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Workforce Development Council’s Orders in Council Proposals

Vocational education is undergoing a big transformation since the introduction of Industry Training Organisations (ITOs), and government highlights that industry will have a direct say in training and skills through the establishments of Workforce Development Councils (WDCs). The WDCs claim to become a powerful voice for industry and their communities to ensure New Zealand’s workforce will be fit for now and the future.

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RoVE, CoVEs and WDCs – the reform of vocational education

Minister of Education Chris Hipkins introduced the Education (Vocational Edu-cation and Training Reform) Amendment Bill on 26 August 2019 to create a unified and cohesive vocational education and training system and help New Zealanders prepare for the future of work. A major change is the move of industry training organisations (ITOs), which support apprenticeships and other on-the-job training, to the New Zealand Institute of Skills & Technology and other providers like wananga and private training establishments (PTEs).

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