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Reform of vocational education needs cross-benches support

Published: Mon 27 May 2019 04:31 PM
In late June the Government is expected to release its plans for polytechnics and industry training providers, a review which will only work if it has cross-party support says the Tertiary Education Union Te Hautu Kahurangi. Read more...

Access to hundreds of global exams

Published: Mon 27 May 2019 03:46 PM
Cantabrians can now take advantage of a local Pearson Virtual University Enterprise (VUE) test centre at Ara Institute of Canterbury’s Madras Street Campus. Read more...

Better health outcomes for Māori

Published: Mon 27 May 2019 02:18 PM
Creating educational programmes that ensure all graduates possess the knowledge and skills expected to engage effectively with whānau and Māori communities, is an important step towards reducing barriers and inequities for Māori in the health ... Read more...

Open Polytechnic celebrates distance learning graduations

Published: Mon 27 May 2019 11:44 AM
To applause from their proud family and friends, Open Polytechnic distance learning graduates from throughout the lower North Island crossed the stage at the Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington recently [23 May, 3.30 pm] to receive their well-earned ... Read more...

Northland Education to Employment Pathways to Be Mapped

Published: Mon 27 May 2019 10:15 AM
200 Secondary School Teachers from throughout Northland will meet at Whangarei Boys High School on 31 May 2019 to grow their understanding of the employment and training opportunities available now in Northland. Read more...

NZ Parents stand strong in support of teachers’ strike

Published: Mon 27 May 2019 09:24 AM
A Facebook group “I back the teachers”, set up for parents and supporters of teachers, has reached 7,000 members in one week. One of the parents who helped establish the group, Marnie Wilton, says until now there wasn’t anywhere for the wider community ... Read more...

CEDA leads 3rd International Education Delegation to China

Published: Fri 24 May 2019 03:07 PM
The Central Economic Development Agency (CEDA) is leading an international education delegation to China to continue building on our work to raise awareness of Manawatu as a number one destination for world-leading education and lifestyle experience. Read more...

Owning your side hustle

Published: Fri 24 May 2019 10:29 AM
Australian ‘side hustle coach’ and social media influencer Ruby Lee inspired UCOL staff, students and local business people when she came to UCOL’s Manawatū campus to share tips on how to get a side business off the ground. Ruby shone with ... Read more...

NZEI Te Riu Roa supports student action on climate change

Published: Fri 24 May 2019 09:27 AM
NZEI Te Riu Roa supports young people taking part in a second strike for climate action today. Read more...

Student project supports wetland improvement

Published: Thu 23 May 2019 03:04 PM
“Global environmental issues seem too big for our small group of students to tackle. But we can take local action right here in Timaru,” says Amy Woodfield. Read more...
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