— Employers

We're creating learning that will match where industry and business are headed. Grow your business and the industry you work in by giving your employees the skills they need to thrive.

Your business depends on the skills of your people — invest in them.

Supporting your employees through a formal apprentice or traineeship NZQA qualification gives you confidence and will help your business grow through the development of a skilled and qualified workforce.

Te Pūkenga is here to help. We work with employers and 200,000 learners around New Zealand each year. We offer learning environments that revolve around the needs of your business and your employees.

Upskill your newbies, novices or newcomers

Whatever you call your people, get your people up to speed with Te Pūkenga, New Zealand’s largest on-job training provider.

What can you expect from Te Pūkenga?

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Work-based training that fits your business

As one national network, Te Pūkenga will be able to work more closely with your business to understand your needs. Bring your people to us and we’ll help them meet your goals.
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Skills that will make a better workforce

Our learning is structured to respond to industry demand. This means our graduates enter the labour market with pragmatic skills and the confidence to put them into action.
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On-the-job training for our future

We give your employees the opportunity to develop develop critical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills that will help your business succeed.
Our education system is changing for the better

Our education system is changing for the better

For employers to be true partners, training needs to be aligned with industry needs and what businesses value. That’s why our education system is changing.

How will these education changes affect employers in the future?

The Reform of Vocational Education (RoVE) aims to create a strong, unified vocational education and training system that is fit for the future of work and delivers the skills that learners, employers, and communities need to thrive.

It includes seven key changes, one of which is the creation of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology.

Our aim is to help employers hire people who are well-trained and ready for work — and to get people into work more quickly.

Under the changes, apprenticeships and on-job training will continue to be a priority. They will not be replaced by on-campus learning.

Industry and employees will have greater influence over the courses and training offered, to ensure learners gain the right skills for the right jobs.

Six industry-governed Workplace Development Councils (WDCs) have been created to give industry a strong leadership role in vocational education and training.

The councils’ responsibilities will include giving investment advice, identifying current and future skills needs, developing qualifications, and setting standards.

Regions will also be given more say in planning for the work skills they need.

The transition and integration of many different parts to a new cohesive system will be gradual and carefully managed.


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