The WIDE Trust is a charitable trust formed in 2018. The focus of the Trust is to benefit the advancement of education, research and development in the forestry and wood industry sectors through the provision of grants and scholarships to New Zealand students and institutions.
The Trust supports students undertaking career-related studies in the wood and forest industry sectors in New Zealand and entities involved in research, development and the advancement of forestry and wood science.
To date the Trust has approved grants of $2.9m to students taking up academic or vocational studies and entities undertaking research and development within the forestry and wood sectors.
The WIDE Trust aims to build engagement and awareness of the diverse career options the forestry and wood industries offer and increase the number of young people who choose to take up careers in these industry sectors.
The Trust supports entities such as Future Foresters, Competenz, the School of Forestry, Wood Processing and Manufacturers Association, Scion Research, School of Engineering, Toi Ohomoi Institute of Technology, School of Architecture and Planning and other organisations whose support the advancement of the forestry and wood industry sectors in New Zealand.
To find out more, visit WIDE Trust
Future Foresters aims to be part of the solution in addressing the need for keen, talented, young people in the forestry industry.
Future Foresters is a special interest group made up of a community of young foresters. The network provides a place where foresters can engage with the industry and feel part of a collective group. Its key objectives are to increase the number of young people who choose forestry as a career option and build engagement and awareness of forestry as a diverse and rewarding profession.
Future Foresters recognises that as young people move into the workforce and shape their careers, it’s important for them to stay connected with their peers. Through local and national events Future Foresters create a space where like-minded individuals can get together and support each other.
“Our passion is to open the minds of young people and help highlight the amazing career opportunities available in the forestry industry.” – Adrian Loo and Sheridan Ashford, Future Foresters
Ara Institute of Canterbury Ltd
Ara Institute of Canterbury Ltd is a vibrant, progressive, government-funded institute providing world-class, tertiary-level education.
Our objective is to empower students to build better worlds. We want every Ara student to be equipped for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead, and we achieve this by providing relevant courses, taught by inspirational mentors in real-life learning environments.
To find out more, visit Ara Institute of Canterbury Ltd
ChristchurchNZ is the city’s sustainable economic development and city profile agency. Our core priorities are to grow jobs, improve the economic, social and environmental competitiveness of Christchurch businesses, and promote Christchurch nationally and globally to people who want to do business, invest, study and live in our incredible city.
To find out more, visit ChristchurchNZ
Lincoln was the first specialised land-based university in the Southern Hemisphere. Its students enjoy a wealth of opportunities through having leading-edge educational facilities, powerful research activities, meaningful industry collaborations, global connections and world-class learning environments.
To find out more, visit Lincoln University
University of Canterbury
Engaged. Empowered. Making a Difference.
Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury are proud to offer the foundation of an excellent education and holistic learning experience, while ensuring our students are prepared to succeed and make a positive difference in the world around them.
To find out more, visit University of Canterbury
Got a trade? Got it made!
Careerforce is the transitional industry training organisation (TITO) for the health and wellbeing sectors.
We support traineeships and apprenticeships to upskill New Zealand’s essential workforce through on-the-job training.
Careerforce has a suite of Gateway programmes for high school students to experience the diverse opportunities available across the health and wellbeing sectors.
To find out more, visit Careerforce
EPIC Careers in Infrastructure
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To find out more, visit EPIC Careers in Infrastructure
The Electrical Training Company Ltd
University is not the only options for smart students.
The Electrical Training Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Master Electricians, is New Zealand’s leading provider of electrical apprenticeships and training for tradespeople.
To find out more visit etco
Industry Training Solutions
Established in 2001, we set out on a mission.
Our mission was simple: to deliver quality training.
Our unique style of teaching allows our students to gain practical knowledge in the areas we are teaching, and we are determined to focus on achievement for all students at any level.
In response to employers and organisations identifying a shortage of work ready school leavers, we started working with schools, offering them unique courses tailored to the needs of employers. It was important for school students to start learning ‘soft skills’ in areas such as leadership, customer service, and effective communication – to name a few.
We want to make gaining industry standards and workplace skills as fun, flexible, and accessible as possible. ITS delivers multiple teaching options - We work with the school to make certain that our courses meet the needs of the students.
Course Delivery Options:
· Mana Ako Mahi – Multi Purpose (Gateway) Packages - Uniquely crafted, self-paced learning packages that are ITS tutor supported
· Live Online courses – Superior and supported - brings the tutor to you – without the travel! Interactive Live Online learning with real tutors
· Individual Correspondence Units – available digitally or paper based
· Face to Face – Our unique style of “hands-on”, interactive and engaging training – We come to you!
