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!
The construction industry needs confident, capable and motivated professionals. Through on-the-job training and regular guidance we're helping industry build a skilled workforce where talented people can excel.
BCITO is a business unit of Te Pūkenga subsidiary, Work Based Learning Ltd.
We support industry employers to create successful futures for people. We help them develop careers and become valuable contributors in New Zealand's building and construction industry.
BCITO. We’re building people.
To find out more, visit BCITO
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.
To find out more, visit Careerforce
Competenz is your industry training partner turning talent into capability. We look after 37 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.
To find out more, visit Competenz
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.
To find out more, visit Connexis
HITO provides apprenticeship programmes in hairdressing, barbering and beauty therapy. We support employers, and the apprentices they train in the workplace, to grow the number of qualified hair and beauty professionals.
For schools, we offer three work-based and four theory-only Gateway programmes as in introduction to these exciting industries.
To find out more, visit HITO
MITO is the industry training organisation for the automotive, commercial road transport, drilling, industrial textile fabrication, gas, mining and quarrying, passenger service and ports and stevedoring industries.
We help thousands of learners gain the knowledge and skills they need to accelerate their careers with on-the-job training and apprenticeships. This can start at school with our secondary school micro-credential programmes for students in Years 11, 12 and 13. The micro-credentials, across five industries, include eLearning and practical learning in a workplace, that lead into a New Zealand qualification. The MITO Job Hub facilitates employment with jobseekers able to develop an online profile with their CV for employers to view.
We look forward to seeing all careers advisors at the CATE Conference 2021.
To find out more, visit MITO
At every level, our industries depend on knowledgeable, innovative, skilled people - and we're here to help them.
We are growing NZ through people. Primary ITO is on the ground working with individuals, businesses, communities and industry. We're in high tech production facilities, on farms and orchards, in the shed and at the kitchen table, all around New Zealand. We're coaching and teaching and sharing the knowledge, building confidence, ambition and capability - with a desire to do much more than turn the wheel. We want to power up the entire engine.
Industries we support: Dairy, Dairy Processing, Horticulture (Amenity – Parks & Gardens, Apiculture, Arboriculture, Fruit Production, Indoor Crop Production, Landscaping, Nursery Production, Post Harvest, Sports Turf, Outdoor Vegetable Production, Viticulture), Meat & Fibre (Sheep, Beef and Deer, Pork, Poultry, Wool Harvesting), Meat Processing, Seafood (Commercial Fishing and Seafood Processing), Primary Services (Equine, Rural Services, Hydrology, Energy & Chemical Operations, Pest Management).
To find out more visit Primary ITO
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.
To find out more, visit ServiceIQ
Skills is New Zealand’s largest industry training organisation and for over 25 years we have helped to train the next generation of tradies and professionals. We work with industry to ensure that qualifications provide apprentices, and their employers, with the right skills for the job.
Skills is part of Skills Consulting Group, a New Zealand full-service consultancy working with businesses, industry bodies and governmental agencies from all over the globe to assist them to build success by upskilling their workforce.
EPIC Careers in Infrastructure
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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
Established in 2001, we set out on a mission.
Our mission was simple: to deliver quality training.
Our unique style of teaching allows our students to gain practical knowledge in the areas we are teaching, and we are determined to focus on achievement for all students at any level.
In response to employers and organisations identifying a shortage of work ready school leavers, we started working with schools, offering them unique courses tailored to the needs of employers. It was important for school students to start learning ‘soft skills’ in areas such as leadership, customer service, and effective communication – to name a few.
We want to make gaining industry standards and workplace skills as fun, flexible, and accessible as possible. ITS delivers multiple teaching options - We work with the school to make certain that our courses meet the needs of the students.
Course Delivery Options:
- Face to Face – unique style of “hands-on” training – We come to you!
- Live Online courses – brings the tutor to you – without the travel
- Ako Pai (Gateway Packages) - Uniquely crafted and ITS tutor supported packages.
- Correspondence Units – Digital or paper based
We are “SIMPLY THE BEST”!
Instant Education Solutions
Our vision is to ‘change lives through learning’. In essence, we exist to help you. With over 15 years’ experience as specialist resource providers in the secondary and tertiary education sector, we know what it takes to make it in the ever-changing world of education.
We specialise in the provision of assessment resource solutions, allowing you to relax and get on with the job of teaching. Instant provides comprehensive teacher and learner guides, and high quality pre-moderated assessments.
With a large, and growing catalogue, we have a range of resources in different subject areas and levels. We have the resource solutions to help ensure student success at your secondary school. In a world of ever-increasing compliance, paperwork, and moderation, we take the hassle out of teaching. We save you time and money, and most of all, we give you peace of mind.
To find out more, visit Instant Education Solutions or call phone 0800 864 863.
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 iQualify for Schools
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 The Learning Place
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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New Zealand College of Chiropractic
The New Zealand College of Chiropractic was established in 1994 by the New Zealand Chiropractors’ Association and has since become a leader in chiropractic education with an international reputation for excellence.
Chiropractic is an exciting and rewarding profession which offers unique opportunities to work in New Zealand and all around the world.
A career in chiropractic offers great work-life balance and has attractive earning potential.
If you want to make a difference in others’ lives and become part of one of the world’s fastest growing professions, come to our information session to learn more.
