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MITO’s new programme will provide specialist knowledge and skills in the heavy machine operation aspect of port operations

MITO launches New Zealand Certificate
in Port Operations

MITO is delighted to announce that it has launched a new training programme designed for entry-level positions in the port operations environment.

MITO is the industry training organisation for the automotive, transport, logistics, extractive and industrial textile fabrication industries. The new programme will provide specialist knowledge and skills in the heavy machine operation aspect of port operations, leading to the New Zealand Certificate in Port Operations (Level 3) qualification. 

“This new training programme offers a significant career pathway for port workers, helping to fulfil the training capacity requirements of the industry,” says MITO chief executive, Janet Lane. “We are pleased to launch this programme that supports improved job performance, enhances employment opportunities and reiterates MITO’s commitment to workforce development within the ports and stevedoring industry.”

Blended learning

The training programme takes 13 months to complete, with MITO offering ongoing guidance and support throughout the entire programme. 

Programme delivery is implemented in-house, where approved company trainers deliver the training and conduct assessment internally. Training resources incorporate a blended approach to learning, with both practical and theory elements, and ensure training outcomes are nationally consistent and quality assured.

“This programme could not have been accomplished without the dedicated commitment of the Port Industry Association and members of the education and training sub-committee,” says Ms Lane. “MITO wholeheartedly thanks them for their input and subject expertise. 

Together, we help ensure that workers within the port industry are provided with the educational opportunities and career pathways they need to stay safe and succeed in their jobs, now and in the future.”

For further information, visit www.mito.org.nz

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