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Reflecting the developing nature of the New Zealand marine industry, the New Zealand Marine Industry Training Organisation has changed its trading name to the New Zealand Marine and Composites Industry Training Organisation.
At the New Zealand Marine Industry Association AGM in March, members decided that a change in the industry training organisation’s name was the best way to reflect its diversified purpose, Since 2007, the ITO has trained skilled members not only for the marine sector, but the composites sector also.The change sees the New Zealand Marine Industry Training Organisation (NZ Marine ITO) become the New Zealand Marine and Composites Industry Training Organisation (NZ MAC ITO). It’s a reflection of the 2007 move which saw training for the Composites Manufacturing Industry transferred to the NZ Marine ITO. The changing of the NZ Marine ITO’s name to NZ MAC ITO is indicative of the organisation’s all-encompassing coverage of the marine and composites industry.Covering two complementary industry sectors, the NZ MAC ITO is indicative of the valued working relationship between the Composites Association of New Zealand and the NZ Marine Industry Association’s member companies.That relationship has given rise to many of the exceptional projects the NZ marine industry is most noted for and, with the help of the NZ MAC ITO, will continue to do so in the future as skilled practitioners graduate from the organisation’s training programmes.“The name change will assist in our efforts to have the Level 4 Trade Standard recognised by the wider industry as a minimum qualification for architectural, infrastructure and industrial work. This name change will help increase awareness and profile of the ITO and assist with increased uptake of the ITO’s training programme across industry sectors,” says Susan Lake, president of the composites association.More information: www.nzmarine.com