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.
As charter schools await the Education Ministry's decision this week on whether they will transition to schools of designated character, a Treaty of Waitangi claim is underway appealing against the lack of consultation regarding the closure of the charter schools.
Submissions on the Education Amendment Bill regarding the removal of charter schools and National Standards were heard by the Education and Workforce Select Committee today.
The country's teachers are set to vote on whether to accept a Government pay offer or take widespread industrial action.
The Government has set up an advisory group to replace National Standards in schools – but has kept it quiet, apparently because of public criticism of the proliferation of policy review groups.