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Monday, July 22, 2019

2018 is the year of the apprentice

New government policy, a growing appreciation of apprenticeships and a serious skills shortage are leading Kiwi businesses to invest in on-the-job training and explore new ways to upskill their employees, writes Fiona Kingsford, chief executive of industry training organisation Competenz.

Cutting a successful business path

Like many business owners, Peter Wells’ entrepreneurial spirit was obvious before he left school. Cutting his friends’ hair in the toilets might have planted the seed for a successful business, but the skills he developed on the way have been the making of him.

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.

From uni to an adult apprenticeship

Kelly Adam, who recently won the James Douglas Medallion at the 2018 New Zealand Plumbing Awards, credits his previous university experience with helping him achieve success. Diana Clement reports.

Grad school closes skill gaps

Programming and real-world experience combine at Auckland’s ICT Graduate School. Greg Fleming talks to the school’s director Gillian Dobie.

Flexible learning – the new normal

Study when it suits you. By Raewyn Court.

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


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