MITO New Zealand (MITO) transitioned almost all of its arranging training functions, learners and employees to Te Pūkenga subsidiary Work Based Learning (WBL) on 1 January 2022.
It is now a separately branded business division of Te Pūkenga WBL.
“Congratulations to the MITO team for achieving this milestone,” said TEC Deputy Chief Executive Gillian Dudgeon.
“It’s the outcome of a huge amount of planning and hard work over the past two years by all the parties involved.”
MITO works with the automotive, commercial road transport, drilling, gas, mining and quarrying, passenger services and ports and stevedoring industries.
It supports 4000 learners (apprentices and trainees) and over 3000 employers, and maintains more than 70 training programmes.
A small group of industrial textile fabrication learners has transitioned from MITO to the new private training establishment, Marine and Specialised Technologies (MAST) Academy.
MITO’s standard-setting and qualification development functions transferred to Hanga-Aro-Rau Manufacturing, Engineering and Logistics Workforce Development Council on 4 October 2021, with the exception of the gas industry which transferred to Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure Workforce Development Council.
MITO is the fifth Transitional Industry Training Organisation to transition its arranging training function to providers. It follows Competenz, Connexis and BCITO, which have transitioned the majority of their learners to Te Pūkenga WBL, and the New Zealand Marine and Composites ITO which has transitioned its learners to MAST Academy.
The transition of learners from all 11 TITOs to providers is taking place as part of the Reform of Vocational Education (RoVE), with all transitions having to be completed by 31 December 2022.