A group of youths who had been struggling to find and hold jobs were working hard yesterday - with help from a local initiative.
Connecting secondary school students to a range of career options and local employment opportunities is the key aim of a new service.
The government needs to address the country's skill shortage in the trade sector says Chief executive of the Employers and Manufacturers Association, Kim Campbell.
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.
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.
Editor JUDE BARBACK attends the inaugural Careerforce Workforce Development Conference Graduation and Awards Ceremony in Wellington.
A hundred international business students at the International College of New Zealand will be forced to start their studies all over again elsewhere - after the school lost accreditation for three of its business courses.
DR STUART MIDDLETON says we should look to non-English speaking countries for ways to form better pathways from secondary school into tertiary education and vocational training.