13 June 2011
The Strategic Partnership Propospal
WelTec and Whitireia are consulting on a proposal to create a Strategic Partnership to strengthen the
provision of vocational tertiary education in the Wellington region. By working together the two Institutions
believe they can increase student access to a diverse range of programmes; create distinctive Centres of
Excellence that work closely with industry; provide a single strategic overview of, and stronger voice for,
vocational tertiary education; and enhance economic development in the greater Wellington region.
The proposal includes the creation of a Combined Council that has governance responsibility for WelTec and
Whitireia. Both Councils believe that by combining they will be able to create a single strategic vision for
tertiary vocational education in Wellington which will benefit students, staff, industry and the economy.
This journey started with WelTec and Whitireia exploring options for working more closely together to benefit
students, the community and industry, and to support the economic development of the Wellington region.
Four options were explored, from working on joint projects through to full integration/merger. After full
analysis and consideration of the benefits and impacts of each option, a Strategic Partnership was agreed
to be the preferred approach.
We welcome your feedback on this proposal, which both Councils have endorsed for consultation with
stakeholders and the wider community.
If you would like a hard copy of the consultation document please email StudentsFirst@weltec.ac.nz
or StudentsFirst@Whitireia.ac.nz or call WelTec on on (04) 9202502 or Whitireia on (04) 237 3103 x 3704.
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