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New software school to help solve tech skills shortage

Thursday, 22 August 2019, 12:41 pm | Developers Institute

A brand new software school is set to open in Whangarei, initially offering a web development and design programme. The school will be the first of its kind in the region and spaces are limited as the newly minted Private Training Establishment ... More >>

Tradies graduating with better prospects than ever

Thursday, 22 August 2019, 10:24 am | Apprenticeship Training Trust

New Zealand’s building and construction skills gap had some relief last night as 42 apprentice plumbers, electricians, gasfitters and drainlayers graduated at the ATT (Apprenticeship Training Trust) awards held at the Auckland War Memorial Museum. More >>

UCOL Whanganui opens its doors

Thursday, 22 August 2019, 9:57 am | UCOL

UCOL Whanganui is set to open its doors to potential students with loads of information and activities available. The Open Day is on Wednesday 4 September and people interested in studying can get familiar with the campus’ programmes and facilities, as well ... More >>

Ngāi Tahu Farming Ravensdown Scholarship opens doors

Thursday, 22 August 2019, 9:04 am | Ravensdown

Ravensdown are pleased to announce this year’s winner of the Ngāi Tahu Farming Ravensdown scholarship, Bayley Coster. More >>

Fresh look at first school in Bay of Islands

Thursday, 22 August 2019, 8:10 am | Kiwa

Two new learning resources aimed at raising a wider appreciation and deeper understanding of te reo Māori and our local history were launched this week at the University of Auckland’s Epsom Campus. More >>

Opportunity to fix the gender pay gap in tertiary sector

Wednesday, 21 August 2019, 4:25 pm | Tertiary Education Union

The time to act around the gender pay imbalance is now. The development of a new tertiary education strategy and the reform of vocational education are perfect opportunities for the government and tertiary education leaders to take action, says the Tertiary ... More >>

Persistent gender pay gap - need for Govt to move faster

Wednesday, 21 August 2019, 2:00 pm | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Figures released by Stats NZ today show a persistent gender pay gap, highlighting the need for the Government to move faster on pay equity settlements. More >>

Creating for a Cause

Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 3:09 pm | Wellesley College

Natchez Hudson is used to working in Wellington city, surrounded by other artists, so helping at Wellesley, surrounded by the sea, the bays and the hills, has seen this artist catapulted into a different working environment. More >>

Got a Trade? Got it Made! SpeedMeets

Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 3:04 pm | Ministry of Education

The Ministry of Education in partnership with Got a Trade? Got it Made! are hosting free SpeedMeets at locations across the country from August 22 to September 25, in conjunction with industry training organisations, local secondary schools and community ... More >>

Marae experience for international students

Tuesday, 20 August 2019, 2:00 pm | Great South

Some of Southland’s international students now know the true meaning of manaakitanga. On Saturday 17 August, 26 international students were hosted on Murihiku Marae for the opportunity to learn more about Te Ao Maori (the Maori world). More >>

BCITO welcomes Centre of Vocational Excellence

Monday, 19 August 2019, 5:45 pm | Building and Construction Industry Training Org

The Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO) is pleased that the Government is moving quickly to establish the first construction Centre of Excellence (CoVE). These are part of the Reforms of Vocational Education with the first CoVE ... More >>

Ministry helping prepare schools for digital curriculum

Monday, 19 August 2019, 4:25 pm | Ministry of Education

A few weeks ago the Education Review Office released a report about the readiness of our schools to implement the new digital technologies learning in our National Curriculum at the start of next year. More >>

New pathways to Jobs for Eastern BoP students

Monday, 19 August 2019, 1:44 pm | TOI EDA

Applications have opened for a new programme about Eastern Bay of Plenty’s booming horticulture industry. It’s for senior school students planning to move into training or work at the end of 2020, and keen on science and technology, business and management ... More >>

Students go on volcano field trip without leaving classroom

Monday, 19 August 2019, 1:42 pm | Earthquake Commission

Thousands of New Zealand students will this week be taking a peek into active volcanic craters without having to leave the safety of their classrooms. More >>

Students go on volcano field trip without leaving classroom

Monday, 19 August 2019, 12:55 pm | Earthquake Commission

Thousands of New Zealand students will this week be taking a peek into active volcanic craters without having to leave the safety of their classrooms. More >>

Holocaust Centre of New Zealand Welcomes New Board

Monday, 19 August 2019, 9:46 am | Holocaust Centre

New Zealand’s leading organisation for Holocaust education and remembrance yesterday elected its Board to spearhead the burgeoning number of projects it has on offer. More >>

Longitudinalstudygivesvaluable insights

Saturday, 17 August 2019, 3:47 pm | NZCER

Longitudinal study gives valuable insights into the lives of New Zealanders in their mid-20s More >>

How large is the pro-gun lobby?

