Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki is a regional polytechnic based in New Plymouth. In common with other institutes of technology and polytechnics, WITT also delivers programmes in other regions. As a regional provider, WITT offers a unique service to students, employers and industry. Courses at WITT include foundation level 1-3 courses, through to bachelor and graduate diploma programmes at level 7 in nine programme areas: Engineering, Construction and Engineering Trades, Health and Wellbeing; Business, Computing and Design Technologies, Hospitality, Hair and Beauty, Foundation Learning and Pathways, Māori Development, Primary Industries and Highways and Engineering Technologies through its wholly-owned subsidiary company New Zealand Institute of Highways Technology. NZIHT operates a block course model in most cities or larger towns throughout New Zealand and also has offshore delivery. It responds to requests from industry and develops its teaching materials in partnership with industry and employers.