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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.

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...

From milking cows to latte-making, practical training served up at Northland College

From milking cows to latte-making, practical training in solid work skills is being served up at Kaikohe's Northland College.

BUDGET 2017: Research funding welcomed; teaching & learning, industry training neglected

The sector has welcomed some targets of the tertiary education provision from this year's Budget but pointed out many gaps as well.

WORKPLACES: The education of the future

JOSH WILLIAMS, chief executive of the Industry Training Federation, suggests that one way to fix the education system is for workplaces to become the education system. 

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.

A system where every learner finds their future

Josh Williams says the workplace is a powerful setting for delivering and developing the relevant skills, knowledge and capabilities that people need.

Opportunity Knocks

The government’s Youth Opportunities suite of initiatives promises better things for young people. But could it also be the start of a sea change for secondary schooling in this country? JOHN GERRITSEN reports

Students cooking up a storm for competition

It is getting hot in the kitchen for four students training hard for the Toque d'Or competition.

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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