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11 February, 2016

Force Fit and Occupation Outlook win international awards

The New Zealand Government today received two international awards for the mobile apps ‘Force Fit’ and ‘Occupation Outlook.’

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8 February, 2016

2016 job prospects strong for those into making things

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce today released the 2016 Occupation Outlook report and mobile app which shows job prospects continue to be very good in highly skilled, fast growing industries such as high-tech manufacturing and ICT.

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3 February, 2016

Unemployment figure lowest in seven years

The latest Household Labour Force Survey (HLFS) shows unemployment has fallen to 5.3 per cent, the lowest since March 2009.

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27 January, 2016

Infrastructure programme rich source of jobs

Figures released today show the Government’s infrastructure programme is a significant contributor to jobs across New Zealand, Finance Minister Bill English and Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce say.

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26 January, 2016

Workplace vocational education on the rise

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce has welcomed a report which shows apprentice numbers and completion rates are both up, following the major industry training reforms of 2012/13.

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25 January, 2016

More students completing qualifications in STEM subjects

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce has welcomed figures released today that show a greater proportion of degree-level domestic graduates are completing qualifications in STEM-related subjects (science, technology, engineering and maths.)

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31 December, 2015

NY Honours recognise service to education

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce and Education Minister Hekia Parata have congratulated the twelve New Zealanders who are recipients of New Year’s Honours for their services to education.

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17 December, 2015

Appointments to new CPIT Aoraki council

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce has today announced the Ministerial appointments to the governing council of the new tertiary institution for Canterbury, which merges Aoraki Polytechnic and Christchurch Institute of Technology (CPIT).

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17 December, 2015

Appointments to NorthTec Council

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce today announced two new appointments to the Northland Polytechnic (NorthTec) council.

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15 December, 2015

Support for Pacific language education

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce and Minister for Pacific Peoples Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga have announced $763,000 funding for the Pasifika Education Centre in South Auckland.

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11 December, 2015

Addressing skills shortages in dairy farming

Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Steven Joyce and Minister for Social Development Anne Tolley have welcomed the launch of the Canterbury Farm Capability Society Group Employment and Training Scheme for farm workers.

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9 December, 2015

New Polytechnic for Bay of Plenty region

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce has today announced his intention to establish a new polytechnic in the Bay of Plenty that will better service the tertiary education needs of the Bay of Plenty region.

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8 December, 2015

2015 PM’s Scholarships for Asia announced

The 2015 Prime Minister’s Scholarships for Asia have been awarded to 152 students from across New Zealand.

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7 December, 2015

Board appointments to Victoria University, AUT & Unitec councils

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce today announced nine appointments to three tertiary education institution councils.

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4 December, 2015

Alignment of NZ and Australian qualifications frameworks

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce has welcomed the release of a report which aligns the levels of the qualifications frameworks of New Zealand and Australia.

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3 December, 2015

Strong growth for international education

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce has welcomed the latest International Education Snapshot Report which shows international student enrolments have increased 13 per cent over the January-August period when compared with 2014.

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1 December, 2015

Medical students’ borrowing limits extended

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce has today announced changes to student loan borrowing for long undergraduate programmes in medicine, optometry, dentistry and veterinary science.

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27 November, 2015

New visa to grow more value from international students

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce and Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse have announced a new student visa designed to make New Zealand more competitive for retaining and attracting top international students.

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26 November, 2015

Southland to get new Trades Academy

A brand new Trades Academy will open in Southland next year, meaning secondary school students in every region of the country will now have the opportunity to gain practical skills while studying towards NCEA credits and tertiary qualifications, Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Steven Joyce and Education Minister Hekia Parata announced today.

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25 November, 2015

More opportunities for Maori and Pasifika Trades Training

Changes to the Māori and Pasifika Trades Training (MPTT) programme from next year will open the door to trade careers for more Māori and Pasifika learners, Tertiary Education Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce and Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell announced today.

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24 November, 2015

Study confirms NZ’s commitment to education

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce and Education Minister Hekia Parata have welcomed a new report showing that New Zealand invests a larger portion of its public spending in education than all but a handful of other OECD countries.

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24 November, 2015

New tourism and hospitality college for Northland

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Associate Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment, Louise Upston have welcomed the announcement today of a new tourism and hospitality college that will open in Northland early next year.

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19 November, 2015

Greater access to workplace literacy and numeracy training

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce has announced changes to the Workplace Literacy and Numeracy Fund which will see more workers be able to access training.

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17 November, 2015

NZ and Viet Nam universities celebrate partnerships

Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment, Steven Joyce has today joined representatives from the University of Waikato, Victoria University of Wellington and Auckland University of Technology (AUT) to witness the signings of their new strategic partnerships with selected Viet Nam institutions.

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16 November, 2015

Student Loan info to be shared with Australia

A tax bill introduced to Parliament today will allow information on student loan borrowers living in Australia to be shared between Inland Revenue and the Australian Taxation Office, ensuring defaulters pay their outstanding loan balances.

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15 November, 2015

Strategic Education partnership with Viet Nam

Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Steven Joyce has today signed a new education partnership with Viet Nam.

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10 November, 2015

Canterbury Polytechnics to merge

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce has today announced that Aoraki Polytechnic will merge with Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT) to create a new larger tertiary institution that will provide Canterbury-wide access to high quality 21st century vocational education.

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4 November, 2015

Unemployment rises 0.1 per cent

The latest Household Labour Force Survey (HLFS) has reflected the softening of the economy in the first half of the year, which is expected to pick up in the next six months.

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3 November, 2015

More flexibility for tertiary enrolments

The Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment, Steven Joyce, has today announced that some tertiary providers and Industry Training Organisations (ITOs) running courses in high demand will be given increased flexibility to grow their student numbers without waiting for annual or bi-annual funding approval from the Tertiary Education Commission.

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3 November, 2015

Productivity Commission to examine new models of tertiary education

Finance Minister Bill English and Tertiary Education Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce have asked the Productivity Commission to review new and emerging models of tertiary education.

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