Creating Cutting Edge Careers

MTONZ is a not-for-profit organisation on a mission to ensure the CNC machining industry thrives long into the future through inspiring fresh talent, progressive training and Professional Development courses.

What do we do

MTONZ was born out of the need to ensure the CNC Manufacturing Industry right here in Aotearoa, New Zealand continues to grow and progress with the ever-changing advances in technology by being a central hub actively engaging with students to showcase this incredible trade.

The Challenge

With an ageing workforce heading towards retirement in the next 10 years and a mounting skills shortage, it’s essential we tackle the issue now. Without promoting the industry and inspiring the next generation of apprentices to join the industry we will struggle to keep up with demand and manufacturing will keep going overseas.

MTONZ Members


Create a steady influx of machinists trained and qualified to be the best in the industry.


MTONZ is the industry recognised, leading training provider delivering excellence and standardised training to the CNC Machining Industry through nationwide training.


Become an MTONZ Member today! MTONZ is driven by industry support to help grow the trade and ensure the industry’s progression well into the future.

Education Providers

MTONZ works with schools, institutes and education providers to help create career pathways for aspiring apprentices.


As a not-for-profit organisation, MTONZ is driven by the industry, for the industry. Thanks to all our incredible donors!


Are you looking for a cutting-edge career? Become a CNC apprentice!

Recruit for the industry

We run job adverts for apprentices. We’ll then shortlist suitable candidates giving you the time to concentrate on running your shop.

Our Donors

Thank you to our generous donors for helping MTONZ deliver on its mission.