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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.

Youth Work apprenticeship programme provides career pathway

A new Youth Work apprenticeship programme provides another career pathway for school leavers.

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.
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REIMAGINING QUALIFICATIONS

Why should we reimagine qualifications?

JUDE BARBACK introduces Education Central’s special feature series ‘Reimagining Qualifications’ with a trip down memory lane.

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