A new training programme for the automotive industry has been launched by MITO. The New Zealand Certificate in Automotive Machining (Level 4) provides learners in the automotive machining industry with the skills and knowledge to safely and effectively diagnose and repair automotive components in a wide range of vehicles.

“It is fantastic to be able to release a training programme for this highly specialised sector,” says MITO Chief Executive Janet Lane. “We have worked closely with industry to ensure the training programme is specifically tailored to industry requirements and will equip learners with the skills necessary to excel in their roles.”

New Zealand Engine Reconditioners Association Executive Director Keith Wood echoes these sentiments. “We are a small, bespoke sector. Because of that, it’s vital that people in our industry future-proof their businesses,” he says. “This training programme will allow existing staff to develop their skillsets, as well as attracting new talent to the sector.”

Combining practical training and assessment and eLearning, this innovative training programme allows learners to complete theory elements at their own pace. Learners also have access to videos, learning activities and course assessments, easily accessible at any time, from any device.

This Level 4 programme is expected to take two years to complete. There are no training fees for this programme until 31 December 2022 and employers of apprentices enrolled in this programme may be eligible for Apprenticeship Boost.