Skills works through its transition

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Since our transition plan was approved in February this year, Skills has been working through the process of transferring its Arranging Training functions to Te Pūkenga WBL and other providers (known as Receiving Organisations (ROs)). You can read the Transition Plan here.

Skills has worked with the ROs to identify the roles its staff will transfer into and has now completed the ‘Expression of Interest’ process for those roles. 

We hosted a series of information forums alongside the ROs educating staff on the ROs. You can find out more about the seven ROs Skills is working with here. 

Over the next few weeks, we’ll confirm with staff which RO they will transition to. Each RO will be scheduling time for induction training closer to the transition date. 

This change in Skills’ structure means adjustments for our digital and technology systems. Some employers and learners will need to change their logins for systems like My Skills and Skillsbank. If you’re among them, you can expect to receive communications from us guiding you through the re-set in August. 

The transitions, what we call ‘going live’, to the new arrangements will take place at three different dates.  

Go-Live  Industries  Receiving Organisation  When 
Go-Live 1  Ambulance   St John    1 July 2022  
Go-Live 2  Appliance Servicing, Customer Premise Systems, Electrical Equipment in Explosive Atmospheres, Electronic Engineering, Electronic Security, Motor Rewinding, Roofing, Switchgear Fitting  ICE including Etec  1 September 2022 
Case Management, Contact Centre, Credit Management,  Emergency Communications, , Public Sector, Real Estate  Ignite 
Roofing  Vertical Horizonz 
Go-Live 3  Adult Education, Building Surveying, Business, Civil Defence, Conservation, Coordinated Incident Management Systems, Cranes, Electricians, Elevated Work Platforms, Financial Services, Fire & Rescue, Industrial Measurement & Control, Industrial Rope Access, Organisational Risk & Compliance, Plumbing, Gasfitting & Drainlaying, Project Management, Regulatory Compliance (G-Reg), Rigging, Scaffolding, Security, Statistics and Workplace Health & Safety   Te Pūkenga WBL  1 October 2022 
Electricians  ETCO 
Plumbing, Gasfitting & Drainlaying  ICE 
Adult Education, Business, Intelligence, Offender Management, Project Management, Security   Ignite 
Financial Services  Strategi 
Industrial Rope Access, Rigging, Scaffolding  Vertical Horizonz 

 Skills transitioned to the WDC in October 2021. Click here to see the WDC transition plan.

We will also be shifting out of our Wynyard Wood House premises at 60 Highbrook Drive, East Tamaki. From October, all Auckland staff working for the Skills family of brands will be based either at Ellerslie or the Auckland-based campuses belonging to Ignite and ICE.