Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 


Ambitious Targets For Industry Training

MEDIA RELEASE
(Attention Chief Reporters – for immediate release)

Ambitious Targets For Industry Training


Labour’s industry training policy sets ambitious targets for the next five years said Marilyn Brady, Chairperson of the Industry Training Federation (ITF).

“Strong growth, the introduction of an education and training leaving age and establishing a research centre – these are ambitious but entirely appropriate goals,” said Ms Brady.

Labour has committed to increasing the number of learners engaged in industry training from the present 95,000 to 250,000 by 2007.

“This is a stretch target but one we welcome,” said Ms Brady.

“Managing this level of growth will require support from government, from employer- and employee-organisations, and from providers,” she said.

Labour also plans to introduce an education and training leaving age of 19.

“We have an ageing workforce and many industries are struggling to recruit skilled young people. The leaving age strategy should improve the supply of skilled young people for employment and for further education and training,” said Ms Brady.

The ITF also strongly supports the establishment of a national centre for vocational education and training research.

“Research is essential. We need robust information on the returns on investment from training, on international best practice, and on how to engage women and Maori. A research centre, not necessarily bricks and mortar, is critical to the realisation of the growth targets and to confidence that the investment in training is making a difference to New Zealand,” said Ms Brady.


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Electronica: Restoring The World’s First Recorded Computer Music

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan Turing. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Nō Tāu Manawa

Vaughan Rapatahana responds to Fale Aitu | Spirit House by Tusiata Avi: "fa’afetai Tusiata, fa’afetai, / you’ve swerved & served us a masterclass corpus / through graft / of tears & fears..." More>>

9 Golds - 21 Medals: NZ Team Celebrates As Rio 2016 Paralympic Games Close

The entire New Zealand Paralympic Team, led by kiwi sprinter and double gold medallist Liam Malone as flag bearer, are on the bus to the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro for the Closing Ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games. There, they will celebrate the fantastic successes of the past 10 days. More>>

ALSO:

New Zealand Improv Festival: The Festival Of Moments To Return To The Capital

The eighth incarnation of the New Zealand Improv Festival comes to BATS Theatre this 4-8 October , with a stellar line-up of spontaneous theatre and instant comedy performed and directed by top improvisors from around New Zealand and the world. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news