What is an industry training organisation (ITO)?

Industry training organisations (ITOs) are part of New Zealand’s tertiary education sector, along with universities, polytechnics and wānanga. 

ITOs work almost exclusively with people who are learning a trade or skill on-the-job. These people are either apprentices or trainees.

There are eleven ITOs in New Zealand and each of them looks after a specific set of industries.

ITOs are owned by their industry members, recognised by Government and usually receive funding from both Government and industry.

Learn more in the video below. 

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