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Bridging the gap between school and work

Roimata Haika has done a lot in her 28 years. The mum of two works full-time in her home region of Northland, and is studying towards a degree in business communications and public relations. But, getting to where she is today wasn’t plain sailing.

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.

Taking the stress out of exams

As Year 11 students prepare to take their first formal exams, Raewyn Court asked a recent high school graduate for some valuable advice on coping with this stressful time.

Auckland plumbing apprentice finds his fit

Like many young Kiwis, Ezra Jordan left high school without a clear idea of what career he wanted to pursue.

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.

Youth Guarantee courses provide skills for life

Leaving school with no qualifications isn’t the end of the world. By Diana Clement.

What worries you most about becoming a student?

Bethlehem Tertiary Institute’s course helps prepare students for further study in a range of disciplines, including teaching, social work and counselling.

Gap year – what are the pros and cons?

Is it a good idea to take a gap year between school and university? Or will it hold you back forever? By Diana Clement.

Finding the right path

Future Focus asks Brendan Kelly, Deputy Chief Executive, Information, at the Tertiary Education Commission, how students can get ahead in the employment market of today and in the future. By Greg Fleming.

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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