Meeting skills and employment needs


Building management capability

Take a look at The ICEHOUSE programmes.

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.


Workforce literacy

Workforce literacy has 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.


Employing young people

Right on our doorstep are hundreds of students available for work experience and employment.

MIT's online recruitment portal - register and identify your human resource requirements whether it's graduates or student placements. They will vet and shortlist appropriate students for you.

For information on Auckland Council's youth employment initiatives 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.

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.

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

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