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Monday, June 14, 2021

New research busts earnings myth

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

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.

Driver shortage being addressed

Efforts to ease the driver shortage in the road transport industry has attracted significant numbers of female students to a Commercial Road Transport Programme being held at Manukau Institute of Technology.

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.

Fees-free: from famine to feast?

Jody Hopkinson weighs opinion on the Government’s new fees-free tertiary education policy.

What’s the fuss about STEM?

ANNIE GRAHAM-RILEY looks at why graduates in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects are in such hot demand.

Apprenticeship kick-starts beautiful career

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

Youth Work apprenticeship programme provides career pathway

Interested in youth work? A new apprenticeship programme provides a great career pathway for school leavers.

Young Māori and Pasifika Building Graduates Positive about the Future

This year one hundred and eighty WelTec and Whitireia students across the Wellington region were part of the Māori and Pasifika Trades Training (MPTT) scheme.
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