Enrolments open for 2023 West Coast training programmes

Tai Poutini Polytechnic is encouraging West Coasters to start looking into local learning options for 2023 as the institute prepares to become “Te Pūkenga” in the new year.

Enrolments are now open for all of Tai Poutini Polytechnic’s popular training programmes in 2023, including outdoor education, trades, cookery, tourism and hospitality, jade carving, agriculture, the NEW Horticulture programme and many more.

Chief Executive Alex Cabrera says there’s been a lot of work underway in recent months as the roll-out of the new national vocational training model gains momentum, but learners should not notice significant changes at the outset apart from a change in name.

“We’re working closely with our community and with Te Pūkenga on the detail of the new system to ensure the needs of the West Coast’s employers and learners are met. But, apart from a name change from next year, learners will go on learning as they have previously.

“We understand the changes can raise questions or cause confusion for what this means locally – we’re reassuring West Coasters that programmes will continue running just as they always have, as long as we have people enrolling – which has always been the case.

“Clearly there are some questions being raised about exactly what the new vocational training model means for the West Coast, but this is just part of the process. The intent of the reforms is to retain vocational training options in the regions and we are very much open for business in 2023 – so I encourage West Coasters to start thinking about their career options and where they are headed next year.”

Learners can head online to www.tpp.ac.nz to look at all the training options and flexible learning opportunities available on the West Coast in 2023. You’re also welcome to visit the Coast Connect Employment and Careers Hub at the Greymouth campus, where you’ll get help to look at your career options and support for training and job applications in 2023.

For more information contact:
Paige Smith, Senior Marketing Advisor
DDI: 03 769 9628 | email: paiges@tpp.ac.nz