Meeting skills and employment needs


Building management capability

Take a look at The ICEHOUSE programmes, and Manukau Institute of Technology's short courses.

You may be able to tap into NZTE/ATEED’s Capability Development Voucher Scheme which provides for 50:50 funding of training from registered providers.

If you're a manufacturer you should also check out NZPICS' Supply Chain and Operations Management education and training courses.


Workforce literacy

Workforce literacy has also been identified as a crucial area to address to improve business productivity and profitability. The Skills Highway website has useful information on government funding, resources and case studies. MIT are providers of subsidised workplace literacy programmes locally.

GETBA has a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with MIT

The MOU acknowledges the shared goal of facilitating economic growth in our region, and seeks a collaborative approach to meeting the skills demand and employment needs of local business and industry.

Check out MIT's Short Courses and customised training and CES Online, MIT's recruitment tool for posting jobs and student placements/internships

The contact person at MIT for all GETBA enquiries is Graeme McClennan


Employing young people

If you'd like to give a young person a chance check out Youth Connections and the Mayor's Youth Employment Traction Plan.

GETBA is participating in the Youth Employability Programme (YEP) project led by COMET Auckland, and can link your business up with local schools and tertiary institutions who have students in need of work experience. Contact Jane Tongatule on Ph 09 273 6274.

Industry Training Organisations

Government funded industry training organisations oversee the development of national qualifications for industry and develop suitable on and off-job training and assessment for companies. The following ITOs are active in the East Tamaki area:

  • BCITO - Building and Construction
  • Competenz ITO - Engineering, Food, Plastics & Materials Processing sectors including Glass Container, Paints & Coatings, and Pharmaceutical & Allied Products Manufacturing
  • MITO - Transport, Logistics and Extractives
  • The Skills Organisation - Electrotechnology, Security, Contact Centre, Financial Services, Real Estate, Ambulance, Offender Management and Corporate