BAY GETS CADETSHIP
IN PREVIOUS ARTICLES I’VE TOUCHED ON CLUSTER groups and tertiary programmes – a combination that in one important transport area has been developed into a regional road transport cadetship.
Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology, a leader for some time in the training area, last year collaborated with Northtec, Eastern Institute and Whitireia Polytech to redevelop their Level 3 Commercial Road Transport Programme.
The key changes involved designing the programme around learning outcomes and not just about unit standards – hence creating a five-part modular course, where students record their in-work experience and upload this to GoogleClassroom.
This means that students can video themselves performing a task and then upload it to be evaluated, thereby dispensing with the need to put pen to paper.
I’ve seen this used regarding vehicle startup procedures – with the student talking into a smartphone and describing his/her actions – and it’s a world away from sitting in a classroom and writing about something that the person is yet to experience.
Toi Ohomai has had a couple of personnel changes and the great work started by Adrian Bowen (now at TR Masterdrive) is being continued by Peter West and his team of experienced driver trainers. What comes through in our conversations is their passion for the industry and enthusiasm for skilling new people.
It’s clear that the last thing they want is to produce someone with a licence….but with no capability.
A partnership between the Freight and Logistics Action Group (FLAG), Toi Ohomai, and the Bay of Plenty transport industry has resulted in a Road Transport Cadetship, primarily aimed at younger, new entrants to the workforce.
Students complete the Level 3 programme while in employment and over an 18-month period. After each block of training at the Logistics Training Centre, the cadets return to their workplace for approximately 16 weeks – there gathering evidence of their ability
e new intake of students in Toi Ohomai’s Commercial Road Transport Programme. Now, in addition, a new cadetship has been created by Toi Ohomai and the Bay of Plenty industry....combining training and employment