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On-the-job training and vocational training: what’s the difference?

On-the-job training Almost every job entails some on-the-job training, the degree of which will be determined by how much skill and knowledge the employee has and the type of work involved. Some employees start work...

NCEA’s big revamp

A shake-up of New Zealand’s major school leaving qualification is underway. The government is making changes to the NCEA exam system, first introduced in 2002. The changes include strengthening literacy and numeracy requirements, having...

Getting on top of our big bullying problem

It started as a regular Tuesday at school for 15-year-old Sophia, but by 11.40am everything had changed. During maths a giggling classmate thrust a list at her, ‘Stuff We Hate About Sophia and Dylan’....

Beyond the school gates: mapping students’ options

Leaving school is one of life’s big milestones, an exciting time, full of possibilities. But it’s also a time of life-changing decisions for the 60,000 teenagers who walk out the school gates each year,...

Learning life skills in school time prepares students for the real world

Writing CVs, applying for mortgages and enrolling to vote are all important life skills but most people have to learn how to do them on their own. However, students will now be able to learn...

In pursuit of excellence: the rise of academies in high schools

The word ‘academy’ has two definitions – ‘a place of study or training in a special field’, and ‘a society or institution of distinguished scholars and artists or scientists that aims to promote and maintain...

Breaking barriers: The rise of Māori women in IT

The 23-year-old has completed a Level 5 diploma in Web Development and Design and is now in the middle of completing her second diploma at Whitecliffe – a Level 6 Diploma in Software Development....

Whitecliffe Manukau: Finding your passion after high school

Delaney didn’t buy it The bright 19-year-old completed Art History, Classics, French, English and History in her last year of high school at Long Bay College – but couldn’t stand the idea of walking straight...

Edternships place teachers into business for the new world of work

21C Skills Lab has launched a new programme focused on teachers to ensure they are connected and skilled for the future of business.  The Edternships Programme invests in exceptional Y7-13 teachers by connecting them with a leading New...

Getting schools ready for digital exams

Schools planning to offer digital exams this year can get their technical readiness assessed through a new programme led by Network for Learning (N4L) in partnership with NZQA (New Zealand Qualifications Authority). Beginning this week,...

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