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Opinion: Josh Williams – Skills done right

As the Government prepares to release proposals to reform New Zealand’s vocational education and training (VET) system, Industry Training Federation chief executive Josh Williams emphasises that the vocational education system must work together to meet the current and emerging needs of industry.

Opinion: Joel Hernandez – Empowering students with better information

New Zealand Initiative policy analyst Joel Hernandez says decisions informed by quality research can help students achieve better life outcomes.

Who’s to blame for the lack of interest in physical work?

Industries like tree planting and fruit picking are facing a shortage of workers, but are young people to blame?

Northland polytech offers helping hand

NorthTec willing to help Taratahi students facing a bleak future

New research busts earnings myth

New research has again busted the myth that university graduates are always financially better off than apprentices and trainees.

Workplace literacy and numeracy unlocks employee potential

A literacy and numeracy workplace programme at has increased trust, collaboration and efficiency at Lifewise.

Apprenticeships and training a tertiary education success story

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.

Work experience helped student pave a career path

A Gateway programme opened up career possibilities for Auckland Girls’ Grammar School student Victoria Penitani while allowing her to earn NCEA credits in the process.

Chris Hipkins announces takeover of Whitireia and WelTec

Chris Hipkins said Whitireia would have had to close its doors this month without a cash injection from the government.

Unitec axes 19 courses and at least 100 jobs in bid to rein in...

New Zealand's biggest polytechnic, Unitec, plans to lay off at least 100 staff and close 19 courses next year as it battles a financial crisis.
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