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Creating real futures with Vocational Pathways

June 02, 2016

A new national report from the Education Review Office (ERO), and a new survey by the New Zealand Council of Educational Research (NZCER) show that Vocational Pathways are providing relevant options at high school, and clearer pathways from secondary school into work, says the Industry Training Federation.

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Budget 2016 is a good one for skills

May 26, 2016

New investment in apprenticeships, workplace literacy, and Maori and Pasifika Trades Training make this Budget a good one for skills and training, says the Industry Training Federation (ITF). 

Budget 2016 contains several moves that will help develop our skilled workforce.  As well as sorely needed boosts to apprenticeships and Maori and Pasifika Trades Training, the ITF is pleased to see more investment in workplace literacy, which will support 600 more places in 2016 and 900 additional places each year.

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Apprenticeship boost welcome and necessary

May 19, 2016

Today's announcement that 5,500 more apprentices will be supported over the next four years is a welcome and necessary boost, says the Industry Training Federation.

Minister Steven Joyce announced today that $14.4 million will be spent over the next four years. 

“We’re very pleased the government has listened to the sector and recognised this growing demand.” says ITF Chief Executive Josh Williams.

It is also a positive acknowledgement of the role of employers as a critical part of the tertiary sector, delivering relevant skills and qualifications to working people.

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