We’re your go-to partner for workplace training
Whether you want to grow your business, are planning for retirement, or just need an extra pair of hands, it’s important your staff get the quality training they need.
Taking on a trainee, or setting up a workplace training programme, can help you achieve your business goals. With over 25 years of experience, Skills is your go-to partner for workplace training.
Skills was founded in 1992 with the goal of helping New Zealand industries develop the standards and qualifications that would set people and businesses up for success. It all began with training up generations of NZ electricians. Now, 28 years later, we are part of Skills Consulting Group – a group of brands focused on workplace wellbeing, learning & development consulting, leadership & sales training and much more.
At the heart of Skills Consulting Group is growing people well through real-world, practical learning & development. Find out more about Skills Consulting Group and the people behind it below.
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So, what does Skills do?
We set industry qualification standards
Skills is a standard setting body. This means we work with industry bodies to ensure that qualifications provide the right skills to employers and industry. We work closely with NZQA, meaning that our qualifications are nationally recognised.
We help businesses train their staff
Looking to take on an apprentice or trainee? Thinking of upskilling your workforce with national qualifications?
We’ll walk you through the process, and help you decide what type of training is right for you and your business.
We go the extra mile to support trainees
Learning can be difficult. We provide added support for trainees who have learning difficulties or who are not confident with numeracy and literacy.
We do what needs to be done to make sure that no one is disadvantaged.