If you want to support or train your staff, the government is here to help.
From Industry Training Organisations (ITOs) to courses in basic English and maths, take advantage of these offerings to help you upskill your workforce and develop your business.
ITOs are government-supported organisations that:
Search for suitable courses and qualifications on the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) website (external link) .
There’s an ITO for various different industries and professions, including:
Find your ITO (external link) — Industry Training Federation
Workplace training and apprenticeships (external link) — Careers New Zealand
Study and training options (external link) — Careers New Zealand
Work and Income offer financial assistance to help new employees develop the skills to do their job.
If you’re about to employ someone currently on a benefit who needs workplace training, Work and Income might be able to:
If you qualify, you’ll:
0800 778 008 — Work and Income Employer line
Advice for employers (external link) - Work and Income
Around half New Zealand’s working-age population struggle with mathematics, and many struggle with reading. This can affect productivity and the health and safety of the workforce. Skills Highway is an online government resource that helps businesses improve their staff’s skills in reading, maths, and communication.
Skills Highway can help by either: