Funding for the New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology has been confirmed by the Government.
The NZIST was established on 1 April 2020 as part of the reform of vocational education and saw the country’s 16 institutes of technology and polytechs brought in as subsidiaries of the Institute.
The Government has provided $21.1 million to NZIST to begin its establishment and transformation planning activities and to support our subsidiaries.
NZIST Council Chair Murray Strong said:
“We are delighted to have confirmation of the funding from the Government. It gives us the confidence to move forward with our plans for 2020 and to assist the economic and social recovery of New Zealand post-Covid-19 as a network. It also enables us to progress elements of our charter.”
The funding will also enable the Institute to recruit staff and start work on developing a strategy to transform New Zealand’s provision of vocational education into a cohesive network that is responsive to the needs of learners and employers regionally and nationally.
Six Deputy Chief Executive roles at the NZIST are currently being advertised.