This addition signals the start of the transition into the national tertiary provider, Te Pūkenga(external link)— the organisation responsible for delivering vocational education and training across New Zealand.
From next year, all ākonga (learners) at NMIT campuses, and our online and in-work students, will be enrolled with Te Pūkenga.
Te Pūkenga brings the Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs) and Industry Training Organisations (ITOs) together to create a national network. This will give learners more choices and flexibility in what, where, and how they learn.
Learning that fits around life, rather than having to fit life around learning. Te Pūkenga will use its size and scale to strengthen the quality and range of education delivery throughout Aotearoa.
By bringing together on-the-job, on-campus and online learning, Te Pūkenga supports learners, employers, and our communities to gain the skills, knowledge, and capabilities Aotearoa needs now and for the future.
Being part of Te Pūkenga enables NMIT to incorporate best practices from across the network, creating strong, fit for purpose, programmes.
However, partnerships at a local level will be critical to meet our specific regional needs.
NMIT has recently gained approval to deliver several new programmes, starting soon, which will upskill and enhance employees in our regional industries. These include:
These are an opportunity for schooler leavers, and anyone wanting to change direction or upskill, to have a taste of the course content, and get the skinny on what it's like to study on one of our campuses.