The WIDE Trust is a charitable trust formed in 2018. The focus of the Trust is to benefit the advancement of education, research and development in the forestry and wood industry sectors through the provision of grants and scholarships to New Zealand students and institutions.
The Trust supports students undertaking career-related studies in the wood and forest industry sectors in New Zealand and entities involved in research, development and the advancement of forestry and wood science.
To date the Trust has approved grants of $2.9m to students taking up academic or vocational studies and entities undertaking research and development within the forestry and wood sectors.
The WIDE Trust aims to build engagement and awareness of the diverse career options the forestry and wood industries offer and increase the number of young people who choose to take up careers in these industry sectors.
The Trust supports entities such as Future Foresters, Competenz, the School of Forestry, Wood Processing and Manufacturers Association, Scion Research, School of Engineering, Toi Ohomoi Institute of Technology, School of Architecture and Planning and other organisations whose support the advancement of the forestry and wood industry sectors in New Zealand.
Future Foresters aims to be part of the solution in addressing the need for keen, talented, young people in the forestry industry.
Future Foresters is a special interest group made up of a community of young foresters. The network provides a place where foresters can engage with the industry and feel part of a collective group. Its key objectives are to increase the number of young people who choose forestry as a career option and build engagement and awareness of forestry as a diverse and rewarding profession.
Future Foresters recognises that as young people move into the workforce and shape their careers, it’s important for them to stay connected with their peers. Through local and national events Future Foresters create a space where like-minded individuals can get together and support each other.
“Our passion is to open the minds of young people and help highlight the amazing career opportunities available in the forestry industry.” – Adrian Loo and Sheridan Ashford, Future Foresters
Got a trade? Got it made!
Industry leaders in the development of qualifications, BCITO supports and delivers training for career seekers, apprentices, employers and stakeholders in the building & construction industry. Consistently we are one of the highest performing Industry Training Organisations (ITOs) in New Zealand.
Supporting employers who train, we help the building & construction industry have the skilled workforce we need for the future. We set the standards for qualifications in 15 trade sectors and organise their delivery as well as mentoring and supporting apprentices and employers who train.
Industries we cover
• Brick & Block Laying
• Construction Supervision
• Exterior Plastering
• Frame & Truss
• Glass & Glazing
• Interior Systems
• Kitchen & Bathroom Design
• Painting & Decorating
• Resin Flooring
We change people’s lives by helping them work towards the career and lifestyle they’ve always wanted. We help businesses grow by supporting their people while they are learning skills on the job, so they become valuable, successful tradespeople.
WE’RE BUILDING PROFESSIONALS FOR TOMORROW - TODAY.
Careerforce is the transitional industry training organisation (TITO) for the health and wellbeing sectors.
We support traineeships and apprenticeships to upskill New Zealand’s essential workforce through on-the-job training.
Careerforce has a suite of Gateway programmes for high school students to experience the diverse opportunities available across the health and wellbeing sectors.
Competenz is the industry training organisation for 38 industries including engineering, manufacturing, forestry, food and beverage, printing, transport and textiles. We help Kiwi industry grow skills, careers and businesses by delivering on-the-job training and apprenticeships, and designing workforce development solutions. We support more than 20,000 learners and 3,500 businesses nationwide.
Connexis is New Zealand’s Infrastructure Industry Training Organisation. We are the standard setting body appointed by government for the infrastructure Industries: Civil, Energy, Telecommunications and Water. We provide nationally recognised infrastructure apprenticeships and qualifications developed with industry, for industry. We are a not-for-profit organisation, passionate about building and upskilling New Zealand’s Infrastructure workforce and are constantly evolving our qualifications to deliver the most relevant, real-world training.
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ServiceIQ is committed to helping talented New Zealand students gain foundation knowledge, NCEA unit standards and valuable workplace experience that can open the door to a job and kick start a career in the aviation, retail, hospitality, or tourism industries.
Our team create and publish the largest and most diverse range of high quality school resources on offer in New Zealand. In addition, all our structured classroom and workplace-based programmes are backed with support from dedicated Schools Advisors.
Each ServiceIQ Schools programme is designed by industry and education experts and links to a career pathway. Many students who complete our schools programmes go on to get a job and build a great career by training on the job with a ServiceIQ workplace programme or an apprenticeship.
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The Electrical Training Company Ltd
University is not the only options for smart students.
The Electrical Training Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Master Electricians, is New Zealand’s leading provider of electrical apprenticeships and training for tradespeople.
To find out more visit etco
Industry Training Solutions
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Instant Education Solutions
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To find out more visit Instant Education Solutions
iQualify for Schools
With iQualify for Schools you can use technology to help students succeed. Our easy to use learning management system makes teaching and learning easier, more personalised and social, and our digital resources take the hard work out of planning. iQualify for Schools gives you access to almost 200 learning resources – including NCEA achievement standards, core generic unit standards and careers courses for Years 9-13.
iQualify for Schools is part of the Open Polytechnic, New Zealand’s specialist tertiary distance learning provider. With around 30,000 students each year, Open Polytechnic is the leader in online learning and design.
To find out more visit iqualifyschools
The Learning Place
The Learning Place is the largest provider of STAR and Gateway funded courses in New Zealand. We deliver vocational Level 2 and 3 courses into over 400 secondary schools each year with our highly skilled and talented Kaiako.
Our courses range from essential or soft skills such as communication and leadership through to practical courses like barista, security and bar tending courses either on site at your school or at our venues in your town or city. In all we deliver a range of over twenty different courses both face to face and on line.
