BCITO officially part of Te Pūkenga

As of 1 January 2023, BCITO | Te Pūkenga has officially transitioned from being a work-based learning subsidiary to one of 25 operating divisions within Te Pūkenga New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology.

Te Pūkenga is Aotearoa New Zealand’s largest tertiary education provider, bringing together nine Transitional Industry Training Organisations (TITOs) and 16 Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics. Te Pūkenga’s goal is to bring the very best of these organisations together, in a way that is better for employers, learners and the communities it serves.

“As the construction work-based learning division of Te Pūkenga, we are now BCITO | Te Pūkenga, and our colours have gone green as we incorporate Te Pūkenga branding,” says Executive Director Jason Hungerford.

“We might look a little different, but our focus is the same – to build the people that build New Zealand through work-based training. This is an exciting time, and we are glad to bring you on the journey with us as we embrace the opportunities Te Pūkenga will bring across our wider network of on-job, on-campus, and online learning opportunities.”

Te Pūkenga executive structure has been confirmed:

Peter Winder (Tumuaki | Chief Executive Officer), Keri-Anne Tane (Pourangi Tangata | Chief People Officer), Teresa Pollard (Pourangi Matihiko | Chief Digital Officer), Michelle Teirney (Pourangi Pūtea | Chief Financial Officer), Dr Megan Gibbons (Pourangi Mātauranga me ngā Pūnaha Ako | DCE Academic Centre and Learning Systems), Gus Gilmore (Pourangi Ako | DCE Ako Delivery), Andrew McSweeney (Pourangi Ākonga me te Ahumahi | DCE Learner and Employer Experience and Attraction), Paora Ammunson (Pourangi Hua Tiriti | DCE Tiriti Outcomes), Ziena Jalil (Pourangi Kaimahi | Chief of Staff). Tamati Shepherd-Wipiiti (Pourangi Pūnaha me ngā Panonitanga | Interim DCE Strategy and Transformation) while the process to appoint a permanent Strategy and Transformation leader is completed.

Andrew McSweeney’s appointment as Deputy Chief Executive (DCE) Learner and Employer Experience and Attraction brings work-based learning experience to the executive. Andrew has been CEO, and latterly Kaihautū – Director, of ServiceIQ since 2018 and brings significant direct relationships with many of New Zealand’s major employers and has diverse industry experience.

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