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August 01, 2018 at 02:45 pm

The Industry Training Federation warmly welcomes today’s announcement that microcredentials will be recognised as part of the New Zealand Qualifications Framework. Industries have been looking for new and more flexible ways to recognise skill sets developed in response to changing technologies, employment structures and work requirements. “If anything is certain about the future of work it is that people will need to upgrade skills throughout their careers” says ITF Chief Executive Josh Williams. “Qualifications will remain important, but microcredentials will help people have their additional skills recognised, and will be a more efficient way to recognise additional skills and specialities, especially those gained through the workplace.” “Industry is enthusiastic, and the industry training sector is looking forward to more flexible and efficient ways to develop workforce skills through microcredentials.” Mr Williams says.