NorthTec to become part of Te Pūkenga
NorthTec will become part of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology, on 1 October 2022.
The move will bring Northland Polytechnic Ltd into one organisation with Aotearoa New Zealand’s Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs) and Industry Training Organisations (ITOs).
Toa Faneva, Te Ahurei Chief Executive, said the decision to transition to Te Pūkenga on 1 October will enable NorthTec to complete the process before the busy end of the academic and calendar year.
He said: “There will be no change to the day-to-day teaching and learning activities of kaimahi (staff) and ākonga (learners). All relationships with kaiako (tutors), learning support services and programmes will continue. We remain committed to providing ākonga with an exceptional learning experience that will support them into their future careers.
“We will continue to hold strong and productive relationships with iwi and hāpu, employers, industry, and communities in Te Tai Tokerau. These relationships are an integral part of delivering vocational education that meets the needs of learners in our region.
“Supporting successful outcomes for learners remains our priority, and that will not change. Over time, being part of Te Pūkenga will enable us to develop our capability to support work-based, campus-based, and online learning as a unified system. This will provide a comprehensive network of study opportunities for our ākonga.”