MITO LAUNCHES NEW TRAINING PROGRAMMES FOR THE COLLISION REPAIR INDUSTRY
Training in New Zealand’s collision repair industry has taken a great leap forward with the release of new training programmes that will lead to the New Zealand Certificate in Collision Repair and Automotive Refinishing (Level 3); the New Zealand Certificate in Collision Repair (Non-Structural Repair) (Level 4); and the New Zealand Certificate in Automotive Refinishing (Level 4) qualifications.
Developed with I-CAR NZ and endorsed by the Collision Repair Association, these new training programmes offer a substantial training opportunity for the industry, enabling them to meet the complex challenges of repairing vehicles in today’s environment.
MITO Chief Executive Janet Lane says “We’re delighted to launch these new training programmes as part of our commitment to workforce development and the long-term future of the collision repair industry. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who have worked with us to ensure they meet the requirements of industry.”
ELearning has been an important initiative in the development of these programmes and meets the growing demand for an accessible approach to training in the industry. It offers exciting opportunities for the future, including the industry’s capability to upskill.
ELearning will allow apprentices to complete theory elements of their programme in their own time and at their own pace. They will be able to access eLearning at any time and from any device – mobile phone, tablet or computer – which will deliver visual, practical and interactive training resources in a more flexible and convenient manner. Together with eLearning, the programmes will continue to include a combination of workplace learning and off-job training, supporting a range of learning styles.
The training programmes are open for new enrolments from those currently employed in the industry and who have an employer who is able to support them. Each programme is three and a half years in duration.