We are “SIMPLY THE BEST”!
To find out more, visit Industry Training Solutions
Instant Education Solutions
Our vision is to ‘change lives through learning’. In essence, we exist to help you. With over 15 years’ experience as specialist resource providers in the secondary and tertiary education sector, we know what it takes to make it in the ever-changing world of education.
We specialise in the provision of assessment resource solutions, allowing you to relax and get on with the job of teaching. Instant provides comprehensive teacher and learner guides, and high quality pre-moderated assessments.
With a large, and growing catalogue, we have a range of resources in different subject areas and levels. We have the resource solutions to help ensure student success at your secondary school. In a world of ever-increasing compliance, paperwork, and moderation, we take the hassle out of teaching. We save you time and money, and most of all, we give you peace of mind.
To find out more, visit Instant Education Solutions or call phone 0800 864 863.
iQualify for Schools
With iQualify for Schools you can use technology to help students succeed. Our easy to use learning management system makes teaching and learning easier, more personalised and social, and our digital resources take the hard work out of planning. iQualify for Schools gives you access to almost 200 learning resources – including NCEA achievement standards, core generic unit standards and careers courses for Years 9-13.
iQualify for Schools is part of the Open Polytechnic, New Zealand’s specialist tertiary distance learning provider. With around 30,000 students each year, Open Polytechnic is the leader in online learning and design.
To find out more, visit iQualify for Schools
Masterlink and Plumbing World
Masterlink provides mentored apprenticeships in plumbing, gasfitting & drainlaying across New Zealand, with Regional Managers supporting the apprentices and the businesses who host them for their on-job training. We are a group training scheme owned by Master Plumbers. Our passionate team works hard to grow numbers of employers training apprentices and numbers of trainees in our trades. We are committed to securing the future skilled workers NZ needs!
Plumbing World is the largest 100% New Zealand owned national plumbing merchant – a strong cooperative dedicated to the nation’s plumbing industry and supporting its future. Our Young Plumbers Club nurtures the personal and professional development of NZ’s future skilled tradespeople and is free to anyone in the Industry aged under 31 years old. Our annual Young Plumber of the Year competition showcases and recognises the talent in our young people, and we sponsor a range of nationwide apprentice scholarships each year
A place to Move ahead.
At NZMA, we don’t just see a potential student, we see the student’s potential to learn, grow and change whether they know their career or have no idea. We’ve created a learning environment that is fun, supportive and helps all of our students to thrive in their own way.
We’re not just about tutorials and lectures, we’re a place where you can evolve through personal and educational change, a place where students’ potential is nurtured and respected. We offer 30 different qualifications and as a Category 1 provider are committed to offering quality learning. We have smaller class sizes, supportive tutors, 14 friendly, welcoming campuses and we celebrate the fact that we are an attainable, realistic option for our students.
Regardless of what campus you are considering for potential students, at NZMA we all share the same goal: to help every single student learn to move ahead
To find out more visit NZMA
Yoobee College of Creative Innovation
The culture of change is all around us, moving fast and changing direction all the time. At Yoobee College of Creative Innovation, we get students ready for what’s next, in an environment where individuality and being yourself is celebrated.
Yoobee has been committed to developing the next generation of New Zealand’s leading creative and technical talents for the last 30 years. Our learning is based on connected creativity both in how we teach and what we teach.
Our tutors are ahead of the curve when it comes to industry developments across technology, design, film, animation and digital innovation, meaning students will thrive in an environment where they will be ready to jump straight into the industry when they graduate. We offer immersive online study options as well as on-campus study at our six modern campuses around New Zealand, and our students continually hone their craft and spend their time developing skills and producing industry-quality work.
You create the future. At the speed of culture.
To find out more visit Yoobee College of Creative Innovation
New Zealand College of Chiropractic
The New Zealand College of Chiropractic was established in 1994 by the New Zealand Chiropractors’ Association and has since become a leader in chiropractic education with an international reputation for excellence.
Chiropractic is an exciting and rewarding profession which offers unique opportunities to work in New Zealand and all around the world.
A career in chiropractic offers great work-life balance and has attractive earning potential.
If you want to make a difference in others’ lives and become part of one of the world’s fastest growing professions, come to our information session to learn more.