To find out more visit thelearningplace
Masterlink, Master Plumbers and Plumbing World
Masterlink provides mentored apprenticeships in plumbing, gasfitting & drainlaying across New Zealand, with Regional Managers supporting the apprentices and the businesses who host them for their on-job training. We are a group training scheme owned by Master Plumbers. Our passionate team works hard to grow numbers of employers training apprentices and numbers of trainees in our trades. We are committed to securing the future skilled workers NZ needs!
Master Plumbers is the national membership organisation for plumbing, gasfitting and drainlaying businesses, with 18 regional Associations and Branches across New Zealand. Master Plumbers provides members – businesses that have gone through a Quality Assurance process – with resources and training opportunities to support them to stay up to date with the latest technologies, products, and compliance requirements. We advocate on behalf of members and our industry, and we facilitate scholarships for apprentices to enter and thrive in our trades.
Plumbing World is the largest 100% New Zealand owned national plumbing merchant – a strong cooperative dedicated to the nation’s plumbing industry and supporting its future. Our Young Plumbers Club nurtures the personal and professional development of NZ’s future skilled tradespeople and is free to anyone in the Industry aged under 31 years old. Our annual Young Plumber of the Year competition showcases and recognises the talent in our young people, and we sponsor a range of nationwide apprentice scholarships each year
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Launched in November 2018, MyMahi is quickly being adopted by schools and other organisations working with students and young people. MyMahi is a digital platform that allows specialist advisors such as careers staff to become leaders in the school by supporting other staff to mentor and coach students around pathway planning.
To find out more visit MyMahi
The University of Auckland
The University of Auckland (Waipapa Taumata Rau) is New Zealand’s largest and leading university. The name Waipapa Taumata Rau refers to the ‘place of many peaks’ – places to strive for, ascend to and succeed.
Situated in New Zealand’s most diverse city, we have gained a reputation as a world-leading education provider and are the only New Zealand university ranked in the world’s top 100. We also place sustainability and positive social impact at the heart of everything we do, ranking #1 in the world in 2019 and 2020 for Sustainable Development Impact.
To find out more, visit www.auckland.ac.nz
Sorted in Schools – Te whai hua – kia ora!
Sorted in Schools, Te whai hua – kia ora! is a free, government-funded financial educational programme for schools and kura. Our vision is to equip all young people for their financial future by embedding good money habits early on.
- is designed by teachers, for teachers
- is fully aligned to the New Zealand Curriculum
- is available for Māori Medium Education where it’s designed to reflect the Te Ao principles of Māori education
- will soon allow senior secondary students to gain credits towards NCEA certificate qualification.
More than 300 resources cover a range of topics and can be incorporated into everyday lessons, making it easy for teachers to use. And we go one step further. To set schools up for success, we also offer a free professional learning development programme to help teachers feel confident in teaching the subject. It consists of workshops, webinars and visits from our dedicated School Relationship Managers, who are passionate about supporting teachers to implement it in their schools.
To find out more visit sortedinschools
New Zealand College of Chiropractic
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To find out more visit chiropractic
New Zealand Defence Force
A Force for New Zealand
Every hour of every day, 365 days a year, the New Zealand Defence Force is contributing to the defence, security and well-being of Aotearoa/New Zealand. It is our goal to maintain well-trained and equipped armed forces that can react to crisis at short notice. We work in partnership with many other government agencies, helping people and protecting our territory and our oceans. Regular Force, Reservists and Civilians – together we are a Force for New Zealand. A career in the New Zealand Defence Force gives real purpose. It offers the opportunity to work as part of a tight-knit team, protecting whānau, country and environment from harm, and representing New Zealand wherever we go. With 109 exciting and varied roles available, there really is something for everyone.
To find out more visit NZ Defence Force
Fairview Educational Services Ltd
Fairview Educational Services Ltd (FEDS) is a registered automotive training provider based at Fairview Motors in Hamilton. FEDS core business is the provision of distance learning materials and the delivery of full time automotive training.
FEDS supplies automotive student workbooks and assessments to over 200 schools and training providers throughout New Zealand. The FEDS team have established a strong reputation for providing student friendly and level appropriate resources backed up with excellent customer service.
The majority of unit standards available count towards automotive apprenticeships and Vocational Pathways qualifications.
To find out more visit feds
Kura Solutions provide cost effective NZQA unit standard resources for Secondary Schools. We exist to help your learners experience success in the real world of life, work, and study.
Our NCEA L1-L3 resources are:
focused on preparing learners for assessment
practical and activity-based
professionally presented to engage learners
written in plain English, with minimum text.
We are 100% Kiwi-owned and are passionate about supporting your learners to achieve their personal and career goals. Our team has many years of experience in designing and providing successful learning solutions, for many different education organisations.
To find out more visit kurasolutions
Crown Institute of Studies
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To find out more visit Crown Institute of Studies
Life Care Consultants
Life Care Consultants: a leading provider of NZQA health and training courses for many New Zealand businesses and schools. With a core purpose to Empower others to save lives and improve their health and wellbeing, Life Care are responsive to client needs, offering specialised training in schools for both staff and students. Courses include first aid, workplace health and safety and mental health awareness, customised for the group being trained, with content that is relevant and up-to date.
To find out more visit First Aid Training, Health Monitoring | Life Care Consultants
Career Central Limited
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To find out more visit Career Central Limited