Thursday, 15 August 2019, 4:52 pm | University of Otago

University of Otago Wellington firearms researchers Marie Russell and Hera Cook are querying the Council of Licensed Firearms Owners’ claims about its membership. They are asking COLFO firstly, to substantiate its claim to represent 40,000 members, ... More >>

Business School entrepreneur honoured in Asia

Thursday, 15 August 2019, 4:03 pm | University of Auckland

University of Auckland Business School alumnus and Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Mitchell Pham, has been honoured in Ho Chi Minh City, with the local government recognising his contribution to entrepreneurial leadership and international impact in the city's ... More >>

Dunedin showcased to international education delegation

Thursday, 15 August 2019, 2:17 pm | University of Otago

(Dunedin, 15 August 2019) – An international education delegation visiting Dunedin on Friday 16 August will help to boost the University of Otago and City of Dunedin’s profile in key student recruitment markets the United States, the United Kingdom ... More >>

Collaboration brings new life to laneway

Thursday, 15 August 2019, 1:00 pm | UCOL

A public laneway next to UCOL Manawatū’s creative block has had a makeover thanks to a joint effort by UCOL students and alumni. More >>

Secondary principals to vote on industrial action

Thursday, 15 August 2019, 10:29 am | Post Primary Teachers' Association

Negotiations for their collective agreement started in late May and to date, the unions have received no offer. More >>

Opportunity to recognise others

Wednesday, 14 August 2019, 4:33 pm | UCOL

What do a Professor of Nursing, a Photographer and an Architect have in common? They’re all previous recipients of a UCOL Council Honours Award. Now is the time to put forward those you know who deserve some recognition and a round of applause. More >>

Uri nō Ihumātao - A Panel kōrero with Pania Newton

Wednesday, 14 August 2019, 2:45 pm | Nga Tauira ki Ihumatao

Ngā Tauira ki Ihumātao presents Uri nō Ihumātao - A Panel kōrero with Pania Newton Thursday 15th August 4.30-6.00pm Waipapa Marae the University of Auckland More >>

Government ignores impending childcare disaster

Wednesday, 14 August 2019, 2:07 pm | Early Childhood Council

The latest response by the Ministry of Education to an Official Information Act request confirms nothing is being done to relieve the pressure childcare centres are under as a result of the current teacher shortage. More >>

Ara’s Toque d’Or team plated up gold

Tuesday, 13 August 2019, 3:20 pm | Ara Institute

Yesterday, three outstanding hospitality students from Ara defended last year’s title of Supreme Winner in the prestigious annual Nestlé Toque d’Or student culinary competition and served up a menu that was worth its weight in gold. More >>

Major tertiary education forum bring expertise together

Tuesday, 13 August 2019, 8:55 am | Tertiary Education Union

Major changes are afoot in the tertiary education sector so the timing of the 2019 Voices of the Sector Forum could not be better. More >>

Partnership to identify next generation of rocket scientists

Monday, 12 August 2019, 3:01 pm | Skills Bright Sparks

The highly successful Bright Sparks Competition has rebranded Skills Bright Sparks and partnered with Rocket Lab, the world-leading small satellite launch service founded by New Zealander Peter Beck, to identify the next wave of science, tech, and engineering ... More >>

Health qualifications: wellbeing and community at forefront

Monday, 12 August 2019, 1:57 pm | University of Waikato

The University of Waikato has announced a new Bachelor of Health degree and Certificate in Health and Wellbeing that are putting wellbeing and the needs of our communities at the forefront. More >>

New Bachelor of Health degree

Monday, 12 August 2019, 11:22 am | Waikato University

The University of Waikato has announced a new Bachelor of Health degree and Certificate in Health and Wellbeing that are putting wellbeing and the needs of our communities at the forefront. More >>

