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When is your child ready to start learning?

Jaylan Boyle speaks to a Kiwi academic in Germany who says we need to recognise the importance of interaction and experience as the foundation of language and learning.

Surf’s up: community support comes in waves

A small-scale inter-school surfing competition in the Bay of Plenty has demonstrated the importance of involving the local community in school events. Jude Barback explains.

Keeping pace with industry: the importance of upskilling

Advancements in technology and changes in industry are driving home the importance of keeping skill sets relevant to meet the needs of ever-changing jobs. By Rebekah Fraser.

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When Sarah Turner was working as a vet nurse, she never could have imagined life as a backend software developer on a multinational project.

What do employers really want?

Three Kiwi employers speak to Jody Hopkinson about their top requirements of the young people they employ fresh out of school, training or tertiary study.

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.

The levels are wrong

Josh Williams, CEO of the Industry Training Federation, wants to see the NZQF level descriptors reviewed so that industry and trades qualifications get the recognition they deserve.

Crane operator finds her place and continues family legacy

Deciding what career to set a lifetime of hard work to can be quite a daunting task to face. As an apprentice or trainee you can land a great job and earn while you learn.

Gaming the system: NCEA and the Record of Achievement

Ahead of the public discussion of the Government’s NCEA review, Jaylan Boyle asks two senior educators to critique the current Record of Achievement.

The new world of work: are students prepared?

Justine Munro, co-founder of 21C Skills Lab, says that the community of interest being formed by new business and education partnerships will transform high school education in Aotearoa.
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