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A Statement of Shared Objectives between NorthTec and the Northland Chamber of Commerce will drive collaborative working for the benefit of students and industries across the region.
The statement was signed on Thursday, 9 August at a ceremony held at NorthTec, by the respective Chief Executives, Mark Ewen from NorthTec and Tony Collins from the Chamber of Commerce.
It commits both parties to a set of key shared objectives, including collaboration in recruiting new learners into NorthTec programmes; supporting the establishment of scholarship and internship programmes; and working together on projects and investment opportunities.
The partnership will also support work experience for students and employment outcomes for graduates, and will see the two organisations working collaboratively to build and strengthen relationships with industries in Tai Tokerau.
Further benefits will be the redevelopment of a Campus Chamber at NorthTec, exposing students to business requirements, skills and expectations.
A NorthTec representative will sit in the Chamber of Commerce Board, while Tony Collins will join NorthTec’s Local Advisory Committee for the business programme area.
The next step will be the development of an action plan to facilitate the shared objectives.
Mark Ewen said: “We are really pleased to start working formally with the Chamber of Commerce and committing to a plan of action which will benefit not just our students, but many others in Tai Tokerau. By working together we will be able to help our region develop and support key talent and pathways to employment.”
Tony Collins said: “We have had a long and valuable relationship with NorthTec and strongly support their role in making Northland a more business-friendly and easier place to do business. Formalising this relationship can only be a good thing, as we have so many things in common in what both our organisations are wanting to achieve in the future.”
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