Vocational education changes key to boosting student success

Friday, 9 August 2019, 9:13 am | UNITEC

Auckland, 8 August: Unitec, New Zealand’s largest Institute of Technology, welcomes the Government’s focus on student success, meeting skills needs and partnership with Māori. More >>

Social Services Careers

Friday, 9 August 2019, 9:09 am | UCOL

With demand for social service professionals, a Bachelor of Social Services might just be the answer needed to help with the government’s wellbeing review plans. More >>

White and antiracist – stories of backlash from the US

Thursday, 8 August 2019, 11:02 am | University of Canterbury

How do White Americans who are actively antiracist cope with the backlash they sometimes experience? This is the focus of the upcoming Prestige Lecture: Whites Engaged in Antiracist Action: Struggles and Coping Mechanisms , at the University of Canterbury ... More >>

Free Fruit & Vegetables In Schools Receives Top Marks

Wednesday, 7 August 2019, 10:55 am | 5 A Day

AUCKLAND, Wednesday 7th August 2019: Kiwi parents and school principals overwhelmingly back the Fruit & Vegetables in Schools (FIS) initiative and new research shows there’s a strong desire for the Government-funded scheme to be expanded. More >>

New Zealanders’ ignorance of the Holocaust must change

Wednesday, 7 August 2019, 10:09 am | Auckland University of Technology

The release today of a survey showing ignorance of the Holocaust amongst New Zealanders is shocking - but sadly not unexpected, says Dr Melissa Derby. More >>

Time for New Zealand to act like a Pacific nation

Tuesday, 6 August 2019, 9:00 am | University of Auckland

New Zealand needs to adapt to a Pacific future that is already here. That is the message from University of Auckland Pro Vice-Chancellor Pacific, Damon Salesa, who is one of 20 academics taking part in Raising the Bar 2019. More >>

NZTC India prepares to celebrate tenth graduation

Monday, 5 August 2019, 12:57 pm | New Zealand Tertiary College

A rare feat is about to be celebrated by New Zealand Tertiary College (NZTC) as the early childhood teacher education provider prepares for their tenth graduation ceremony in India. More >>

Radical Climate Action presentation at University of Otago

Monday, 5 August 2019, 10:28 am | Professor Richard Jackson

5.15–6.30pm Wednesday 14 August, Archway 3 lecture theatre, corner of Leith Walk and Union St East, University of Otago More >>

Primary principals to vote on further strike action

Monday, 5 August 2019, 9:17 am | New Zealand Educational Institute

Primary and intermediate principals who are members of NZEI Te Riu Roa will vote on whether to increase strike action at a series of nationwide paid union meetings next week from 12 to 15 August. More >>

Ara welcomes national polytechnic Establishment Board home

Friday, 2 August 2019, 4:47 pm | Ara Institute

Ara Institute of Canterbury, along with Christchurch City Council and ChristchurchNZ, is welcoming the decision to locate the new Establishment Board in our city. More >>

Education reform must prioritise needs

Friday, 2 August 2019, 2:56 pm | Public Service Association

The Public Service Association welcomes the government’s commitment to education reform, but says there are widespread concerns about job security during such a significant restructure. More >>

Learning support must be based on needs of children

Friday, 2 August 2019, 2:53 pm | NZEI

The allocation of 623 Learning Support Coordinators to around 1000 schools announced today is based on the Ministry of Education's needs, not children's needs, NZEI Te Riu Roa says. More >>

Bold decision to Unify all Vocational Education is welcomed

Friday, 2 August 2019, 1:39 pm | TIASA

Bold decision to Unify all Vocational Education is welcomed 2 August 2019 For immediate distribution TIASA Te Hononga, the specialist voice and union for allied (non-teaching ) staff throughout the NZ tertiary education sector, today welcomed the Minister ... More >>

Mentoring programme engaging vulnerable youth

Friday, 2 August 2019, 12:01 pm | University of Auckland

A youth development programme that pairs young people alienated from mainstream schooling with University-based mentors is seeing heartwarming results. More >>

Māori-Crown tertiary education advisory group positive step

Thursday, 1 August 2019, 8:26 pm | Tertiary Education Union

Māori-Crown tertiary education advisory group a positive step forward in reform The TEU and its national rūnanga, Te Toi Ahurangi, welcome the announcement Māori will be included from the outset, as key partners in the next stages of the Reform ... More >>

