MITO’s newest secondary school programme rocks!

MITO has launched a secondary school programme for the Surface Mining and Quarrying industry. Called RockUp™, the programme has also been approved as a micro-credential by NZQA.

RockUp™ offers students in years 11, 12 and 13 a mix of eLearning theory and practical experience in the workplace, with credits earned leading towards the next step in a MITO traineeship in the surface mining and quarrying industry.

“We are delighted to launch our RockUp™ micro-credential, which gives students hands-on experience in this important industry and exposure to a number of unique career opportunities,” says Janet Lane, MITO Chief Executive. “This is the fifth micro-credential MITO has launched for secondary schools, which shows we are committed to increasing the talent pipeline to our industries and addressing skills shortages.”

Smaller than qualifications, micro-credentials focus on a specific set of skills and knowledge and provide a significant benefit to secondary school students as their NZQA Record of Achievement will capture their micro-credential achievement.

The programme covers topics relating to working safely on an extractives site, including using personal protective equipment, identifying hazardous substances, and isolating and locking out equipment before working on it.

View the programme outline