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Monday, June 14, 2021

Apprenticeship vs degree – who earns more in a lifetime?

An apprenticeship and career in the trades is just as financially lucrative across a lifetime as a university degree, according to a new report by economic think tank BERL.

New research busts earnings myth

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

There’s more to plumbing than you think

Nikita Ward is in her third year of a plumbing apprenticeship and loving it.

Just say ‘yes’: the secret to beginning a great career in hairdressing

Kodie North encourages aspiring hairdressers to grab every opportunity during their apprenticeship – a philosophy that is certainly paying off for one of HITO’s talented apprentices.

The woman challenging the ideals of what a great scaffolder should be

Maggie Myocevich became the first woman to sign on for a NZ Scaffolding Apprenticeship.

So you want to be … an insurance broker?

An intensive training programme has been designed to show young Gen Z adults just how diverse and interesting this particular field can actually be.

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.

Apprenticeship kick-starts beautiful career

Machaela Robbins says her HITO beauty therapy apprenticeship has been “rewarding and fun”.

WelTec graduate gets dream engineering job straight out of course

Philip Moore has long loved learning the mechanics of how things work, and as a child was always taking things apart and putting them back together.

Upskilling to support Wellington’s homeless

Six support workers, some with lived experience, are about to embark on their own journey of learning with support from industry training organisation, Careerforce.  DCM (formerly Downtown Community Ministry) works with people who experience being homeless. The organisation which recently celebrated its 50th birthday, provides services...


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