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Pump up the volume on quality school PE, researchers urge

Increasing the amount of time schools devote to physical education each week could dramatically reduce the number of children who are doing only minimal levels of exercise, researchers from the University of Otago, Wellington and Sport New Zealand have found.

Free springboard to post-Covid IT careers now on offer

New Zealanders looking to retrain in the booming IT sector can now pivot for free thanks to the launch of a new vocational training provider, Aspire2 Education.

Virtual reality experience to boost student interest in tourism and hospitality

Go with Tourism have developed a virtual reality experience to bring the exciting world of Tourism and Hospitality directly to secondary schools around New Zealand.

Whitireia and WelTec leadership programme helps young woman grow confidence through volunteer work

Roseline Enoka's study for her dream job has been jump-started by the LEAP programme, which requires students to complete at least 20 hours of volunteer community service and to attend two workshops a year. The workshops include talks on leadership, employability and community.

Genesis Energy supports Pūhoro STEM Academy pathways for Maori students

Pūhoro STEM Academy has signed a three-year partnership with Genesis Energy supporting Māori students to choose school subjects and career pathways in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

Ara offers two new scholarships for Māori learners

The Department of Applied Science and Social Practice are offering two new scholarships for Māori learners to study for a Graduate Diploma in Laboratory Technology (GDILT) in 2021.

Ara student-directed film to feature on SkyTV

Motion Design student Kirsty Cameron has reached a couple of significant milestones in directing and producing her first film, which will soon be featured on New Zealand television.

Everyone’s pitching in at Ara’s Art and Design School

The Ara Art and Design School end-of-year exhibition has been brought together under one creative banner for the first time this year, creating 2020’s ‘Pitch’ Exhibition’ and Runway shows.

Pacific Cooperation Foundation launches awards for future Pacific leaders

The inaugural Pacific Co-operation Foundation (PCF) Youth Leadership Awards will take place on 9 December in Wellington.

Young WelTec carpentry graduate aims to inspire more wahine into the trades

WelTec carpentry graduate, Sarah Clark, wants to start a company that champions female tradies. Sarah (left) is currently employed by Tonks Residential, a local construction company, as an apprentice builder. Sarah was introduced to the company...
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