Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology, Aotearoa New Zealand’s largest tertiary institution and one of the largest providers of tertiary education in the world, announced its new international education strategy. During an event held at the New Zealand High Commission, Delhi, many dignitaries including Dr Leon de W Fourie, the Chief Executive of Te Pūkenga International, revealed the institution’s strategy to create a high-value future for ākonga (learners) and Aotearoa New Zealand to promote outstanding international education and global connectedness.
Speaking at the event, H.E Mr David Pine, New Zealand’s High Commissioner to India said, “This announcement today symbolises our efforts to promote and encourage inbound and outbound learners to witness a seamless shift between on campus, on-the job, or online learning needs.”
Adding on, Dr Leon de W Fourie, the Chief Executive of Te Pūkenga International, said, “We will continue to engage with international strategic partners representing the whole of Aotearoa New Zealand’s applied and vocational higher education sector. Our vision to improve outcomes for Māori by delivering partnership, protection & participation will add significant value to the Aotearoa New Zealand community.”
Te Pūkenga has been set up as part of the Government’s Reform of Vocational Learning , the biggest education reforms for 25 years. Established in 2020, Te Pūkenga is bringing together the country’s Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs) and Industry Training Organisations (ITOs) to create a network of on-the-job, on campus, online, and offshore learning opportunities. Te Pūkenga brings the size, scale, skills and expertise of an internationally significant tertiary education provider to provide applied and vocational higher education and training.