New micro-credential pathways new talent to the automotive industry

MITO has launched a free micro-credential that provides foundation knowledge for individuals who may be considering a career in the automotive industry - whether they are leaving school or considering a career change.

“MITO continues to deliver fresh and innovative ways to enhance the pipeline of talent to our industries,” says MITO chief executive Janet Lane. “Having a free micro-credential course available to anyone who is interested in gaining introductory knowledge that will underpin their future learning is an exciting development for the automotive industry."

“This micro-credential is completed entirely online,” continues Ms Lane, “therefore, learners do not need to be employed in the industry to complete it. Consequently, this will provide a vital connection between local businesses and future employees, continuing MITO’s culture of developing leading-edge workforce development strategies.”

Micro-credentials are short courses that recognise the achievement of a defined set of skills and knowledge. This introductory course is comprised of Level 2 and 3 unit standards – a great way to get a head start into an automotive business. Upon completion, learners will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the tools and equipment used in the automotive industry, automotive vehicle systems and components, and safe work practices, with the micro-credential listed on their NZQA Record of Achievement.

The Introduction to Automotive Engineering Micro-credential (Level 3) will take up to five months to complete with free enrolment until 31 March 2021. View the programme outline for more information.