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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Fees-free study just the beginning

Greg Fleming explains how being a tertiary student just got a whole lot better.

Shocking incident launches career

Determination to overcome fear and wanting to be a role model for her daughter, saw Eva embrace an electrical career.

The degrees that count

Today is both an exciting and threatening time to begin to study for a degree. By Lawrence WattOn the one hand there are many skills shortages in professional areas. On the other, technology is...

Tomorrow’s skills now

As the world of work changes so are some of our long-held beliefs around skills and careers. By Donna McIntyre

Auckland’s construction crunch

Diana Clement looks at the reasons behind Auckland’s construction industry skill shortage.New Zealand needs an extra 30,000 workers within two years to cope with a huge boom in the sector and any large construction...

Tips for first- year students

The first year at uni can be daunting, but it needn’t be – there are ways to ensure that when you get to class you're ready to learn. By Raewyn CourtSummer’s over and the...

Apprenticeship kick-starts beautiful career

Machaela Robbins says her HITO beauty therapy apprenticeship has been “rewarding and fun”.Machaela Robbins’ boss was “blown away” when Machaela beat fierce competition from the hairdressing, barbering and beauty therapy sectors to emerge as...

Earning, learning and having fun

Esmey Parata can’t speak highly enough about her plumbing apprenticeship.

Soft skills key

Lawrence Watt talks to EMA chief executive Kim Campbell about the skills shortage and what employers are looking for in candidates.How well do universities and polytechnics prepare graduates for the workplace? Will the jobs...

The trade advantage

There is a high expectation to attend university these days – but is it for everyone? And is the money better in a trade? By Lawrence Watt

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Scholarships can be life-changing

Diana Clement talks to Teagan Hansen, one of around 900 AUT students who are recipients of the many types of scholarships available.