CPIT and Aoraki Polytechnic to explore combined entity

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18 Dec 2014

CPIT welcomes the opportunity to work with Aoraki Polytechnic to explore options for forming a new combined entity that will continue the provision of high quality and sustainable skills training for the wider Canterbury region.

Aoraki Polytechnic Council recently resolved to investigate a project to form a new combined entity to deliver sustainable high quality education in the Aoraki region.  The Council has determined that CPIT is the best potential partner for a combined entity.

CPIT Council Chair Jenn Bestwick said the possibilities of a combined entity were exciting and opened the way for leveraging specialist resources, greater efficiency of delivery and new programmes for learners throughout Canterbury.

"This initiative builds on the strengths of both institutes. CPIT is a high performing tertiary skills provider and Aoraki brings strong programme delivery and expertise in the primary industries sector, which is vital to our regional and national economies.

CPIT and Aoraki have already been collaborating for some time. In fact 174 Aoraki students studied Aoraki programmes delivered from CPIT's Madras Street Campus during 2014."<