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Tuesday, April 13, 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.

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".

Manukau Institute of Technology to build new $55m trade training school

Auckland is about to get a new $55 million trade training school to help meet the desperate shortage of tradies.

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.

Hawke’s Bay leaders come together to try to keep EIT in the region’s control

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.

Industry training bodies threaten High Court and Waitangi Tribunal challenges to shakeup

An industry training body is threatening to go to the High Court and the Waitangi Tribunal to delay a radical shakeup of the country's training system.

Passing up university to take on an apprenticeship

Alex Wood says taking on a trade was the best thing he could have done.

How your attitude can change the course of your life

As a former plumbing apprentice himself, Blake Ingram is keen to have apprentices on his crew today.

“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.
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