Jody Hopkinson talks to Dr Eruera Prendergast-Tarena about how any reform of our vocational education sector needs to include a focus on getting more Māori into training and jobs at a higher skill level.
Skills Active Aotearoa is filing for a Judicial Review challenging the seven-week consultation period for the Reform of Vocational Education which the industry training organisation describes as "rushed and disrespectful".
Auckland is about to get a new $55 million trade training school to help meet the desperate shortage of tradies.
Students at a private Manukau business school are still waiting for refunds after the school was closed by the NZ Qualifications Authority.
A bold new partnership between schools, tertiary education and industry has been launched in New Zealand by IBM to address the digital skills shortage and provide technology-related career pathways for students.
All of Hawke's Bay's local body leaders have joined together to lobby the Government to ensure that Eastern Institute of Technology remains open and a vital part of the region.
Plans to build new childcare centres and update ageing retirement villages in Tauranga helped drive a record $204 million in consents issued for the first two months of 2019.
An industry training body is threatening to go to the High Court and the Waitangi Tribunal to delay a radical shakeup of the country's training system.
Alex Wood says taking on a trade was the best thing he could have done.