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New Gateway Galore
“It’s been a real success”, enthuses Grant Hobbs, Gateway Coordinator at Auckland’s De La Salle College. “We’ve seen hundreds of young people engage with the workplace. Teachers and I have seen a real change in their maturity because they’re starting to work with adults. They’re starting to realise their own potential, and are gaining credits towards NCEQ Level 2 and Level 3.
Solid year for ServiceIQ despite COVID impacts
COVID-19, planning for a ‘lift and shift’ transition, and rapidly changing customer needs and demand were just some of the challenges that the service sectors’ industry training organisation, ServiceIQ, faced last year.
Service sectors set up for success
The future for Aotearoa’s service sectors is a little brighter today as Industry Training Organisation ServiceIQ has transferred $3 million to Ringa Hora, the new Services Workforce Development Council. The fund is for industry-led workforce and skills development projects in hospitality, tourism, retail, aviation, and travel.
School students get NCEA credits for hospo competitions
In pre-COVID times, hundreds of hospitality professionals joined battle for the accolade of being the best of the best, pitting their skills against each other in world-class cookery and food & beverage competitions.
From 4 October 2021, responsibility for qualifications development, pre- and post-moderation, consent to assess, and programme endorsement moved from ServiceIQ to the new Ringa Hora – Services Workforce Development Council (WDC).
Apprenticeships boost retail careers
Top retailers across New Zealand are embracing the opportunity to offer eligible staff an apprenticeship.
NZQA proposal includes workplace training
The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) is seeking feedback on three proposals.
New partnership to bolster tourism student numbers ahead of rebuild
ServiceIQ and Go with Tourism are teaming up for 2021.
Students take flight with new aviation option
COVID-19 may have hit parts of the aviation industry hard, but it’s projected to pick up strongly. The International Air Transport Association has said that air travel may recover to previous levels in under three years.
Rocket Lab Offers New Zealand’s First Aerospace Apprenticeship
The programme enables apprentices to receive a formal ServiceIQ Aeronautical Engineering trade qualification for building Electron rockets and testing space hardware.