To find out more, visit New Zealand College of Chiropractic
New Zealand Defence Force
A Force for New Zealand
Every hour of every day, 365 days a year, the New Zealand Defence Force is contributing to the defence, security and well-being of Aotearoa/New Zealand. It is our goal to maintain well-trained and equipped armed forces that can react to crisis at short notice. We work in partnership with many other government agencies, helping people and protecting our territory and our oceans. Regular Force, Reservists and Civilians – together we are a Force for New Zealand. A career in the New Zealand Defence Force gives real purpose. It offers the opportunity to work as part of a tight-knit team, protecting whānau, country and environment from harm, and representing New Zealand wherever we go. With 109 exciting and varied roles available, there really is something for everyone.
To find out more visit New Zealand Defence Force
Sorted in Schools – Te whai hua – kia ora!
Sorted in Schools, Te whai hua – kia ora! is a free, government-funded financial educational programme for schools and kura. Our vision is to equip all young people for their financial future by embedding good money habits early on.
- is designed by teachers, for teachers
- is fully aligned to the New Zealand Curriculum
- is available for Māori Medium Education where it’s designed to reflect the Te Ao principles of Māori education
- have learning and assessment materials to allow senior secondary students to gain credits towards NCEA certification qualification.
More than 300 resources cover a range of topics and can be incorporated into everyday lessons, making it easy for teachers to use. And we go one step further. To set schools up for success, we also offer a free professional learning development programme to help teachers feel confident in teaching the subject. It consists of workshops, webinars and visits from our dedicated School Relationship Managers, who are passionate about supporting teachers to implement it in their schools.
To find out more, visit Sorted in Schools
The University of Auckland
The University of Auckland (Waipapa Taumata Rau) is New Zealand’s largest and leading university. The name Waipapa Taumata Rau refers to the ‘place of many peaks’ – places to strive for, ascend to and succeed.
Situated in New Zealand’s most diverse city, we have gained a reputation as a world-leading education provider and are the only New Zealand university ranked in the world’s top 100. We also place sustainability and positive social impact at the heart of everything we do, ranking #1 in the world in 2019 and 2020 for Sustainable Development Impact.
To find out more, visit The University of Auckland
Auckland University of Technology
Auckland University of Technology (AUT) is New Zealand’s second largest university and one of the leading modern universities in the world.
Home to more than 60 world-class research institutes and centres, AUT is ranked first in New Zealand for global research impact and for its international outlook, and in the top 1% of universities in the world.
Across all of our programmes, we encourage innovation and entrepreneurship, and the ability to explore new technologies, challenge routine thinking and solve problems in new ways. We embrace new technologies to lead the learning of tomorrow and prepare our students for the rapidly changing world.
To find out more, visit Auckland University of Technology
Cut Above & Elite
Cut Above has been giving students the edge they need to become hairstylists, barbers, and makeup & special effects artists for more than 40 years. As one of NZ’s leading hairdressing and makeup training providers, Cut Above is committed to equipping students with the skills for success. Our courses are practical, fun and engaging, and students get to put their skills to the test in our on-site salon!
To find out more, visit Cut Above & Elite
Fairview Educational Services Ltd
Fairview Educational Services Ltd (FEDS) is a registered automotive training provider based at Fairview Motors in Hamilton. FEDS core business is the provision of distance learning materials and the delivery of full time automotive training.
FEDS supplies automotive student workbooks and assessments to over 200 schools and training providers throughout New Zealand. The FEDS team have established a strong reputation for providing student friendly and level appropriate resources backed up with excellent customer service.
The majority of unit standards available count towards automotive apprenticeships and Vocational Pathways qualifications.
To find out more visit Fairview Educational Services Ltd
Kura Solutions provide cost effective NZQA unit standard resources for Secondary Schools. We exist to help your learners experience success in the real world of life, work, and study.
Our NCEA L1-L3 resources are:
focused on preparing learners for assessment
practical and activity-based
professionally presented to engage learners
written in plain English, with minimum text.
We are 100% Kiwi-owned and are passionate about supporting your learners to achieve their personal and career goals. Our team has many years of experience in designing and providing successful learning solutions, for many different education organisations.
To find out more visit Kura Solutions
Media Design School
MediaDesign School was the first school in New Zealand to recognise the growing influence of emerging creative industries in Game Development, Animation, Digital Design, VR/AR, Creative Advertising and Software Engineering - and develop qualifications to fuel them with talented graduates. Today, MDS is ranked the #1 animation school in New Zealand and remains the country's most awarded digital design school. Based in the heart of Wynyard Quarter's Innovation Precinct, MDS's teaching style combines boutique class sizes, project-based learning and strong industry focus.
