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

 

TEC allocates polytechnics $6 million

16 January 2006

TEC allocates polytechnics $6 million to enhance business relationships

The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) has allocated $6 million to the country’s Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs) to help them build closer ties with business.

The ITP Business Links Fund has been set up to help polytechnics understand what businesses need so they can tailor their courses to meet those needs.

Improving the relevance of tertiary education for students and employers is a major priority for the TEC.

This allocation of Business Links funding is the second of a four year funding round.

“The TEC was impressed with the high calibre of most of the projects in this funding round,” TEC Manager National Team Liaison and Development Ian Elliott said.

“We agreed to fund 16 ITPs on the basis of their initial applications.

“We are working with another four - Telford Rural Polytechnic, Unitec, the Open Polytechnic of New Zealand and Northland Polytechnic to ensure their projects align with the aims of the fund. Funding for these ITPs is conditional on them meeting this requirement.

“Instead of declining funding outright, we are giving them this opportunity because we do not want them to lose the progress they made last year,” Ian Elliott said.

The maximum allocation is $400,000 while the minimum is $100,000.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Legendary Bassist David Friesen Plays Wellington’s Newest Jazz Venue

Friesen is touring New Zealand to promote his latest album Another Time, Another Place, recorded live at Auckland's Creative Jazz Club in 2015. More>>

Howard Davis Review: The Father - Descending Into The Depths of Dementia

Florian Zeller's dazzling drama The Father explores the effects of a deeply unsettling illness that affects 62,000 Kiwis, a number expected to grow to 102,000 by 2030. More>>


Howard Davis Review: Blade Runner Redivivus

When Ridley Scott's innovative, neo-noir, sci-fi flick Blade Runner was originally released in 1982, at a cost of over $45 million, it was a commercial bomb. More>>

14-21 October: New Zealand Improv Festival In Wellington

Imagined curses, Shibuya’s traffic, the apocalypse, and motherhood have little in common, but all these and more serve as inspiration for the eclectic improvised offerings coming to BATS Theatre this October for the annual New Zealand Improv Festival. More>>

ALSO:

Bird Of The Year Off To A Flying Start

The competition asks New Zealanders to vote for their favourite bird in the hopes of raising awareness of the threats they face. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books:
K Emma Ng's Old Asian, New Asian

This book, written by a young second-generation Chinese New Zealander, gives many examples of the racism that Asian New Zealanders experience. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION