Air New Zealand | Aviation Institute

The Aviation Institute provides an extensive range of training courses suitable for individuals wishing to join the industry or aviation professionals wishing to upskill.


ATEED supports the growth of a vibrant and competitive economy by facilitating new (investment) money and new jobs for Auckland.

ATEED operates in the tourism market (both domestic and international); major events that increase the profile of Auckland and contribute to the local GDP; and has identified investment opportunities in growth business sectors. These sectors include:

  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  • food and beverage research and processing
  • life sciences including health technology and biotechnology
  • high-value manufacturing and construction/engineering
  • screen and digital media
  • marine
  • international education.

Auckland City Council — Southern Initiative

The Southern Initiative aims to create, foster and support innovative social change by working with a range of government, council, iwi, community and business groups, concentrating on three key focus areas:

  • employment and skills
  • whānau and families
  • entrepreneurship and enterprise.


BCITO is the largest provider of construction trade apprenticeships in New Zealand. We are appointed by the government to develop and implement industry qualifications for the building and construction sector.

Careers NZ

Careers NZ is to improve connections between education and employment, by using their expertise to support organisations and New Zealanders so they are making informed choices about their future employment.


The Climate Control Companies Association's mission is to "establish and promote high standards of business competence and industry conduct for companies engaged in the climate controlled environment industry".

COMET Auckland

COMET Auckland is a Council Controlled Organisation of Auckland Council, and also an independent Charitable Trust. Their role is to support education and skills across Auckland, contributing to the relevant social and economic goals in the Auckland Plan. They do not provide educational services; rather, they function as a champion and connector of action and initiatives, in order to improve the effectiveness and equity of the Auckland education and skills system. We provide thought leadership, research and project development to encourage cross-sectoral, city wide, collaborative action for education and skills within Auckland.


Competenz is one of New Zealand’s industry training organisations. They work with over 3,500 companies and 20,000+ learners in 36 industries around New Zealand each year to build skills, careers and businesses.


Connexis is the industry training organisation for New Zealand’s infrastructure industries. They provide nationally recognised qualifications developed with industry, for industry.


An international awards scheme designed to encourage years 0-13 students to be innovative, creative, and to problem solve in science, technology and environmental studies. CRESTers are required to work with a consultant/mentor and this person should be someone working outside of the school environment and with expertise on the topic the project is related to.

Curious Minds

A Nation of Curious Minds – He Whenua Hihiri i te Mahara

A Nation of Curious Minds is the blueprint for the Science in Society project. In July 2014, the Minister of Science and Innovation, Hon Steven Joyce, and the Minister of Education, Hon Hekia Parata, launched A Nation of Curious Minds, the Government’s plan to encourage and enable better engagement with science and technology across New Zealand society.

The plan, A Nation of Curious Minds – He Whenua Hihiri i te Mahara, recognises the important role scientific knowledge and innovation play in our lives and in creating and defining New Zealand’s future, economically, socially and environmentally.


Futureintech brings Ambassadors from industry to your school to provide an engaging context for learning in maths, science, technology and careers.

Local Contact:

Renée King
Hosted by Fraser Thomas Limited
PO Box 23 273
Hunters Corner, Auckland
Telephone: 09 278 7078
Mobile: 021 479 892
Fax: 09 278 3697


Horticulture New Zealand (HortNZ) is an industry association representing New Zealand's 5,500 commercial fruit and vegetable growers. HortNZ has supported Teachers in Industry (Tii) by facilitating contact between Tii and various horticultural businesses in The Franklin/Papakura district.

Institute of IT Professionals

The IITP is a non-profit professional body.The Institute works hard to improve both the education and professional development of those broadly working with computers and technology and the computer-related education of the country as a whole. in IT. IITP works with government, the education sector and academia, the industry, the IT community and the public at large to increase the education, professionalism and expertise of those working in the ICT sector and advance education across the board in the interests of New Zealand.

IITP runs hundreds of presentations, events and courses for IT professionals alongside a suite of projects from school outreach to tertiary accreditation, mentoring, certification of IT Professionals and much more.

Manukau Beautification Charitible Trust

The Manukau Beautification Charitable Trust promotes, supports and undertakes programmes, actions and initiatives to beautify Auckland. We achieve this with the help of Auckland Council, our sponsors and the community.

Manukau Institute of Technology

Provide students with a wide range of programmes, delivered through our world-class teaching faculties and schools.

Primary ITO

We're dedicated to helping people that work in the primary sectors improve their skills and knowledge in the workplace. Our training develops capable people who can do the job well.

Service IQ

ServiceIQ is the industry training organisation (ITO) for the aviation, hospitality, retail, travel, tourism and museums sectors.

Skills NZ

The Skills Organisation helps New Zealanders gain the skills needed to grow and succeed in the workplace.

Skills Active

Skills Active Aotearoa is New Zealand’s industry training organisation (ITO) for sport, recreation, exercise, outdoor recreation and the performing arts.


For more than 23 years Workchoice has been empowering young people to make great employment choices by offering our unique set of resources and events. Workchoice is a youth employment organisation which since 2015 has been part of The Skills Organisation - the country’s largest Industry Training Organisation (ITO).

Youth Guarantee

Achievement Retention Transitions (A.R.T)
The Achievement 2013-17 initiative works in partnership with secondary schools to identify young people at risk of not achieving NCEA Level 2, with a particular focus on Maori and Pasifika students. The Ministry of Education supports education providers to identify students who may require additional support to achieve NCEA Level 2 or equivalent, and implement appropriate initiatives that can be tailored to suit each individual eg Access to career guidance to better align learning to desired post-school outcomes. It has tailored access to external providers (eg through STAR and Gateway).

The Fees-Free scheme is designed to provide 16-19 year olds with an opportunity to study towards NCEA Level 2 aligned with the Vocational Pathways, or equivalent, at tertiary providers free of charge. Students take part in full-time study in programmes which are usually vocationally focused. There are over 10,000 fees-free places for young people offered by a range of polytechnics, wānanga and private training establishments.

The purpose of Gateway is to enable schools to provide senior students (year 11 to year 13+) with opportunities to access structured workplace learning that has:

  • a formalised learning arrangement set in the workplace
  • specified knowledge and skills that a student will attain
  • specified assessment methods (workplace learning).

Secondary-Tertiary programmes (S.T.P)
Secondary-Tertiary Programmes (S.T.P) are a partnership between schools, tertiary providers, local communities and employers to help young people achieve better education and employment opportunities.

The Secondary Tertiary Alignment Resource (STAR) delivers additional operational grant funding to all State and State-Integrated schools with Year 11-13+ students to assist schools to

  • provide students alternative learning experiences to support their retention and achievement in education;
  • to help students find suitable pathways to work or further study.

Vocational Pathways
The Vocational Pathways provide new ways to achieve NCEA Level 2 – the foundation for success in further education and the world of work. The pathways help students see how their learning and achievement is valued in the ‘real world’ by aligning the NCEA Level 2 Assessment Standards including specific ‘sector-related’ standards with six industries.

Youth Hub

Where Youth create their career journey. Showcase experiences and training. Connect with events, employers, educators and training providers. Navigate and create your own pathway to build your career with Youth Hub.