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Arranging training transitions reaching milestones

Activity is gathering pace for transitional industry training organisations (TITOs). Four TITOs have signed Letters of Intent to transition the arranging of work-based training functions to Te Pūkenga before the end of 2021. That includes Competenz, Connexis, BCITO and most recently MITO.

Partnership agreements have been signed with both ServiceIQ and The Skills Organisation. These agreements signal how the TITOs will work collaboratively with Te Pūkenga to plan their transition pathway.

Discovery work is approaching completion for Competenz, Connexis and BCITO along with Te Pūkenga to understand the TITOs’ current operating models and how these will be transitioned. Reports on the initial findings are being presented to Te Pūkenga leadership this month.

Fiona Kingsford – Capability Lead and David Newton – Project Manager are meeting each TITO individually to discuss their transition intentions and timings over the next few weeks.

“I think it’s important to acknowledge the significant work TITOs are involved in to ensure successful transition of their arranging training functions to Te Pūkenga and qualification systems functions to the associated Workforce Development Council(s),” said Fiona. “It’s a challenging time with significant business as usual commitments while we’re planning change.”

In Wellington on the 10th of February, representatives from each TITO participated in a workshop looking at their current service models. Through this, the group captured strengths that were important to retain through transition, such as flexibility and customisation of programmes to support the specific workplace needs, learner interventions and support for learner progression through to the strong industry relationships and capability within the TITO community of talent.

“The group noted their appreciation for the opportunity to talk about the significant value of their current business models,” reflected Fiona. “They appreciated that there is a process in place to capture the strengths of their models to be retained in the new system.”

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