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Polytechs brace for change

As the institutes of technology and polytechnics (ITPs) sector readies itself for potential major consolidation, the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) has called for the Government to significantly increase funding to the sector and to prioritise the needs of staff and students.

Hipkins: “Great outcome for Telford students”

The Telford campus of Taratahi Agricultural Centre has been spared for at least another 12 months thanks to the Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) who will take over the campus.

Out of the computer lab and into the cloud

After looking at the apps students wanted to use and their preferred devices, Otago Polytechnic made the decision to implement a more collaborative learning system.

PM Jacinda Ardern announces $100m regional employment scheme to focus on Māori, Pasifika people

The Government is ploughing more than $100 million into regional employment, focused on Māori and Pasifika people, in another series of announcements made in the lead-up to Waitangi Day.

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.

Opinion: Kathy Wolfe – When will the Ministry take action on the shortage of...

While schools are facing teacher shortages, Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand Chief Executive Kathy Wolfe urges the Government not to forget about similar recruitment challenges faced by the early childhood education sector.

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?

Response: Peter Reynolds – ECE centres are not “nasty corporates”

Chief Executive Officer of the Early Childhood Council Peter Reynolds responds to Peter Lyons' opinion piece which criticises the early childhood sector for its focus on corporatisation.

Demand for qualified ECE teachers spurs return to education

Proposals to move towards a 100 per cent qualified workforce in early childhood centres will prompt many experienced but unqualified ECE teachers to get qualified says one ECE training provider.
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