New Zealand held its own at the WorldSkills International Competition in Abu Dhabi this month, with the WorldSkills New Zealand team bringing home a gold medal and five medallions of excellence.
An Ako Aotearoa co-funded project currently in progress, is already providing adult learners with dyslexia the assistance they need to be successful in their tertiary studies.
A few weeks ago more than 100 companies, led by the ASB Bank, issued an open letter declaring tertiary qualifications are not required for a range of roles within their workplaces.
A group of youths who had been struggling to find and hold jobs were working hard yesterday - with help from a local initiative.
Connecting secondary school students to a range of career options and local employment opportunities is the key aim of a new service.
The government needs to address the country's skill shortage in the trade sector says Chief executive of the Employers and Manufacturers Association, Kim Campbell.
Bay of Islands College's efforts in working with its wider community to deliver work-based learning opportunities for its students were acknowledged at the Got a Trade? Got it Made! Industry Training Awards last week in Wellington.
On Monday the Industry Training Federation (ITF) announced the 'Got a trade? Got it made!' campaign, intended to reach out to young people with the message that there's more than one way to launch a career.