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Awards highlight excellence at UCOL

Published: Mon 18 Feb 2019 03:13 PM
Recipients of UCOL’s annual Quality Recognition Awards have been announced, showcasing the exceptional work of staff operating across the tertiary institution. Those receiving awards set the bar very high with their dedication, innovative thinking, and pursuit ... Read more...

Stress and long hours for school leaders at all-time high

Published: Mon 18 Feb 2019 11:07 AM
More than a quarter of primary school principals and leaders are working more than 61 hours per week. And the teacher shortage, which is impacting on class sizes and students' education, is the fastest growing source of stress for school leaders (a ... Read more...

NZ Maori Council launches National Taskforce on Education

Published: Mon 18 Feb 2019 09:09 AM
New Zealand Maori Council launches new National Taskforce on Education – the goal: create lifelong learning infrastructure for all Read more...

Mayor concerned at proposed polytechnic shakeup

Published: Fri 15 Feb 2019 04:18 PM
Mayor of Dunedin Dave Cull says he’s extremely concerned that the proposed restructure of New Zealand’s vocational training sector could weaken the innovative autonomy of Otago Polytechnic and deprive the city of the considerable benefits the Polytechnic ... Read more...

Reforms of NZ vocational education “bravest move in decades"

Published: Fri 15 Feb 2019 03:58 PM
The Tertiary Institutes Allied Staff Association (TIASA) which represent non-teaching – (allied/professional) - staff throughout the NZ tertiary education sector, says the reform of vocational education proposals released by Education Minister Chris ... Read more...

UCOL Commits to Students and Regions

Published: Fri 15 Feb 2019 01:19 PM
UCOL is committed to ongoing consultation with Iwi and communities, and remains focused on providing certainty to students amongst the Minister’s proposed reform of vocational education. Read more...

Vocational Education Reforms – Ensuring a student focus

Published: Fri 15 Feb 2019 09:55 AM
Yesterday Minister Chris Hipkins revealed the government’s vision for Vocational Education with a number of proposed changes being identified, that will impact on New Zealand Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITP’s). Despite the reveal ... Read more...

Tertiary training overhaul bodes well for Waikato

Published: Fri 15 Feb 2019 09:54 AM
Waikato is well placed to benefit from a proposed vocational education system overhaul, says Mary Jensen, CEO of Smart Waikato Trust, education-to-employment leaders. Read more...

A new future for work skills training in NZ

Published: Fri 15 Feb 2019 09:22 AM
QPEC welcomes the Minister's refreshing approach to Vocational Education, including the proposal for a new funding model for the sector that removes competition among institutes. We look forward to much enhanced certainty, stability, and equity for ... Read more...

A chance to improve early childhood education training

Published: Fri 15 Feb 2019 09:05 AM
The Minister of Education’s bold proposal for reform in the polytechnic sector announced on Wednesday could have a positive impact on those early childhood teachers who access their training through polytechnics by reducing unnecessary competition ... Read more...
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