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Unemployed youth get taste of work ethic at Sport Bay of Plenty

A group of youths who had been struggling to find and hold jobs were working hard yesterday - with help from a local initiative.

New service aims to better connect students to local jobs

Connecting secondary school students to a range of career options and local employment opportunities is the key aim of a new service.

UCOL celebrates its 1000th student

Brooky has the distinction of being the 1000th student at Whanganui UCOL. For the first time ever, UCOL has 1000 students enrolled at one time.

Business leaders call for more funding to trade sector, infrastructure

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 takes home ‘Got a Trade! School of the Year’ award

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.

Industry Training Awards winners announced

The 2017 Got A Trade? Got It Made! Industry Training Awards, held at Parliament last night, showcased 50 of New Zealand's top trainees and apprentices, and helped get their inspiring stories across to young people around the country. 

There are now more apprentices than university students in NZ

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. 

Moved to tears: celebrating the first health and wellbeing apprenticeships

Editor JUDE BARBACK attends the inaugural Careerforce Workforce Development Conference Graduation and Awards Ceremony in Wellington.

International business school loses accreditation after issues identified

A hundred international business students at the International College of New Zealand will be forced to start their studies all over again elsewhere - after the school lost accreditation for three of its business courses.

Opinion: Dr Stuart Middleton – the stubborn statistics

DR STUART MIDDLETON says we should look to non-English speaking countries for ways to form better pathways from secondary school into tertiary education and vocational training.
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