Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Tertiary Education Strategy delivers for growth, business

5 March 2014

Tertiary Education Strategy delivers for growth, business

The Government’s new Tertiary Education Strategy delivers in the areas needed to help drive economic growth and support business success, says Business Central Chief Executive Raewyn Bleakley.

“This is a comprehensive strategy which will enable tertiary institutions to equip people with the skills and knowledge needed to build a productive and competitive business sector.

“In particular, I’m delighted there is a very strong emphasis on delivering skills for industry and on improving adult literacy and numeracy.

“These are essential elements for an efficient and productive workforce.

“Ensuring the development of skills across the workforce, relevant to industry and business, is a major driver towards the improving productivity needed to achieve higher economic growth”

“Strengthening relationships between education and employers is crucial to achieving that, as is addressing new and emerging shortages in specific areas, such as information and communications technology, and the science, technology, engineering and mathematics skills needed for innovation and economic growth.

“Business will play its part.

“These are New Zealand’s growth areas and the strategy recognises that.

“Having graduates with both transferable skills and specific qualifications that are matched to labour market demand is vital.

“Key also is the emphasis on the literacy and numeracy.

“The workplace is becoming increasingly dynamic and the opportunity to re-skill is essential to many careers, so the emphasis on this is most welcome, as these are crucial skills and competencies for the needs of business.

“Having a diverse and flexible range of foundation skills programmes that reflect learners’ different needs and abilities will mean will show dividends across the workplace in the long run, and that is good for workers and for business.”

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Must Sell 20 Petrol Stations: Z Cleared To Buy Caltex Assets

Z Energy is allowed to buy the Caltex and Challenge! petrol station chains but must sell 19 of its retail sites and one truck-stop, the Commerce Commission has ruled in a split decision that acknowledges possible retail price coordination between fuel retailers occurs in some regions. More>>

ALSO:

Huntly: Genesis Extends Life Of Coal-Fuelled Power Station To 2022

Genesis Energy will keep its two coal and gas-fired units at Huntly Power Station operating until 2022, having previously said they'd be closed by 2018, after wringing a high price from other electricity generators who wanted to keep them as back-up. More>>

ALSO:

Dammed If You Do: Ruataniwha Irrigation Scheme Hits Farmer Uptake Targets

Enough Hawke's Bay farmers have signed up for water from the proposed Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme for it to go ahead as long as a cornerstone institutional capital investor can be found to back it, its regional council promoter announced. More>>

ALSO:

Reserve Bank: OCR Stays At 2.25%

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 2.25 percent, in a decision traders had said could go either way, while predicting inflation will pick up as the slump in oil prices washes out of the data and capacity pressures start to build in the economy. More>>

ALSO:

Export Values Down: NZ Posts Biggest Annual Trade Deficit In 7 Years

New Zealand has recorded its biggest annual trade deficit since April 2009, reflecting weaker prices of agricultural commodities such as dairy products, beef and lamb, and increased imports of vehicles and machinery. More>>

ALSO:

Currency Events: NZ's New $5 Note Wins International Banknote Award

New Zealand’s new Brighter Money $5 note has been named Banknote of the Year in a prestigious international competition. The $5 note was awarded the IBNS Banknote of the Year title at the International Bank Note Society’s annual meeting. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news