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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

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.

Pathway of the poor

JUDE BARBACK talks to Australian expert, Dr John Polesel, about the need for quality, structured, and well-resourced vocational education and training programmes at secondary schools.

Beyond the school gates

JUDE BARBACK explores the vast array of options on offer to senior secondary students, thanks to the initiatives of the Ministry of Education and individual schools.

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

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Addressing bullying in our schools and workplaces

Sadly, Aotearoa New Zealand has a high rate of bullying both in our schools and the workplace. Dr Mike Webster draws attention to a conference that will address this very issue.