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Chris Hipkins announces takeover of Whitireia and WelTec

Chris Hipkins said Whitireia would have had to close its doors this month without a cash injection from the government.

Unitec axes 19 courses and at least 100 jobs in bid to rein in...

New Zealand's biggest polytechnic, Unitec, plans to lay off at least 100 staff and close 19 courses next year as it battles a financial crisis.

Opinion: Linda Sissons – Schools, employers and all of us need to open the...

Chief executive of the Primary ITO, Linda Sissons says an extra 50,000 primary sector qualified workers will be needed by 2025 to meet the Government’s growth demands.

Apprenticeship opened doors to Beehive

Mark Watson is among the Got a Trade Ambassadors for 2018.

Whakawhanaungatanga: redefining pastoral care

Reflecting on the recent Māori tertiary education hui, Tuia te ako, Turaukawa Bartlett said delegates discussed the need to re-situate Māori hauora as the fundamental element and pre-determinant to learning success.

New scheme will help NEETs gain employment and qualifications

The new Mana in Mahi – Strength in Work scheme will encourage employers to take on young people on a benefit and help them work towards a Level 4 qualification.

Industries are “ready to go” with micro-credentials

Industries are welcoming the Government's announcement that micro-credentials will be recognised as part of New Zealand's qualifications system as they will help fill skill-driven shortages in the workplace.

Innovative new qualifications for sport and recreation leaders

Two new online qualifications help provide a new pathway for aspiring sport and recreation leaders.

Opinion: Gus Gilmore – Polytechs need to get people into better jobs

Polytechs need to improve their training courses for the disadvantaged says Gus Gilmore.

“University is not the only option” – an on-the-job training success story

On-the-job training provides a good alternative to university study for many and is helping to plug skill shortages in many sectors.
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