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Boost for literacy and numeracy training in the workplace

The Government's funding injection into literacy and numeracy workplace training will help more employers like Porirua City Council, upskill their staff.

SpeedMeets get students face to face with employers

In a series of SpeedMeets events students will have an opportunity to be interviewed by employers - speed-dating style.

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...

New Institute Establishment Board announced

Following yesterday's vocational education reform announcements, the establishment board for the new Institute of skills and technology has been announced.

Major changes for vocational education confirmed

Under major changes to New Zealand’s vocational education system announced today, industry training organisations will be replaced by industry-led councils and polytechnics with operate as a single campus network. By Jude Barback.

On-the-job teacher training gets a boost

On-the-job teacher training has been given a boost, as the Government looks for ways to increase teacher numbers. Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced a new programme will offer 240 trainee teachers the chance to earn...

Finance Minister Grant Robertson won’t commit to promising a second year of fees-free studies

Finance Minister Grant Robertson won't commit to rolling out free second-year study for tertiary students.

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.

ITO meets Ivy League University to support emerging leaders

Ten emerging leaders with lived experience in the health and wellbeing sector will be given the chance to participate in Yale University’s leadership programme.

ITO applies for judicial review of ROVE consultation period

Skills Active Aotearoa is filing for a Judicial Review challenging the seven-week consultation period for the Reform of Vocational Education which the industry training organisation describes as "rushed and disrespectful".

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