NZIST has decided to base themselves at Hamilton, Waikato

The NZIST [New Zealand Institute of Skils and Technology] or as previously known as ITP [Institute of Technology and Polytechnics] will have their new Head Office in Hamilton. 16 polytechnics will become one organisation as NZIST.

New Zealand Institute of Skils and Technology

The NZIST Head Office will be located in #Hamilton#

NZIST brings together the existing 16 Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs) into one organisation, and over time, will develop the capability to support work-based, campus-based and online learning as a unified system.

Hamilton is all set to serve the whole of New Zealand, NZIST Council Chair Murray Strong said “the Hamilton bid partners put forward a very strong case for our Head Office to be located in Hamilton.”

“Hamilton clearly demonstrated that it understood the Government’s vision for tertiary education. They also demonstrated their strong relationships between local government, iwi and central government and a commitment to learners.

“The strength of Māori business networks was evident as was their commitment to equity for Māori and underserved learners. Their proposal included a warm and sincere welcome and offer of partnership from the Kīngitanga and Waikato Tainui,” Mr Strong said.

Hamilton Mayor Paula southgate said “The city can “take a bow”.

Hamilton is also highly accessible with six NZIST subsidiaries in the vicinity. It has a wide reach to learners and businesses and reflects the diversity of the New Zealand economy.

“We look forward to working in partnership with all parties in Hamilton, to share knowledge and expertise with the ultimate aim of providing high quality learning for all students,” Mr Strong said.

NZIST is this the right decision ?

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