The Tertiary Education Commission supports having fewer Industry Training Organisations (ITOs) on the basis it will create a more sustainable and effective training sector.

The boards of EXITO (the ITO which has responsibility for waste and resource recovery training) and MITO (which has responsibility for motor industry training, including transport and logistics) have been exploring how a consolidated infrastructure based ITO could better meet the needs of their respective industries and align with the Government’s tertiary education strategy.

EXITO and MITO have agreed to merging the two organisations, which will result in a number of advantages, including:

  • Strategic benefits of a larger transport, logistics and infrastructure organisation
  • Potential synergies servicing larger enterprises with nationwide networks
  • Cost savings through rationalising the organisation’s structure

In particular for the waste and resource recovery sector in many instances it will allow organisations to deal with a single ITO. This is because MITO now oversees driver training, since it merged with Tranzqual.

WasteMINZ is generally supportive of the merger, as we believe it will provide some significant advantages to our sector, however we would like your feedback.

Should you have any concerns please email me directly by Wednesday 17 October, so we can feed your thoughts into the process.

Cheers, Paul