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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.

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.

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.

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. 

VET: No longer the poor relation

JUDE BARBACK talks to global Vocational Education and Training (VET) experts about why VET is starting to take centre stage.

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.

Opinion: no ‘easy credits’ with vocational pathways

Industry Training Federation chief executive JOSH WILLIAMS says we need to look beyond pass rates and focus on the doors that NCEA can open for students.

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.
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