PROPOSED REFORMS OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION
The Government has proposed wide-ranging changes to vocational eduation in New Zealand. There are three proposals open for public consultation. The proposed reforms will:
- Create a national institution, replacing the 16 existing polytechnics and institutes of technology
- Disband Industry Training Organisations (ITOs)
- Centralise the funding system.
|2019 MITO SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED |
We were delighted to award 49 outstanding individuals with 2019 MITO scholarships to help further their careers. The MITO scholarship programme contributes funding towards apprenticeships, training programmes and business management qualifications.
We congratulate all of our 2019 recipients on their success.
| MINING AND QUARRYING QUALIFICATION UPDATE|
NZQA have approved the programme leading towards the surface strand of the New Zealand Certificate in Mining and Quarrying (First-line Supervision) (Level 4) and we are busy with the development of these learning and assessment resources.
This programme will provide an apprenticeship pathway for learners who have completed the New Zealand Certificate in Mining and Quarrying (Level 2), and who wish to gain advanced technical skills and knowledge as well as the capability to work as a first-line supervisor in a quarry or surface mine.
|Finally, the MITO National Office in Wellington will be relocating to new premises at Level 3, 50 Customhouse Quay from Monday 1 April. All other contact details will remain the same. All the very best for the next few months. Yours sincerely|
MITO Board Chairman