The new Mana in Mahi – Strength in Work scheme will encourage employers to take on young people on a benefit and help them work towards a Level 4 qualification.
Industries are welcoming the Government's announcement that micro-credentials will be recognised as part of New Zealand's qualifications system as they will help fill skill-driven shortages in the workplace.
Two new online qualifications help provide a new pathway for aspiring sport and recreation leaders.
Polytechs need to improve their training courses for the disadvantaged says Gus Gilmore.
On-the-job training provides a good alternative to university study for many and is helping to plug skill shortages in many sectors.
A new Youth Work apprenticeship programme provides another career pathway for school leavers.
The Opposition has criticised the Education Minister’s decision to remove competitive funding from non-degree study, saying it will exacerbate the challenges faced by our polytech sector.
Education Minister Chris Hipkins is saying the "status quo is not an option" in the future of the country's polytech institutions.