The Government are proposing major changes to Vocational Education in New Zealand because some polytechnics are running at a loss.

This could mean all trade apprenticeships are run through a national Government-directed polytechnic.

Currently ITOs are directed by industry members and facilitate apprenticeships in the workplace, in addition to off-job training.

This system works well – please vote to keep ITOs as they are!



You can write feedback and sign our petition – these now close on April 5th 2019.

Stuck for how to write your submission???

Have a look at one of these examples from HITO!


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Try these links for more info:
NZARH Press Release
HITO presentation and video