200 Jobs Cut in Bid for Efficiency
Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology is undergoing a significant restructuring aimed at addressing financial issues and streamlining operations. The restructuring, announced in June, is set to eliminate 200 full-time positions within the institution. This move comes after Te Pūkenga, responsible for managing New Zealand’s polytechnics and Industry Training Organizations (ITOs), faced financial struggles and senior leadership resignations.
Peter Winder, Te Pūkenga’s CEO, recently unveiled the final restructuring plan. Of the 402 roles disestablished, 602 new positions will be created, while 51 vacant roles will be eliminated. Additionally, 350 fixed-term contracts will not be renewed.
Most affected positions are in rohe three, including regions like Taranaki, Manawatū-Whanganui, Wellington, Marlborough, and Nelson Tasman. Other regions, including Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Hawke’s Bay, West Coast, Canterbury, Otago, and Southland, will also see job cuts.
Te Pūkenga aims to transition to the new structure gradually over the next few months to minimise disruptions for its employees.
Despite financial challenges, Te Pūkenga remains committed to retaining talent and enhancing operational efficiency. This restructuring will help the institution operate more effectively while continuing to provide quality education to New Zealanders.
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