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Where do apprentices arrive from?
Introduction

To gain a better understanding of where ITO trainees and apprentices come from, we take all new intakes into each ITO we follow and categorise them each year prior to starting training, based on training enrollments and working history found in IRD records.

Year prior to starting training

The workforce was the largest source of trainees across each of the ITO's we follow, within which many were already employed in the industries related to their training. Of other sources, more BCITO trainees transition into apprenticeships straight out of secondary school. We see more university students move into Skills Org, while the workforce was a large source for Competenz.

To investigate areas of study in each ITO, right click on the ITO's bar and select ‘Drill Down’. Areas of training are sorted left to right by the number of trainees.

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Methodology

For each year from 2007 to 2016 we take all new trainees in the ITO's we follow. From these trainees, we track their primary activity each year prior to starting training within the period of 2007 to 2016. We rank activities in order of:

  1. ITO training
  2. Tertiary study
  3. Polytechnic study
  4. Secondary schooling
  5. Employer (Workforce)
  6. Employee (Workforce)
  7. Beneficiary
  8. Overseas

For this analysis we only report the primary activity in the year prior to starting training. Training is derived from Ministry of Education records checking whether the year prior was within their defined start and end dates. ITO training areas are defined through the qualification details provided by the Ministry of Education.

Investigating further back

When looking further back into the background of ITO trainees we find many have recently come from secondary schooling, however there is often a few years' gap of working or other training before they find themselves in ITO training. On the other hand, a significant portion of ITO trainees have had a long history working in the industry related to the ITO prior to first engaging in training with the ITO.

Investigate training areas within ITO's by selecting the drop down arrow on the slicer on the right ▸

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Methodology

For each year from 2007 to 2016 we take all new trainees in the ITO's we follow. From these trainees, we track their primary activity each year prior to starting training within the period of 2007 to 2016. We rank activities in order of:

  1. ITO training
  2. Tertiary study
  3. Polytechnic study
  4. Secondary schooling
  5. Employer (Workforce)
  6. Employee (Workforce)
  7. Beneficiary
  8. Overseas

For this analysis we aggregate across the new ITO trainees each year and their primary activities each year prior to starting training. ITO training areas are defined through the qualification details provided by the Ministry of Education.

Origin by age

Methodology

Origin by gender

Methodology

Conclusion

Through the IDI we can track people through enrollments in education providers, through work in IRD records, and even overseas departures. This gives us the ability to see what trainees were doing in the years leading up to training.

Most ITO trainees come directly from prior employment, however we notice that out of these many have recently been enrolled in secondary schooling. This signals that there is often a gap between leaving secondary schooling and entering ITO training.

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Industry apprentices were working in prior to starting training

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