TRaining Agency

TRaining Agency

The Maniapoto Training Agency provides locally based education opportunities.

Mission Statement

The Maniapoto Training Agency will work toward improving the knowledge and skills of those people who are committed to self-improvement and career development and seek the opportunity to receive quality and formally recognised training. 

With customised self-based programmes of learning that are adapted to suit the needs of rangatahi. 

The Maniapoto Training Agency (MTA) was registered as a Private Training Establishment with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) in February 1991 pursuant to the Education Amendment Act 1990.  

Accreditation was granted on the 10 November 1992 followed by a full review and extension of that accreditation in February 2009.  Audit reports are available on the NZQA web site.

The aim of MTA is to provide education and training for rangatahi who have been less successful in our traditional New Zealand education system.

We endeavour to provide quality vocational training and understand and promote the idea that the acquisition of knowledge and skills is fundamental to the progressive development of the person and the industry they have chosen to work in.  We recognise people have varying levels of ability to absorb, retain and practice the skills that they are taught; and the training has been designed and development to take into consideration these individual requirements.

We serve the needs of our community by providing a learning environment for those who wish to further development their skills.  We ensure course participants emerge with the knowledge and skills they require to obtain meaningful employment and achieve a level of personal development consistent with their aspirations and goals.

The Maniapoto Training Agency embraces the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi in its delivery supporting rangatahi to determine their own future, Rangatiratanga, and by showing respect, and care, Manaakitanga.

All programmes are offered free to rangatahi between the ages of 16 to 24.

In 1980 ngā Marae o Maniapoto collaborated to form the Trust (Charitable) to support and assist our whānau to flourish and to realise their potential.