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Businesses to Take On Fewer Apprentices Under Reforms

Wednesday, 13 March 2019, 9:47 am | The Skills Organisation

More than half of employers say they will hire fewer apprentices if a Government proposal to merge polytechs into one national body is implemented - according to new research. More >>

Elite league players learn about apprenticeships

Thursday, 9 July 2015, 8:54 pm | The Skills Organisation

That’s the message The Skills Organisation ’s trades ambassador Sam Gascoigne wants NZ’s upcoming league talent to heed. More >>

Nanogirl named as Bright Sparks ambassador

Tuesday, 5 May 2015, 11:20 am | The Skills Organisation

New Bright Sparks ambassador Michelle Dickinson says opportunities abound for young women involved in technology, New Zealand's fastest growing sector. More >>

Candace Kinser announced as Bright Sparks 2014 judge

Wednesday, 1 October 2014, 4:07 pm | The Skills Organisation

Bright Sparks is pleased to announce the addition of Candace Kinser to the judging panel for Bright Sparks 2014. More >>

$3million in Reboot payments made by The Skills Organisation

Friday, 10 January 2014, 12:32 pm | The Skills Organisation

$3million in Reboot payments made by The Skills Organisation The Skills Organisation is pleased to announce it has passed $3million in apprenticeship Reboot payments. More >>

Apprenticeship Reboot extension welcomed

Thursday, 19 December 2013, 5:24 pm | The Skills Organisation

The announcement of a further 4000 Reboot subsidy places for apprentices and trainees is a huge positive for New Zealand industry, according to the chief executive of one of the country’s largest ITOs. More >>

Robotic window cleaner wins supreme 'Bright Sparks' award

Wednesday, 30 October 2013, 3:22 pm | The Skills Organisation

Auckland student Sohail Abdulla's robotic window cleaner has won the top prize at the 2013 Bright Sparks Awards. The annual competition, created by The Skills Organisation, encourages young people to experience electronics and technology directly through ... More >>

NZ's Top Electrical Apprentice to Be Crowned Next Week

Wednesday, 7 August 2013, 3:54 pm | The Skills Organisation

Ten electrical apprentices from throughout the country will compete at the ECANZ Challenge to be held on August 14-15 at Claudelands Event Centre, Hamilton. More >>

Skills Organisation reminds apprentices to engage with ITOs

Monday, 15 July 2013, 2:14 pm | The Skills Organisation

The Skills Organisation reminds apprentices and business owners throughout its 11 specialist trades of the benefits of working with an Industry Training Organisation (ITO). More >>

Auckland Student 3rd At International Science Fair

Wednesday, 22 May 2013, 2:03 pm | The Skills Organisation

Auckland student Sohail Abdulla placed third in the Engineering: Electrical and Mechanical award at the prestigious Intel ISEF competition in Phoenix, USA last week. More >>

Skills Organisation welcomes increase in Training

Friday, 10 May 2013, 6:01 pm | The Skills Organisation

A government boost for Maori and Pasifika Trades Training is incredibly positive for New Zealand, The Skills Organisation chief executive Garry Fissenden says. More >>

Vocational Pathways will help grow New Zealand

Thursday, 4 April 2013, 11:01 am | The Skills Organisation

The Skills Organisation CEO Garry Fissenden says the Government’s Vocational Pathways, an initiative the ITO spent two years helping develop, creates a platform for future economic growth in New Zealand. More >>

Timing of the essence for prospective trainees

Wednesday, 6 March 2013, 1:43 pm | The Skills Organisation

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce has today confirmed the Apprenticeship Re-boot will commence immediately. Previously the start date had been announced as 1 April 2013. More >>

Clever students awarded at ceremony tomorrow

Monday, 29 October 2012, 5:17 pm | The Skills Organisation

The 2012 Bright Sparks Awards is New Zealand’s premier electronics and programming competition for school students. Tomorrow night a mix of students, parents, teachers, technology industry leaders, university and community leaders, and politicians will ... More >>

PGDRITO to merge with The Skills Organisation

Tuesday, 11 September 2012, 11:06 am | The Skills Organisation

On 1 October, the industry training organisation for plumbing, gasfitting, drainlaying and roofing (PGDRITO) is to merge with The Skills Organisation, a multi-industry ITO with a nationwide presence. More >>


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