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Will removing competitive funding damage polytechs?

The Opposition has criticised the Education Minister’s decision to remove competitive funding from non-degree study, saying it will exacerbate the challenges faced by our polytech sector.

Education Minister says change is coming for polytechs: ‘Status quo is not an option’

Education Minister Chris Hipkins is saying the "status quo is not an option" in the future of the country's polytech institutions.

Work Ready Passport trialled for Whanganui students

Six Whanganui students have proof that they are ready to work.

Fees-free tertiary education gets over the line

Education Minister Chris Hipkins says fees-free tertiary education and industry training will kick-off next year for some 80,000 students. However, National's tertiary education spokesperson Paul Goldsmith has "grave concerns" about the policy and its impact on tertiary education, apprenticeships, export education and the wider economy.

Apprentices better off than grads, research shows

New research shows that apprentices are better off than university graduates for most of their lives.

SpeedMeet connects young people with employers

SpeedMeet events "fantastic opportunity" for both young people and employers.

NZ shines at international WorldSkills Competition

New Zealand held its own at the WorldSkills International Competition in Abu Dhabi this month, with the WorldSkills New Zealand team bringing home a gold medal and five medallions of excellence.

Empowering adult learners with dyslexia to achieve success

An Ako Aotearoa co-funded project currently in progress, is already providing adult learners with dyslexia the assistance they need to be successful in their tertiary studies.

Push back toward on-job learning looks to be win-win

A few weeks ago more than 100 companies, led by the ASB Bank, issued an open letter declaring tertiary qualifications are not required for a range of roles within their workplaces.

Unemployed youth get taste of work ethic at Sport Bay of Plenty

A group of youths who had been struggling to find and hold jobs were working hard yesterday - with help from a local initiative.
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JUDE BARBACK introduces Education Central’s special feature series ‘Reimagining Qualifications’ with a trip down memory lane.

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