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ITF welcomes additional vocational training places

Monday, 21 October 2019, 4:30 pm | Industry Training Federation

The Industry Training Federation warmly welcomes the Government's announcement of significant additional places for Trades Academy and Gateway programmes for next year. More >>

One week to stop apprenticeship reforms

Monday, 1 April 2019, 11:59 am | Industry Training Federation

This week is the last opportunity to make a submission on the Government’s poorly thought through apprenticeship reforms, Industry Training Federation Chief Executive Josh Williams says. Mr Williams says workplaces will end up with less control over ... More >>

New Zealand's great employers recognised

Monday, 17 December 2018, 8:54 am | Industry Training Federation

The first nationwide campaign to recognise and thank employers who have qualified apprentices and trainees is being launched by the Industry Training Federation (ITF). More >>

Mana in Mahi - Strengthen Work scheme should be strengthened

Thursday, 9 August 2018, 11:30 am | Industry Training Federation

The Government’s “Mana in Mahi – Strengthen Work” scheme’s commitment to industry training is a good start but the Industry Training Federation (ITF) wants to see similar wage support extended to all employers of new apprentices, not just ... More >>

Microcredentials a welcome addition to industry training

Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 2:52 pm | Industry Training Federation

The Industry Training Federation warmly welcomes today’s announcement that microcredentials will be recognised as part of the New Zealand Qualifications Framework. More >>

Restoring Skills Leadership will benefit

Wednesday, 28 March 2018, 6:55 pm | Industry Training Federation

The ITF welcomes the government’s plan to restore the skills leadership role of Industry Training Organisations (ITOs), which confirms a commitment of Labour's Future of Work Commission, and New Zealand First’s Election manifesto. More >>

We're looking forward to the education conversation

Thursday, 22 February 2018, 9:37 am | Industry Training Federation

The Industry Training Federation welcomes the government's three-year work programme for education announced today, and looks forward to engaging with the government in its wide-ranging summit process. More >>

Employer Support Will Boost Apprentices & Deliver Skills

Friday, 20 October 2017, 9:05 am | Industry Training Federation

Boosting apprentices and improving support for employers who take on apprentices will be top of our list to discuss with the new Labour-led coalition government, says the Industry Training Federation. More >>

$50 million must support sustainable work and training

Wednesday, 12 July 2017, 5:24 pm | Industry Training Federation

The government’s $50 million fund to help get young people working in regional New Zealand is extremely welcome, but must support young people into sustainable employment and make it easier for employers to take them on, says the Industry Training ... More >>

Apprenticeship boost is welcome and needed.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 10:30 am | Industry Training Federation

Today's $7 million boost for industry training and apprenticeships is welcome news for employers, industry trainees, and apprentices, in the face of skills shortages across the economy, says the Industry Training Federation. More >>

Funding boost will help businesses upskill and upgrade

Monday, 12 June 2017, 12:42 pm | Industry Training Federation

While Budget 2017's gains for work-based education and training were modest, the $3.5 million boost for employer-led literacy and numeracy programmes was a breath of fresh air. More >>

Rising numbers of trainees and apprentices is excellent news

Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 12:15 pm | Industry Training Federation

The number of apprentices in New Zealand grew by 12 percent over the last two years, and completion rates for industry trainees and apprenticeships are also greatly improved. More >>

Apprenticeship boost is welcome and needed

Wednesday, 9 November 2016, 1:17 pm | Industry Training Federation

The government’s commitment to invest a further $10 million into industry training and apprenticeships next year is a very welcome and wise investment, says the Industry Training Federation (ITF). More >>

A Roadmap to bridge the skills gap

Thursday, 15 January 2015, 5:18 pm | Industry Training Federation

New Zealand’s ‘skills shortages’ are predicted to widen. Business NZ has called it a drag on the economy, stating educational institutions will struggle to match the supply of graduates with real labour market needs. More >>

Health and safety reform must strengthen training

Thursday, 8 May 2014, 5:28 pm | Industry Training Federation

Training is not emphasised enough in the government’s Health and Safety Reform Bill, says Industry Training Federation Chief Executive Mark Oldershaw. More >>

Industry Training Act Passes But Opportunities Lost

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 11:54 am | Industry Training Federation

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 Education Strategy Just the Start

Wednesday, 5 March 2014, 3:38 pm | Industry Training Federation

The Industry Training Federation welcomes today’s release of the Government’s Tertiary Education Strategy. More >>

Industry Training Fed welcomes Tertiary Education Strategy

Wednesday, 2 October 2013, 1:51 pm | Industry Training Federation

The Industry Training Federation welcomes the acknowledgement of vocational education and training in the government’s Tertiary Education Strategy, released today. More >>

Maori Learners Benefit From Work-Based Training

Wednesday, 10 April 2013, 5:17 pm | Industry Training Federation

Maori learners are getting more out of workplace-based training in recent years according to the Industry TrainingFederation, as the results of a two-year research project are released. More >>

Vocational Pathways to make NCEA more unstandable

Thursday, 4 April 2013, 3:46 pm | Industry Training Federation

Learning will become more relevant, students more work-ready and employers will better understand the NCEA system with the help of Vocational Pathways, says Industry Training Federation Chief Executive Mark Oldershaw. More >>

 

 

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