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...
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.
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.
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.
Ara Institute of Canterbury hosted the Hon. James Shaw yesterday in an open-forum discussion at Te Ōhaka with students, staff and a group of founders of associated ‘sustainable’ start-ups.
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”.
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.
In 2012, when Cori Pokotea left college without a NCEA qualification, she never thought that one day she would be providing an essential service through a global pandemic. Having graduated with a New Zealand Certificate...
Even if gaining a Trades qualification from Ara Institute of Canterbury may take a few years, graduate prospects seem brighter than ever.