While the unions are delighted to see an end signalled to the “bums on seats, market-driven” approach to vocational education, industry training organisations (ITOs) believe the Government’s proposals to reform the vocational education system are potentially destructive to an on-job training system in New Zealand that is “humming”.
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.
As the Government prepares to release proposals to reform New Zealand’s vocational education and training (VET) system, Industry Training Federation chief executive Josh Williams emphasises that the vocational education system must work together to meet the current and emerging needs of industry.
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.
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.