11 February 2020 at 9:00 am

Preferred name and inaugural CE for the IST released by Establishment Board

On 30 January 2020, the IST Establishment Unit and Board members started a series of Regional Kōrero as part of their regular visits to learning providers and regions.


These conversations provide providers and their stakeholders updates on the progress being made by the Unit and an opportunity to ask questions. These latest conversations will have a focus on the name and brand including the Board’s preferred name for the new national Institute. To support the conversation, a video has been shared that captures the essence of the journey to date. It outlines a vision for the Institute, along with presenting the preferred name.

Once the Regional Kōrero have been completed, the public online consultation will open, allowing everyone to provide feedback on the preferred name being suggested.

The online consultation is open from 14 February until 8 March. Once complete, the IST Establishment Board will consider public feedback on their preferred name and finalise their recommendation to the Minister.

You can watch the video here and the online consultation will be available on the IST Establishment Unit’s website.   

Stephen Town has also been named as the inaugural Chief Executive of the New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology. Stephen is currently in his final year leading Auckland Council and will formally take up his role on 6 July 2020.

You can find out more about Stephen’s appointment on the IST Establishment Unit’s website.

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