Our mission and values

As the local hub of learning in Taranaki, WITT is here to serve our community. Our role is to cater to the needs of our 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. 

We are guided by WITT's Strategy, Te Korowai Mātauranga o Taranaki, and our 'why': 


We connect people to their future

From degrees and diplomas to certificates 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.


WITT programmes include foundation levels 1 to 3 through to Bachelor’s Degrees, Graduate Diplomas and Post Graduate qualifications at Level 9. We deliver through four academic schools and align with the needs of the region and skills shortages across the country:

  • School of Māori Enterprise, Business and Information Technology
  • School of Nursing, Health and Wellness
  • School of Trade Training, Primary and Creative Industries
  • School of NZIHT, New Zealand School, Engineering, Energy and Infrastructure.

A focus on collaboration with industry, schools, and local iwi keeps us relevant and connected to the needs of our community. Building new partnerships, nurturing existing relationships and strengthening our links with the region are all priorities as we move into our changing future.

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