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NZ Careers Expo
The NZ Careers Expo in partnership with CareerWise provide a suite of career resources to schools across New Zealand. Including the Physical Career Expos in 5 locations, combined with the all new Online Digital Careers Expo that was launched in February 2021.
At CareerWise our goal is to support schools and career advisors by providing an online platform that is easy to use, affordable, and loved by both staff and students. Take your school career’s department online and collaborate with other New Zealand career’s advisors on a platform that saves you time and engages your students.
NZ Careers Expo and CareerWise are working in partnership to create an even more enhanced online and physical experience for exhibitors and schools in 2022.
To find out more, visit NZ Careers Expo
NZ School of Tourism
NZ School of Tourism is the country’s longest-standing and most well-known education provider for careers in tourism, travel, hospitality, hotels and flight attending. Our hands-on, practical courses teach valuable skills in a supportive environment that builds students’ confidence and unlocks their future in travel and tourism. With real-world training facilities, internships, and work placement opportunities as a key part of studying with us, our goal is to help students explore their passion for travel and experience our tourism industry first-hand.
To find out more, visit NZ School of Tourism
New Zealand Security Association
The New Zealand Security Association (NZSA) is the largest industry representative body for the security industry in New Zealand and represents over 85% of the industry by revenue. Its voluntary members include security providers ranging from large multi-nationals to sole traders and also includes individuals and companies who are not direct providers of security services but have an interest in the industry.
The stated objective of the New Zealand Security Association is to do all things necessary and lawful to ensure there is always available to the New Zealand public, a security industry comprising of persons and firms who are fit and proper. The New Zealand Security Association is committed to the highest standards of professional and ethical conduct at all times.
Vision College is a division of Activate Training Centre, one of the largest private training establishments (PTE) in New Zealand! We provide high levels of pastoral care, academic support and individual attention to students and their learning. Our Main Campus is located in Hamilton at 21 Ruakura road, Our campus has well-equipped buildings with designated learning areas and computer suites.
We offer a variety of programmes starting from Level 1 NCEA Certificates through to Level 7 Degrees. We have a wide range of programmes suited to every learner: including Free courses for 16 to 19 year olds *
- Ultimate (foundation skills level 1 and 2)
- Mechanical Engineering
- Business Administration
- Early Childhood Education
- Information Technology
- Christian Ministry
- Bachelor of Music
- QuickStart literacy and numeracy
- Employment Placement Services
Our tutors are dedicated to helping students achieve, and our smaller class sizes allow them to work personally with students to grow them and help them succeed academically. Whether you’re looking for potential courses as part of your future career, or simply wanting to know more about who Vision College is, come and visit us or check out our website vision.ac.nz.
We help level the playing field for talented, trailblazing New Zealanders.
Since 1998 we have helped unleash the potential of 834 talented but disadvantaged New Zealanders, with life-changing education and support. Our four-year scholarship programme helps these talented New Zealanders navigate from school, through higher education and into a meaningful career. This dramatically improves each student’s opportunities in life, giving them the support and professional networks many of us take for granted.
Socio-economic status shouldn’t stop young people from achieving their dreams. But many bright students simply don’t have the financial resources and professional networks most people rely on to get started in their careers.
Financial assistance is crucial for students from lower-income households, but so is having role models who have been to university, and access to work opportunities in the professional world. With the help of generous businesses, trusts and personal funders, First Foundation provides targeted support in all three of these areas, to give talented Kiwis from challenging backgrounds the opportunities many of us take for granted.
Join us for a coffee and we can chat about how we work together to create an Aotearoa New Zealand where all people can succeed, thrive and lead.
To find out more visit First Foundation
Safety n' Action
Our Mission is to Transform New Zealand's Health and Safety Culture
Safety ‘n Action is New Zealand’s leading provider of Health and Safety training and advisory services and we take our mission “to transform New Zealand’s Health and Safety Culture” very seriously. To achieve this, Safety 'n Action’s highly skilled team work collaboratively with industry, businesses and students, to ensure we achieve the best learning outcomes that make a meaningful impact on the way organisations and individuals manage their health and safety responsibilities.
Our full time trainers and consultants around the country, trained over 44,000 students last year across thousands of New Zealand businesses. As well as delivering training at our customer’s sites, we also offer courses at our ten purpose-built training centres. These can be a great option during winter months or if a business doesn’t have an appropriate training environment. All of our equipment is tailored for industry relevant scenarios and is of the highest standard.
With over 20 years' health and safety experience, the Safety ‘n Action team is dedicated to helping you manage your health and safety training needs.
To find out more visit Safety 'n Action
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