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ECE must be part of New Zealand education policy and systems

Early childhood advocates want to see early childhood education included in overarching New Zealand education policy.

Cross-party support essential for ECE reforms

As feedback on the draft Early Learning Strategic Plan closed last week, early childhood educators are calling for cross-political party support for the reforms and for ECE to be recognised as an integral part of New Zealand's education system.

How your attitude can change the course of your life

As a former plumbing apprentice himself, Blake Ingram is keen to have apprentices on his crew today.

“It shouldn’t matter where training is delivered” – Hipkins

Education Minister Chris Hipkins says we need a vocational education system that seamlessly delivers training needed by industry regardless of whether that training is delivered on the job or through a provider. But others doubt the proposed reforms will achieve this goal. By Jude Barback.

Call for Victoria University vice-chancellor to resign over name change saga

Battle lines are being redrawn over Victoria University's proposed name change.

The woman challenging the ideals of what a great scaffolder should be

Maggie Myocevich became the first woman to sign on for a NZ Scaffolding Apprenticeship.

Victoria University name change ‘not our business’ Wellington councillors say

Wellington City councillors have revealed why they did not sign a notice of motion against Victoria University's proposed name change.

International students fail University Entrance; educators call for more intensive courses

Educators are calling for intensive English courses for foreign students who arrive in New Zealand schools with very little or no English, as statistics show that many fail to get University Entrance.

PPTA announces another date for possible secondary school teachers strike

Secondary teachers have set a date for national action if negotiations on pay aren't resolved.

There’s more to plumbing than you think

Nikita Ward is in her third year of a plumbing apprenticeship and loving it.
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