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
“The Productivity Commission released New Models of Tertiary Education in March, providing the Government with an opportunity to set out a clear vision and the future direction for tertiary education at a time of rapid job creation, where the demand for skills has seldom been higher,” Mr Joyce says. . . . more
The four industry training organisations (ITOs) that provide workplace training across the New Zealand service sector are today releasing a manifesto that sets out a plan of action for meeting a growing demand for skilled workers. . . . more
“International education is our fourth largest export industry and provides jobs for more than 30,000 New Zealanders. It is vital students have a high quality experience while studying in New Zealand. . . . more
A metro school is an innovative model that responds to the need to provide education in intensified urban areas, where the large areas of land associated with a traditional school may be hard to acquire,
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Education is the bridge that transitions people from childhood through to their career. A degree stands as proof of the hard work and learning that both student and lecturer have put into a person’s future.
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The government's new immigration rules are likely to put off many young foreign students from choosing New Zealand institutions, says the International Education Group. . . . more
In consultation with education organisations and in recognition of changing assessor needs, NZQA has been carrying out the staged release of a digital moderation service called the external moderation application. . . . more
Integrating programs into the school curriculum would help break down this barrier to treatment.
"When we go into the school environment and we deliver something to everyone they don't have a choice and that's a unique opportunity to deliver these prevention interventions," Werner-Seidler said. . . . more
The number of organisations accepting IELTS (International English Language Testing System) results has reached 10,000, cementing the test's position as the world's leading English language test for education and global migration purposes. . . . more
The Better Public Service (BPS) goals of growing the number of children in Early Childhood Education, increasing the proportion of 18 year olds with NCEA Level 2 or equivalent, and increasing graduates of Level 4 or tertiary equivalents have all shown fantastic progress, say Education Minister Hekia Parata and Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith. . . . more
Christ’s College is hosting the conference with the 12 speakers comprising a mix of positive education and psychology specialists. . . . more