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Welcome to the Industry Training Federation

Created in 1996, the Industry Training Federation (ITF) is the national body for New Zealand's eleven Industry Training Organisations (ITOs). 

We are the collective voice for industry training and apprenticeships in New Zealand.

We work with key government agencies, education sector groups, employers and industry.

We advocate for education, skills and employment policies to support the development of a skilled, qualified, and productive workforce.

We encourage employer-led education and training, a system that supports lifetime learning, and vocational education that meets real industry needs.

New Zealand Vocational Education and Training Research Forum

The Industry Training Federation and Ako Aotearoa are partnering to host the 14th New Zealand Vocational Education and Training Research Forum. This will be taking place over the 25th & 26th of October 2017.

We use the term 'vocational' in its broadest sense, encompassing not just what is traditionally thought of as the VET, but also professional education, intergrating workplace elements into education programmes, and using skills to support good outcomes for workers, industries and communities. 

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