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Tocker Associates has now joined Skills International

April 2018

It is our great pleasure to announce that Tocker Associates has now joined Skills International

Skills International are high-end vocational education specialists, have a global footprint, and will add a whole new dimension to the services we can offer you.

The partnership between Tocker Associates and Skills International means we are now more agile and better equipped to help clients adjust to changing labour market needs.

In essence this partnership allows both our organisations to meet strategic goals. We will continue to provide great outcomes for clients. We can now widen our pool of resources and leverage off Skills International’s reach, as well as gain access to diverse ideas and information on world trends. We also bring international connections and leading-edge thinking to Skills International and the wider Skills Group. Both organisations will benefit from strengthening their learning and development, change management and leadership offerings.

“You’ll still be dealing with the same old friendly faces as always, they’ll just have access to more resources.” – Ali and Sarah Tocker, Tocker Associates

The impact for you, our stakeholders and clients will be minimal. Ali, Sarah, Brenda, Shona and our wonderful associates are all staying on, and their contact details will remain the same. One change to be aware of is that billing frequency will move from weekly to monthly, as our two accounting systems combine.

We’ve heard from our clients that the close relationships we have with them are really important, and this won’t change at all. Based on your feedback, we have plans for some new and exciting offerings in the areas of culture, change and sustainable leadership.


To ensure we have a vibrant and diverse team, we are welcoming Lynnda Church to our associate network, and will be adding a few new faces over the coming months.


Through the agreement with Skills, we’re also able to extend our offering to include both international research through Skills International and the possibility to add NZQA-aligned programmes to our clients.


We look forward to continuing our work with you.” – Ali Tocker, Tocker Associates

This is a fantastic opportunity for us to follow through on one of our long-term strategies, which focused on continually providing customers with the best services and advice.

Some of you may have some question so if there is anything you would like to discuss, or services you’d like to take advantage of, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.