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2011 Media Statements

Industry Training adds significant value to the economy

14 December 2011

New research into the economic costs and benefits of industry training shows high returns to the New Zealand economy from skilled workers. The research, was commissioned by the Industry Training Federation (ITF) and completed independently by business and economic research company BERL. Read more.    

New Zealand Labour Market Forum

29 November 2011

Developing workforces with the right skills, at the right time, and in the right place, is the focus of the New Zealand Labour Market Forum being held in Wellington this week.

The forum is part of a series of one-day events this year being run by the Industry Training Federation (ITF).  Read more.

New Chief Executive For industry training Federation

26 October 2011

The board of the Industry Training Federation (ITF) has appointed Mark Oldershaw as its new Chief Executive. He replaces Jeremy Baker who left the Federation last month to head Learning State, the Industry Training Organisation for the public sector. Read more 

Executive Director to Head ito

11 July 2011

The Industry Training Federation today announced that it’s Executive Director, Jeremy Baker, will be leaving his current role this September to head up one of the Federation’s member Industry Training Organisations. Read more

New itf chair and board members

10 June 2011

Ian Elliott, Chief Executive of the Plumbing, Gasfitting, Drainlaying & Roofing ITO, is the new Chair of the Industry Training Federation.  Read more

ITF Response to recovery of funds

17 May 2011

The Industry Training Federation will continue working with Industry Training Organisations to support compliance with government regulations and deliver value to their industries. Read more

Successful workplace learning

28 April 2011

New research into what makes learning in the workplace successful shows how important it is for workplaces to adapt themselves to learning, Industry Training Federation Executive Director Jeremy Baker said today. Read more

Research at the Heart of Training

26 April 2011

Research in the area of vocational education and training is fundamental to ensuring that training that is taking place meets the needs of learners, industry and the wider community, Industry Training Federation Executive Director Jeremy Baker said today. Read more

ITF welcomes vocational pathways

5 April 2011

Vocational pathways linked to the NCEA will ensure more young people leave school with a clearer idea of what kind of job they want to do, Industry Training Federation Executive Director Jeremy Baker said today. Read more

Industry and trainees at the core of ITO changes

10 February 2011

The skill development requirements of industry and meeting the needs of trainees are the key driver in responding to the closure of the Creative Trades Industry Training Organisation. Read more