Private training establishments (PTEs) employ trainers from industrial sector rather than academia or public education sector. These institutions do so as the core of their activities is to get their students accepted in the labour market quickly. Since New Zealand work-force is relatively more competitive as compared to most of the countries in the world, therefore, it becomes essential to gain relevant skills and learn practical knowledge before applying for jobs. This is where PTEs become handy. Regardless of what educational qualifications your resume shows, employers are always more interested in a certificate course related to your area of expertise in addition to a degree that you obtained. This becomes more evident if you are after a quick placement in a relevant industry.
PTEs work in coordination with New Zealand Qualification Authority (NZQA) to make sure that training programmes provided at these institutions meet industry requirements and adhere to all the latest developments in the specified fields. Over the years, PTEs have successfully supplied work-force to the local industries with essential skill-set. Such learned work-force reduces burden on employers by decreasing their training costs and increasing overall productivity from the very first day they have joined the force.
The faculty members, it won’t be wrong if I call them trainers, stay connected with relevant industries and employers. They quickly respond to changing needs of a specific sector in a market and modify their courses or training programmes accordingly. All of this is done with a direct collaboration with NZQA to make sure that high quality education and training standards are met. No matter how dynamic an industry is or how the demands for a specific skill fluctuate, PTEs stay on the top and continue to modify their programmes to meet ever changing demands. PTEs are much more dedicated to current needs rather than state schools, colleges of educations and different universities.
Private training establishments often specialize in a particular industry or area of study such as creative arts, tourism, business management, horticulture management, information technology, language learning, and cooking. They offer the same course of study at various levels depending upon the advancements in the course as indicated by NZQA. The focus of each programme, however, stays on providing hands-on practical education and learning. Some PTEs heavily focus on training domestic students while others specialize in providing education to international students such as Ara Institute of Canterbury and Royal Business College. They also offer courses as a pathway to further studies at universities in New Zealand.
Statistical Data shown in Linked Employer-Employee Data (LEED) and Household Labour Force Survey (HLFS) feasibility study about the dynamics of labour market of New Zealand shows that People regularly change jobs or move in and out of employment, either from unemployment or from not being in the labour force. This shows that there are many job opportunities in New Zealand but still foreigners require specific set of skills which is provided by PTEs.
In December 2012, HLFS showed that employment rate decreased down to 67.2 percent which means that more than 33,000 people fell out of labour force. In December 2015 statics show that employment rate increased by 1.3% which means that 31,000 people got jobs and unemployment rate fell to 5.1%, lowest since March 2009. Instead of unskilled people, skilful people are more likely to get employment.
People from age 15–24 show more fluctuations than other age groups in employment because young generation acquires more professional skills than older generations provided by PTEs. According to the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment’s outlook to 2019, employment is forecast to increase by average rate of 2.1% every year. The strongest employment growth is expected in construction and related industries, with hospitality and tourism, wholesale and retail trade, and business services also growing.
Employment growth rates are expected to be highest in Marlborough, West Coast and Otago with the largest employment increase in Auckland and Canterbury. This enhances the chances of new comers to indulge in employment in New Zealand. This promising data along with other key elements such as skill development and likeliness of employers confirm that PTEs are the quickest route for better and quick start in labour market in New Zealand. Therefore why hesitate to join one of PTEs offering courses in areas of your expertise. For a quick advice contact Royal Business College now!