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  Receiving Organisation  Industries  When 
Go-Live 1  St John   Ambulance   1 July 2022  
Go-Live 2  ICE including Etec  Appliance Servicing, Customer Premise Systems, Electrical Equipment in Explosive Atmospheres, Electronic Engineering, Electronic Security, Motor Rewinding, Roofing, Switchgear Fitting  1 September 2022 
Ignite  Case Management, Contact Centre, Credit Management,  Emergency Communications, , Public Sector, Real Estate 
Vertical Horizonz  Roofing 
Go-Live 3  Te Pūkenga WBL  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   1 October 2022 
ETCO  Electricians 
ICE Plumbing, Gasfitting & Drainlaying 
Ignite  Adult Education, Business, Intelligence, Offender Management, Project Management, Security  
Strategi  Financial Services 
Vertical Horizonz  Industrial Rope Access, Rigging, Scaffolding 

 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.