MITO, in partnership with the Inspiring Futures Foundation, is pleased to announce that 74 individuals have received a 2023 scholarship.

Cole Jones from Truck Stops (NZ) Ltd receives an Alumni scholarship to complete a New Zealand Certificate in Electric Vehicle Automotive Engineering (Level 5) from MITO Executive Director Verna Niao, alongside Training Advisor Brian Scott (left) and employer Tim Gresham (right).

MITO’s annual scholarship programme supports aspiring and graduate learners to further their education and training. This year also saw the introduction of the newly offered Janet Lane MNZM scholarship created to appreciate the 22-year tenure of former MITO Chief Executive, Janet Lane.

The significant partnership with the Inspiring Futures Foundation supports the talent pipeline by investing in workforce skill development.

“It was heartening to see so many talented applicants for our 2023 scholarships. Each year we see more diversity in our applicants and we are excited to support them to build their careers in industry,” says MITO Executive Director Verna Niao.

“People are the future of industry. Like MITO - Te Pukenga, the Inspiring Futures Foundation believes in giving everyone an opportunity to grow and shine. We want all New Zealanders to have the opportunity to follow their dreams and build their careers,” says Inspiring Futures Foundation Chair Sturrock Saunders.

“For that reason, we are very proud to invest in the future of the country with these scholarships, which go to a range of worthy recipients across Aotearoa. The Inspiring Futures Foundation looks forward to seeing the significant contributions that these recipients will make in coming years.

We congratulate all the recipients on their scholarships and would like to acknowledge Matthew Clark, the inaugural recipient of the Janet Lane MNZM Scholarship – a very worthy recipient.”

The 2023 scholarship recipients are as follows.