The Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki (WITT) or Te Kura Matatini o Taranaki, is a government-funded tertiary institute providing education to people within the region and from around the world.
As the local hub of learning, WITT is here to serve Taranaki. Our role is to cater to the needs of learners, to play our part in addressing national skills shortages, to keep talented people in the region, and to provide our key industries and local businesses the skilled workforce that they need.
From degrees and diplomas to apprenticeships and short courses, WITT delivers industry-relevant training to people at all stages of the learning journey. Through provision of education, we respond to the needs of industry and align with the regional development priorities outlined in the Taranaki 2050 Roadmap and Tapuae Roa.
Our industry-experienced tutors are focussed on providing learners with hands-on, practical education that often involves work placements, industry projects and internships. We pride ourselves on our comprehensive and inclusive support services, and our learners benefit from a low student-to-tutor ratio. WITT has an increasing range of blended delivery, part-time and professional development courses available to those who need flexible study options.
Learners leave WITT as work-ready graduates, equipped with industry-relevant qualifications, networks, and skills that will enable them to contribute to the needs of our community and businesses. We’re committed to ensuring learners are not only equipped with the skills and knowledge required to get the job they want, but they’re supported to gain the kind of real-life experience that’ll set them up for success.
Bringing together on-the-job, on campus, and online vocational education and training through a unified, sustainable network of regionally accessible provision - ITPs and ITOs unite.
As New Zealand’s largest tertiary education provider, Te Pūkenga will ultimately have the national and regional reach to become a long-term skills training partner for firms and industries, enabling learners to move between workplaces and other educational offerings and locations as their needs change.
It will be the cornerstone of a cohesive, sustainable vocational education system that helps improve wellbeing for all New Zealanders and supports a growing economy that works for everyone.
We’re helping New Zealand move to a vocational education system that puts learners in the centre – a shift from fitting life around learning, to learning that fits around people and their world … throughout their lifetimes.
Vocational education is changing in New Zealand. It’s a journey that will take time.
This will be a new conversation with learners – from what you’re studying and where you’re studying to ways of learning more in tune with where the world is heading.
It will be a nationally recognised new way of learning that creates real value and real meaning for people – learning that’s more accessible and flexible.