Do industry training reforms meet the needs of a medium sized electrical manufacturer? A case study

Author: Piercy, Gemma Louise

Date: 1998

Type: Conference item

Link to this item using this URL: https://hdl.handle.net/10289/4920

University of Waikato

Abstract

The Industry Training Act 1992 introduced significant changes to vocational education and training in New Zealand. Based on a case study of a Waikato firm, this paper investigates whether the changes resulting from the Industry Training Act 1992 have enabled a medium-sized electrical manufacturing firm to meet its training needs. The paper also examines questions relating to wider issues in regard to vocational education and training in New Zealand. Specifically, it discusses the issue of voluntarism, as it relates to the finding of Industrial Training Organisations (ITOs), the creation of qualifications, and the proposed removal of developmental funding that is presently provided through the Education and Training Support Agency (ETSA).

Subjects: Industry Training Act 1992, New Zealand, vocational education and training

Citation: ["Piercy, G.L. (1998). Do industry training reforms meet the needs of a medium sized electrical manufacturer? A case study. Paper presented at 12th Annual Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand. Victoria University, Wellington, 3-5 February 1998."]

Copyright: This article has been presented at 12th Annual Conference of the Association of Industrial Relations Academics of Australia and New Zealand. Victoria University, Wellington, 3-5 February 1998. © Copyright with the author.