The Government has proposed wide-ranging changes to vocational education 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
MITO, is concerned that the wide-ranging reforms proposed to vocational education in New Zealand will exacerbate skills shortages, seriously undermine the apprenticeship and training system and believes the proposal is a step too far.
MITO invite you to let them and the government know what you think about the proposed reforms at mito.org.nz/haveyoursay HAVE YOUR SAY – Industry Training
Be quick! Consultation is open until 27 March. Feel free to talk to your local MP.
Here are two documents that MITO has asked us to share: