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

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 >>

Got A Trade? Got It Made!: Industry Training Award Winners

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 8:56 am | Industry Training Federation of New Zealand

The 2017 Got A Trade? Got It Made! Industry Training Awards, held at Parliament last night, showcased inspiring young people driven to make a big difference in their industry. Fifty of New Zealand's best and brightest young trainees and apprentices ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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