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MITO is committed to supporting the educational aspirations of Māori and Pasifika employees in our industries by facilitating opportunities to participate in industry training and helping to achieve successful learning outcomes.
13% of MITO’s learners are Māori and 4% Pasifika. With a large proportion of New Zealand’s population growth in the next 20 to 30 years expected to come from Māori and Pasifika communities, there are wide-ranging opportunities for Māori and Pasifika people to participate in industry training and achieve career success.
We are working to:
- Ensure industry training meets the current and future skill development needs of industry
- Promote access and successful participation of Māori and Pasifika learners, including achievement at Level 4 and above
- Build our bi-cultural capability and capacity to support our Māori and Pasifika learners
MITO works alongside a range of industry stakeholders, including the Māori and Pasifika Trades Consortia, to encourage Māori and Pasifika people to train for employment and connect them with local employers.
In 2019, MITO is offering Business Skills and Kick Start scholarships for people of Māori and Pasifika ethnicity. Some iwi offer education grants that may apply to MITO's training programmes. Check with your local iwi for details.