20190704 Frabrication Shoot 1R7A0881The Minister of Education, Chris Hipkins, announced the Government’s decisions on the Reform of Vocational Education proposals on 1 August.

One of the seven key changes is to create a new kind of organisation that will provide both work-based and off-the-job vocational learning and training right across the country.

With a working title of the New Zealand Institute of Skills & Technology, the Institute will be a unified, sustainable, public network of regionally accessible vocational education, bringing together the existing 16 ITPs.

An Establishment Unit has been set up and is charged by the Minister of Education with putting in place the people, networks, and structures to enable the new Institute to operate effectively from 1 April 2020.