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News in February 2020

By Colin McDiarmid 8384

Designing Workforce Development Councils

The RoVE programme team is working with industry, ITOs and other key stakeholders on how WDCs will be established.

An important part of the approach is the...

Gill Jamieson 4820

The future of work-based learning in New Zealand

Each year more than 240,000 people in New Zealand access vocational education and training via the country’s 16 Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs), three wānanga,...

Addressing Fake News

This week the Education (Vocational Education and Training Reform) Amendment Bill received the Royal Assent so it is now an Act of Parliament and has become...


Online consultation now open

Today we are embarking on the next stage in our public conversation about the name of the new national Institute, and on behalf of the IST...