Employers and Industry

Creating purposeful connections enables us to be at the heart of our region.

We aim to ensure every one of our courses is aligned to what industry demands, to ensure the best possible outcomes for our students and community.

Currently more than 75% of our students spend part of their study undertaking work placements in industry. That means they’re already making those valuable connections they need for future employment.

We’re working closely with our diverse industries (agribusiness, forestry, fruit growers, health care and nursing, road transport and logistics, trades, tourism and hospitality, and more) as well as secondary schools, government departments, iwi, and community groups to ensure we’re getting it right.

Let's Collaborate

Keeping it Real

We're about open, ongoing, two-way conversations with our partners in industry. This ensures we’re keeping up with what's happening in 'the real world' and enables us to provide relevant, modern, and valuable products.

If you're in industry and you have ideas for new courses, or suggestions on how we can update our current ones to better align with the changes you're seeing in your workplace, please get in touch.

Employ/Engage a Toi Ohomai Student

Many of our courses require a work component (overseen by tutors) and some of our students are also looking for voluntary work to improve their chances of employment after graduating. Of course there’s also a need for general, paid, part-time work. 

Our students can bring enthusiasm, knowledge and skills, labour, and fresh ideas to your workplace.

If you have any employment opportunities, are able to provide work experience, or have some project ideas you'd like to discuss (paid or voluntary), please get in touch.

Contact our Careers & Employability Facilitators.

Workplace Upskilling - Free Courses, Customised for your Business

Our workplace learning team can create customised training for your staff.

  • Increase your profitability and productivity
  • Develop the potential of your employees
  • Customised courses to meet your needs

You choose the skills you want to focus on and we deliver the training at your workplace or here on campus.

Popular options include:

  • Literacy and numeracy – computer skills, calculating and counting, workplace communication, understanding oral and written instructions, completing forms
  • Language skills – English as a second language, te reo Māori for the workplace
  • Customer service skills – valuing and understanding customer needs and expectations, attitude, courtesy, first impressions, ethical behaviour, listening and speaking skills, verbal and non-verbal communication, knowing your products and services, handling complaints
  • Business skills – building an effective team, participating in team meetings, problem solving and leadership skills
  • Health and safety – understanding of and compliance with business health and safety requirements

To arrange for a tutor to visit your workplace and talk through the options for your business, please contact us.

Contact information

Careers and Employability Facilitators