Mechanical engineering gateway to ITO transition

Many students who complete gateway engineering standards go on to some form of ITO training. By three years after completing their last electrotechnology standard, over 25% of alumni have either completed ITO training or are currently enrolled. Ten years after their last standard, about 37% of them have completed ITO training.


The gateway alumni included here refer to anyone who successfully completed an engineering standard at school since 2002. Each year after completing their last engineering standard, they are classified as currently in ITO training, completed ITO training, ITO training incomplete or no ITO training. This training is with any ITO.

ITO training completion is defined as being recorded as successfully completing and/or receiving a qualification. Incomplete training is defined as having no completion recorded, and either an end date recorded in a previous year or the last start date being recorded over three years ago with no end date.


Access to the anonymised data used in this study was provided by Statistics New Zealand in accordance with security and confidentiality provisions of the Statistics Act 1975, and secrecy provisions of the Tax Administration Act 1994. The findings are not Official Statistics. The results in this paper are the work of the authors, not Statistics NZ, and have been confidentialised to protect individuals, households, businesses, and other organisations from identification. Read our full disclaimer here.


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