Toi Ohomai aims to create purposeful connections throughout our region, forming constellations of excellence, knowledge, people, partnerships and innovation united in the exchange of knowledge.
Embracing the value of whanaungatanga, connecting with others, we actively seek relationships with industry, other tertiary providers, community groups, iwi and hapu, and of course, with our students and staff.
These partnerships take many forms, from partnering with local iwi to provide targeted education opportunities in remote parts of our region, to other institutions to delivery education pathways for higher learning, and in many parts of the world to bring international students to New Zealand.
Tertiary Education Partnership
The Bay of Plenty Tertiary Education Partnership (the Partnership) is the integration of Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi, Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology and the University of Waikato. It is the only partnership of its kind in New Zealand and enables students and communities of the Bay of Plenty to benefit from the complementary expertise and strengths of the three institutions.
Working with regional groups such as Priority One and SmartGrowth, the Partnership was developed to enhance tertiary education offerings to the Bay of Plenty region. While the three institutions remain autonomous, they look for opportunities to work together to provide pathways to higher education, increase the range of programmes, certificates, diplomas and degrees offered in the area, and combine on research with particular relevance to the region.
- Academic Credit Explorer - you may be eligible to receive credit towards a University of Waikato qualification
Charity House Project
The Charity House project began in 2013 and is a ten year training and partnership programme. The project provides students with hands-on learning opportunities while benefiting the wider community and is something we're very proud of.