We support on-job learning for people working in the automotive, commercial road transport, extractives, gas and logistics industries.

We work with learners, their employers and training providers, to ensure people get the best possible opportunities to learn and advance their career, while developing a skilled workforce for the industries we serve.


MITO works in consultation with our partners in the automotive, transport, logistics, gas and extractives industries.

  • Aggregate and Quarry Association of New Zealand
  • Association of Australasian Diesel Specialists Inc
  • Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallury (AusIMM) - New Zealand Branch
  • Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport
  • Collision Repair Association Inc
  • Custom Brokers and Freight Forwarders Federation of NZ
  • E tū 
  • Gas Association of New Zealand
  • Hanga-Aro-Rau Manufacturing, Engineering and Logistics Workforce Development Council
  • Ia Ara Aotearoa Transporting New Zealand
  • Inspiring Futures Foundation
  • MinEX Health and Safety Council
  • Motor Industry Association of New Zealand Inc
  • Motor Trade Association Inc
  • National Road Carriers
  • New Zealand Trucking Association
  • NZ Auto Electrical Group
  • NZ Drillers Federation Inc
  • NZ Engine Reconditioners Association
  • NZ Heavy Haulage Association Inc
  • NZ Log Transport Safety Council
  • Road Transport Association New Zealand Inc
  • Scrap Metal Recycling Association of NZ Inc
  • Straterra Inc
  • The Institute of Quarrying New Zealand Inc
  • Vehicle Service Federation Inc
  • Waihanga Ara Rau Workforce Development Council
  • WasteMinz


Verna Niao
Executive Director
P: (04) 494 6232


Michael Alsford
Group Manager Qualifications
P: (04) 494 2445

Michelle Crompton
Principal Advisor
P: (04) 494 1664


Elena Walter
Marketing and Communications Manager
P: (04) 494 2440

Mark Gebbie
Group Manager Workforce Development
P: (04) 494 6280





2023 End of Year Report PDF - 17 MB

Automotive Workforce Development Strategy PDF - 4.1 MB

Commercial Road Transport Workforce Development Strategy PDF - 4.1 MB

Mining and Quarrying Workforce Development Strategy PDF - 3.2 MB