Canterbury students officially open new home and theatre

Thursday, 1 August 2019, 3:51 pm | University of Canterbury

After two years of construction, the new University of Canterbury Students’ Association (UCSA) building Haere-roa, and its Ngaio Marsh Theatre, will be officially opened on Friday 2 August. More >>

It’s the final countdown

Thursday, 1 August 2019, 2:55 pm | University of Auckland

After three years, New Zealand’s largest-ever fundraising campaign is coming to an end. More >>

Younited welcomes Reform of Vocational Education

Thursday, 1 August 2019, 2:48 pm | Younited

Younited Students’ Association welcomes Minister of Education Chris Hipkins’ Reform of Vocational Education announcement today. This announcement helps to reduce the significant uncertainty faced by students at the Eastern Institute of Technology ... More >>

UCOL welcomes step forward for Vocational Education

Thursday, 1 August 2019, 2:21 pm | UCOL

Today’s announcement from Minister of Education, Chris Hipkins, signals an important development in redefining New Zealand’s vocational education training sector, and is welcomed by central North Island polytechnic UCOL. More >>

RoVE announcement a positive step for students

Thursday, 1 August 2019, 1:31 pm | NZ Union of Students' Associations

Students have come out in support of the Minister of Education Chris Hipkins’ announcement on the Reform of Vocational Education (RoVE), as the high level statements are so far a step in right direction towards fulfilling the RoVE student wishlist ... More >>

Pulling together the only way for students and the country

Thursday, 1 August 2019, 1:28 pm | Tertiary Education Union

The announcement today that the government will proceed with unifying the vocational education and training sector will only succeed if the promise to recognise academic, general, and allied staff as sector experts and leaders is implemented fully. More >>

Women on the cutting edge of engineering

Thursday, 1 August 2019, 11:34 am | University of Canterbury

It’s hard to believe that, in this ‘smart’ technology era, it is still controversial for a woman to be an engineer. While a Google software engineer’s 3300-word manifesto that women’s stronger interest in people and “neuroticism” make them less naturally ... More >>

Over 700 sign letter calling for fair deal for Principals

Thursday, 1 August 2019, 9:04 am | New Zealand Educational Institute

Eleven newspapers around the country have this morning published an open letter from 762 primary school board chairs, calling for a settlement that will address the issues that principals face and ensure we can attract and keep excellent leaders in these ... More >>

Paying teachers the minimum wage and salary assessments

Wednesday, 31 July 2019, 2:24 pm | Office of the Auditor-General

31 July 2019: We have written back to Hon Nikki Kaye about concerns she raised with us over some teachers receiving less than the minimum wage, and about the apparent time taken to make teacher salary assessments. More >>

Applications open for new hotel scholarship

Wednesday, 31 July 2019, 1:42 pm | Tourism Industry Aotearoa

Applications are open for a new scholarship for students entering their final year of study towards a career in hotel management. More >>

Proposal for cuts at Whitireia and WelTec must be withdrawn

Monday, 29 July 2019, 4:58 pm | Tertiary Education Union

With the Labour-led government about to imminently announce a major vocational education reform package it is alarming to see the educational opportunities of four communities under threat. More >>

Our teachers matter and so do our children

Monday, 29 July 2019, 4:50 pm | Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood NZ

‘It is great the kindergarten teachers have maintained pay parity with primary school teachers. However, this will create disparity with the rest of the early childhood sector’, Kathy Wolfe, Chief Executive of Te Rito Maioha, Early Childhood New Zealand ... More >>

Professor Robert Wade on how inequality undermines democracy

Monday, 29 July 2019, 1:53 pm | University of Auckland

How concerned should we be with inequality in society? A great deal according to economist Robert H. Wade, Professor of Global Political Economy at the London School of Economics. More >>

UCOL Manawatū set for Open Day

Monday, 29 July 2019, 1:24 pm | Universal College Of Learning

UCOL Manawatū is set to open its doors to potential students with its winter-themed Open Day on 7 August. More >>

Kapiti College first with innovative photography exposure

Monday, 29 July 2019, 9:08 am | Excio

Kapiti College and Wellington-based photography platform and community Excio have partnered to showcase the work of photography students. The College is leading the way in using innovative technologies to offer students an opportunity to obtain worldwide ... More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 

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