEA review proposals, including strengthened literacy and numeracy, pathways opportunities, and a re-designed Record of Achievement. More >>

Budget 2018 has no action on skills

Thursday, 17 May 2018, 4:10 pm | Industry Training Federation of New Zealand

The Industry Training Federation is disappointed to see no new investment in on-the-job training and apprenticeships in Budget 2018. More >>

Good start, but more work required for work-based learners

Tuesday, 5 December 2017, 4:35 pm | Industry Training Federation of New Zealand

The Industry Training Federation (ITF) welcomes today's details on fees-free tertiary education eligibility, but is disappointed by restrictions that suggest few trainees and apprentices will still be eligible for support by the time they become a trainee ... More >>

Apprentices are better off than graduates

Saturday, 2 December 2017, 2:16 pm | Industry Training Federation of New Zealand

New research by Berl is questioning the widely held belief that a university education leads to a more successful career for a school-leaver than an apprenticeship - Apprentices are financially better off than university graduates throughout most of their careers. ... More >>

Get the job and get qualified.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017, 1:58 pm | Industry Training Federation of New Zealand

On behalf of the industry training and apprenticeship sector, the Industry Training Federation (ITF) endorses the NZTalent message that internships, apprenticeships, micro-credentials and on-the-job training are effective ways to learn - but also ... More >>

The Adult Literacy and Numeracy Leadership Award

Friday, 8 September 2017, 3:09 pm | Industry Training Federation of New Zealand

The Industry Training Federation and the Skills Highway team is delighted to congratulate Mike Styles on receiving the 2017 Adult Literacy and Numeracy Leadership Award, awarded by the National Centre of Literacy and Numeracy for Adults. More >>

PM's Award will mean big savings for taxpayers

Tuesday, 5 September 2017, 2:28 pm | Industry Training Federation of New Zealand

The Labour Party's proposal to create a $2,000 Prime Minister's award is an encouraging signal, since every trainee and apprentice will save the taxpayer much more than that, says the Industry Training Federation. More >>

Free education is not just about university

Tuesday, 29 August 2017, 2:06 pm | Industry Training Federation of New Zealand

The Labour Party has recognised that post-school education is broader than just university, by including apprenticeships and work-based training in today's commitment to reduce the cost of post-school study. More >>

No wasted potential for award-winning Waste Management

Monday, 28 August 2017, 4:27 pm | Industry Training Federation of New Zealand

The Industry Training Federation's Skills Highway team is delighted to congratulate Waste Management Ltd for winning the Skills Highway Award at last week's Diversity Awards in Auckland. “Waste Management has really gone the extra mile in creating ... More >>

 

 

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