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New Institute Establishment Board announced

Following yesterday's vocational education reform announcements, the establishment board for the new Institute of skills and technology has been announced.

Major changes for vocational education confirmed

Under major changes to New Zealand’s vocational education system announced today, industry training organisations will be replaced by industry-led councils and polytechnics with operate as a single campus network. By Jude Barback.

On-the-job teacher training gets a boost

On-the-job teacher training has been given a boost, as the Government looks for ways to increase teacher numbers. Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced a new programme will offer 240 trainee teachers the chance to earn...

Finance Minister Grant Robertson won’t commit to promising a second year of fees-free studies

Finance Minister Grant Robertson won't commit to rolling out free second-year study for tertiary students.

Government aims for $1 billion cuts to ‘low-priority’ spending, clip fees-free scheme

The Government has reallocated almost $200 million from the fees-free policy as part of Finance Minister Grant Robertson's push to cull $1 billion of low-priority spending.

ITO meets Ivy League University to support emerging leaders

Ten emerging leaders with lived experience in the health and wellbeing sector will be given the chance to participate in Yale University’s leadership programme.

ITO applies for judicial review of ROVE consultation period

Skills Active Aotearoa is filing for a Judicial Review challenging the seven-week consultation period for the Reform of Vocational Education which the industry training organisation describes as "rushed and disrespectful".

Manukau Institute of Technology to build new $55m trade training school

Auckland is about to get a new $55 million trade training school to help meet the desperate shortage of tradies.

Students wait for refunds after NZQA closes NZ Institute of Technical Training (NITT)

Students at a private Manukau business school are still waiting for refunds after the school was closed by the NZ Qualifications Authority.

Hawke’s Bay leaders come together to try to keep EIT in the region’s control

All of Hawke's Bay's local body leaders have joined together to lobby the Government to ensure that Eastern Institute of Technology remains open and a vital part of the region.
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