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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.

The woman challenging the ideals of what a great scaffolder should be

Maggie Myocevich became the first woman to sign on for a NZ Scaffolding Apprenticeship.

There’s more to plumbing than you think

Nikita Ward is in her third year of a plumbing apprenticeship and loving it.

Sometimes all you need is a change in direction!

Rody Wiltenburg swapped dairy farming for an electrical apprenticeship and hasn't looked back.

Polytech reform may scare international students

Fears that radical polytechnic reforms will scare off international students have surfaced in a leaked email from a Government agency.

Strong and mixed reactions to the proposed vocational education reforms

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”.

Training shakeup: how will it affect you?

The Government proposes a new national institute to take over all 16 polytechnics and manage most apprentices and industry trainees. Here's how it would affect you.

Rescue plan for polytechnics becomes huge upheaval for apprentices and industry training too

A rescue plan for financially struggling polytechnics has turned into an upheaval for the whole industry training system in the Government's latest radical plan for education.

Drastic changes for polytechs and ITOs

Today’s vocational education reform announcements spell major change and disruption for New Zealand’s Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs) and Industry Training Organisations (ITOs).

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