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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...

Tackling literacy concerns in the workplace

Poor literacy, language, and numeracy skills are a big concern for many New Zealand workplaces. Here we look at the initiatives industry training organisations, learning centres, and the Government are taking to get on top of literacy concerns.

Forum: How will vocational education and training look in this new future?

Registrations are now open for the all-digital New Zealand Vocational Education and Training Research Forum on 12 November 2020.

Students wait for refunds after NZQA closes NZ Institute of Technical Training (NITT)

Students at a private Manukau business school are still waiting for refunds after the school was closed by the NZ Qualifications Authority.

“It shouldn’t matter where training is delivered” – Hipkins

Education Minister Chris Hipkins says we need a vocational education system that seamlessly delivers training needed by industry regardless of whether that training is delivered on the job or through a provider. But others doubt the proposed reforms will achieve this goal. By Jude Barback.

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.

Opinion: Linda Sissons – Schools, employers and all of us need to open the...

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.

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".

There are now more apprentices than university students in NZ

On Monday the Industry Training Federation (ITF) announced the 'Got a trade? Got it made!' campaign, intended to reach out to young people with the message that there's more than one way to launch a career. 

Bay of Islands College takes home ‘Got a Trade! School of the Year’ award

Bay of Islands College's efforts in working with its wider community to deliver work-based learning opportunities for its students were acknowledged at the Got a Trade? Got it Made! Industry Training Awards last week in Wellington.

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