About Te Pūkenga

Te Pūkenga (New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology) is a new, Crown-owned national tertiary education provider which delivers classroom, online, and on-job learning.

The creation of Te Pūkenga is the response to the Government’s 2019 announcement that there would be critical changes to the vocational education system, including on-the-job training. These changes are known as the Reform of Vocational Education (RoVE).

Te Pūkenga is a merger of the 16 Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics and the 11 transitional industry training organisations (TITOs).

Reimagining vocational education

As New Zealand’s largest tertiary education provider, Te Pūkenga will ultimately have the national and regional reach to become a long-term skills training partner for firms and industries, enabling learners to move between workplaces and other educational offerings and locations as their needs change.

It will be the cornerstone of a cohesive, sustainable vocational education system that helps improve wellbeing for all New Zealanders and supports a growing economy that works for everyone.

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