PORTS AND STEVEDORING SCHOOL PROGRAMME LAUNCHED
MITO’s latest secondary school micro-credential offers students a hands-on learning experience in a ports and stevedoring environment.
“LoadUp® reflects our ongoing dedication to providing a pipeline of talent to this essential industry,” says MITO Chief Executive Janet Lane. “This is a fantastic opportunity for students to explore the number of rewarding careers the ports and stevedoring industry has to offer, as well as gaining a micro-credential approved by NZQA, and credits towards a MITO traineeship.”
Facilitated by MITO, in partnership with secondary schools and port operators, LoadUp® combines eLearning and practical on-the-job experience. Unit standards completed for LoadUp® provide knowledge of operations in a port environment, as well as essential health and safety practices.
Acting Chair of the Ports Industry Association Education and Training Committee, Jacqui Ramsay, is a great advocate of micro-credentials. “This is a fantastic initiative which enables the port sector to engage with young people who are making serious decisions about their future. First-hand experience will undoubtedly provide them with a realistic perspective of the great career opportunities that the industry offers.”