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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...

Sparking a passion in girls for STEM

A new initiative is aiming to get more Kiwi girls interested in digital technology and ultimately challenge societal perceptions of women in STEM. By Raewyn Court.

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...

Changing lanes: why one career for life is no longer the norm

Gone are the days when people stayed in one stable career for their entire working lives. While a career change can be daunting, it can also be incredibly rewarding. Rebekah Fraser spoke to three women who took the leap into new careers.

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...

Sponsored: Opening a world of opportunities through Information Technology

The world is changing at an unprecedented pace but one thing isn’t going away is the need for qualified IT professionals who are ready to put their stamp on the industry.

Just say ‘yes’: the secret to beginning a great career in hairdressing

Kodie North encourages aspiring hairdressers to grab every opportunity during their apprenticeship – a philosophy that is certainly paying off for one of HITO’s talented apprentices.

University not the only way

Thinking about what to do for work or study in 2019? Why not combine work with study and become an apprentice, earning while you learn, writes Dani Wright.

Building a strong bridge between home and school

Fostering strong relationships between home and school are vital in early childhood education. Rebekah Fraser speaks to educators leading the way in encouraging families to feel part of their children’s learning journeys.

The BA A Bachelor of Bugger All?

It’s an urban myth that an arts degree leads nowhere, say leading humanities and social science academics. And that’s backed up by research from around the world. By Diana Clement.
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