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Sunday, January 24, 2021

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.

Pathway of the poor

JUDE BARBACK talks to Australian expert, Dr John Polesel, about the need for quality, structured, and well-resourced vocational education and training programmes at secondary schools.

PM Jacinda Ardern announces $100m regional employment scheme to focus on Māori, Pasifika people

The Government is ploughing more than $100 million into regional employment, focused on Māori and Pasifika people, in another series of announcements made in the lead-up to Waitangi Day.

RoVE presents challenges and opportunities for tertiary educators

Recent developments in the tertiary sector and the Government’s proposal to merge 16 polytechnics has created a new challenge for tertiary educators to upskill themselves and focus on providing work-integrated learning for students. There...

Apprenticeships and training a tertiary education success story

A new study uncovering the real cost of tertiary education clearly demonstrates New Zealand's industry training and apprenticeship system is the education sector's hidden gem.

Opportunity Knocks

The government’s Youth Opportunities suite of initiatives promises better things for young people. But could it also be the start of a sea change for secondary schooling in this country? JOHN GERRITSEN reports

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.

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.

SpeedMeet connects young people with employers

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

Students cooking up a storm for competition

It is getting hot in the kitchen for four students training hard for the Toque d'Or competition.

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