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Subsidiary board recruitment now open

When enacted, the Education (Vocational Education and Training Reform) Amendment Bill will make all 16 existing Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs) limited liability companies wholly owned...

Location bid process open

We need a vibrant location in which to create a new kind of organisation that will deliver work-based, off-the-job, and online vocational learning and training through...

Stakeholder working groups announced

Seven working groups have been created to design recommendations for elements of the New Zealand Institute of Skills & Technology (NZIST), says IST Establishment Unit Executive...

Barry Jordan Landscape

Momentum builds for Institute

New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology Establishment Board chair Barry Jordan is seeing a real groundswell of support from the sector as he works with...

Change in membership of Establishment Board

New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology Establishment Board member Shane Culham has resigned from the Board for personal reasons.  

Mr Culham’s resignation will take effect...

Murray Strong

Head of Establishment Unit Announced

The Executive Director of the Establishment Unit for the New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology will be Murray Strong, says Establishment Board chair, Barry Jordan.