Jeremy Falconer knows his stuff when it comes to entertainment and event operations, so he’s stoked that he and his peers now have access to formal on-job qualifications through Skills Active Aotearoa, the industry training organisation for performing arts.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was a surprise guest at last week's Entertainment Technology New Zealand Conference, where she congratulated six apprentice graduates from Skills Active Aotearoa, the industry training organisation (ITO) for performing arts.
Mariano Garcia Nani has been teaching swimmers since he finished high school in his native Argentina. Now, his years of experience have been formally recognised through a swim teaching apprenticeship with Skills Active Aotearoa.
On the eve of a Cabinet paper recommending radical and controversial changes to the polytech and on-the-job training sector, leaders representing the sector have accused the government of “thumbing its nose” at the interests of over a hundred thousand trainees currently undergoing on-the-job industry training.