Students are enrolling by the droves in health, engineering and information technology in New Zealand. Primary industries and environmental studies are popular too, but not the once-dominant degrees of bachelor of arts (BA) and bachelor of commerce (BCom). . . . more
A major report released today shows that New Zealand has a significant and growing digital skills shortage, primarily due to the speed and scale of the increase in demand for tech skills. . . . more
Whether they struggled in school or have English as a second language, there are plenty of reasons why employees may benefit from some lessons in literacy – however, one HR head says it’s impossible to help unless staff feel comfortable speaking up. . . . more
he New Zealand government will undergo a review of offshore education agents, with a potential introduction of regulatory measures in the future, according to Labour minister, Priyanca Radhakrishnan.Speaking at a rally organised by the Migrant Worker Association, Unite Union and Auckland Unitarian . . . more
Their stated aim was nothing less than to "change the conversation around education in New Zealand".
They want schools, teachers, parents and, most importantly, students to know employers are not necessarily looking for recruits with academic or technical qualifications for skilled roles in their companies. Instead, they are looking for evidence of the attitudes, motivation and adaptability requi . . . more
The index ranked New Zealand 88.9 out of 100, taking first place overall and best teaching environment, with Canada just over two points behind, and Finland, Switzerland and Singapore completing the top five. . . . more
New pilot for supporting disengaged young people which will help them to stay in education longer and achieve better outcomes in life. . . . more
The Equality Network is asking for politicians to commit to a truly free education, which will benefit all children, irrespective of their household incomes. . . . more
The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) now requires all polytechnics and private institutions to get its approval if they want to run their own English testing for students from 'low-risk' countries.
Previously, institutions with the authority's highest quality rating - Category 1 - did not require NZQA approval. . . . more
Young trainees and apprentices will be sharing their success stories with keen young kiwis during next week’s ‘Got a Trade? Got it Made!’ week. . . . more