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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.

Tackling literacy concerns in the workplace

Poor literacy, language, and numeracy skills are a big concern for many New Zealand workplaces. Here we look at the initiatives industry training organisations, learning centres, and the Government are taking to get on top of literacy concerns.

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. 

NZ shines at international WorldSkills Competition

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.

Empowering adult learners with dyslexia to achieve success

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.

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.

Apprentice app makes learning on the job easier for all

Otago Polytechnic has modified an existing productivity app, designed to make life easier for apprentices, their employers, and polytechnic staff.

Fees-free tertiary education gets over the line

Education Minister Chris Hipkins says fees-free tertiary education and industry training will kick-off next year for some 80,000 students. However, National's tertiary education spokesperson Paul Goldsmith has "grave concerns" about the policy and its impact on tertiary education, apprenticeships, export education and the wider economy.

Industry training gets welcome funding boost

Industry training got a boost today as the Government announced an additional $7 million investment over the next four years. The Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Paul Goldsmith and Associate Minister Louise Upston...

Push back toward on-job learning looks to be win-win

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.
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