On 1 April 2020, EIT – along with the other 15 Institutes of Technologies and Polytechnics and the Industry Training Organisations – will be merged into a new national institute. EIT will become a subsidiary organisation of the new institute.

The NZ Institute of Skills and Technology Establishment Board recently announced the preferred name for the new institute – Pūkenga Aotearoa. Pūkenga means skills or expertise, and Pūkenga Aotearoa is supposed to cover the mastery of skills. In a nutshell, it describes a skills-based institute with Aotearoa at its heart.

  • What are your thoughts on the new name?
  • Do you like it?
  • Do have any concerns or suggestions?

The institute has invited everyone to have their say. The invitation is also open to those living overseas and those not directly connected to the sector, no age limit. Take your chance to shape the name of the new New Zealand institute now.

Click here to watch the video about the new name, and complete their survey. Public consultation closes on 8 March 2020.

Please also share this link with friends and whānau in New Zealand and overseas who might be interested in the outcome. Thank you for providing your input into this once in a generation change to the tertiary education sector!

Ngā mihi

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