To find out more, visit New Zealand College of 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 New Zealand Defence Force
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
- have learning and assessment materials to allow senior secondary students to gain credits towards NCEA certification 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 Sorted in Schools
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 The University of Auckland
Auckland University of Technology
Auckland University of Technology (AUT) is New Zealand’s second largest university and one of the leading modern universities in the world.
Home to more than 60 world-class research institutes and centres, AUT is ranked first in New Zealand for global research impact and for its international outlook, and in the top 1% of universities in the world.
Across all of our programmes, we encourage innovation and entrepreneurship, and the ability to explore new technologies, challenge routine thinking and solve problems in new ways. We embrace new technologies to lead the learning of tomorrow and prepare our students for the rapidly changing world.
To find out more, visit Auckland University of Technology
Cut Above & Elite
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Career Central Limited
Career Central is your solution to managing student career plans. Our online platform allows you to collect the data you want from students, store it all in one place, generate reports and send relevant targeted information to students.
Designed by Careers Advisers for Careers Advisers the programme enables school wide career education and encourages participation of staff, students and parents.
Students complete modules based on the Career Management Competencies. Career Central is differentiated for different year levels and able to be customised by you to suit your school.
Used by New Zealand schools for over 7 years we understand and deliver what you need.
To find out more visit Career Central Limited
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 Fairview Educational Services Ltd
New Zealand's resilient food & fibre sectors are a vital part of our economy.. They contribute to over 79% of New Zealand’s product exports and employ 1 in every 7 New Zealanders.
For our food & fibre sectors to thrive, we need to attract and grow talented people into roles as diverse as robotics engineers, geneticists, farm managers and assistants, environmental scientists, food technologists, rural consultants, forestry technicians, innovation managers and business owners. With a predicted 50,000 more people needed in the food & fibre sectors by 2025, smart, adaptable and passionate problem solvers are in high demand.
GrowingNZ - industry, educator and government working together to attract and grow a diverse range of talented people in our resilient food & fibre sectors.
To find out more, visit Growing NZ
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 Kura Solutions
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
Media Design School
MediaDesign School was the first school in New Zealand to recognise the growing influence of emerging creative industries in Game Development, Animation, Digital Design, VR/AR, Creative Advertising and Software Engineering - and develop qualifications to fuel them with talented graduates. Today, MDS is ranked the #1 animation school in New Zealand and remains the country's most awarded digital design school. Based in the heart of Wynyard Quarter's Innovation Precinct, MDS's teaching style combines boutique class sizes, project-based learning and strong industry focus.
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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
Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology
Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT) is a Government owned provider of education and training courses across Te Tauihu, the top of the South Island.
For over 115 years, NMIT has focused on providing high-quality training to support key local industries and services—making a substantial contribution to the regional economy.
NMIT offers over 100 qualifications from certificate through to postgraduate degree level and has developed specialisms in areas such as aquaculture, maritime, marine, viticulture, wine and aviation engineering.
The institute works collaboratively with iwi, community partners, industry, local government, international partners and our Mahitahi Colab partners to prepare world and work ready graduates with real world skills and a recognised qualification.
To find out more, visit Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology
NZ Careers Expo
The NZ Careers Expo in partnership with CareerWise provide a suite of career resources to schools across New Zealand. Including the Physical Career Expos in 5 locations, combined with the all new Online Digital Careers Expo that was launched in February 2021.
At CareerWise our goal is to support schools and career advisors by providing an online platform that is easy to use, affordable, and loved by both staff and students. Take your school career’s department online and collaborate with other New Zealand career’s advisors on a platform that saves you time and engages your students.
NZ Careers Expo and CareerWise are working in partnership to create an even more enhanced online and physical experience for exhibitors and schools in 2022.
To find out more, visit NZ Careers Expo
NZ School of Tourism
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Vision College is a division of Activate Training Centre, one of the largest private training establishments (PTE) in New Zealand! We provide high levels of pastoral care, academic support and individual attention to students and their learning. Our Main Campus is located in Hamilton at 21 Ruakura road, Our campus has well-equipped buildings with designated learning areas and computer suites.
We offer a variety of programmes starting from Level 1 NCEA Certificates through to Level 7 Degrees. We have a wide range of programmes suited to every learner: including Free courses for 16 to 19 year olds *
- Ultimate (foundation skills level 1 and 2)
- Mechanical Engineering
- Business Administration
- Early Childhood Education
- Information Technology
- Christian Ministry
- Bachelor of Music
- QuickStart literacy and numeracy
- Employment Placement Services
Our tutors are dedicated to helping students achieve, and our smaller class sizes allow them to work personally with students to grow them and help them succeed academically. Whether you’re looking for potential courses as part of your future career, or simply wanting to know more about who Vision College is, come and visit us or check out our website vision.ac.nz.
Port Marlborough operates the region’s port and marinas, and facilitates the operation and growth of some of Marlborough’s most significant industries, including recreational boating, forestry, fishing, marine farming, and domestic and international tourism. We are evolving our more traditional infrastructure-focused port business into a designed, sustainable operation; a best-in-class specialist port.
We know that Port Marlborough’s legacy in our province runs deep, and with this in mind, we continue to evolve to a leading, environmentally restorative port that delivers financial, social and environmental value for Marlborough. Sponsorships each year are aligned with the company’s core values of Hauora, Kaitiakitanga, Mahi Tahi, Pono and Kairangatira.
To find out more, visit Port Marlborough