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.
WITT is part of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology, together with all the other polytechnics in New Zealand.
From 2023, all WITT learners will be enrolled with Te Pūkenga, instead of WITT. Right now, our people will continue to support our learners. They will still be enrolled in the same qualification and will continue to learn in the same way, in the same place, with the same people.
Being a part of Te Pūkenga means we will be more connected to the other organisations delivering vocational and applied education in Aotearoa New Zealand and we will work with them to share skills and knowledge to better help you succeed.
We are excited to be part of Te Pūkenga which has been set up as part of the Government’s Reform of Vocational Learning. Te Pūkenga is creating a network of online, on-campus and on-job learning to give learners more flexibility in what, where and how they learn.
You will see more communication about this change over the next few months. We want to reassure you that the learning of our ākonga will remain our priority.
If you have any questions or would like more information about this change contact us by phone 0800 948 869 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.