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Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment

Associated Ministers

4 September, 2015

Students dig deep to get results

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce and Transport Minister Simon Bridges have today congratulated students from Rutherford College and Green Bay High School for winning the Waterview Connection Schools Challenge.

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25 August, 2015

Proposed merger of two Bay of Plenty polytechnics opens for public consultation

Public consultation on the proposed merger of Bay of Plenty Polytechnic (BoPP) and the Waiariki Institute of Technology has been opened today by Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce.

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24 August, 2015

Women who’ve got a trade have got it made

Associate Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Louise Upston is highlighting the importance of encouraging women to consider a career in trades during Got a Trade Week.

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20 August, 2015

Tertiary Education Institution council members reappointed

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce today announced 15 reappointments to six Tertiary Education Institution councils. These include appointments to three newly-reconstituted university councils, and three leadership positions at institute of technology or polytechnic councils.

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17 August, 2015

Public consultation opens on proposed merger of two Canterbury Polytechnics

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce has today opened public consultation on the proposed merger of Aoraki Polytechnic and the Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT).

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6 August, 2015

Tool Blacks to test skills against world’s best

Associate Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Louise Upston has today wished New Zealand’s WorldSkills team all the best as they head to Brazil for seven days of intense competition.

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5 August, 2015

NZ-Viet Nam education relationship set to grow

Education collaboration between New Zealand and Viet Nam is set to grow following the signing this afternoon of a renewed Education Co-operation Arrangement.

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5 August, 2015

Eleven straight quarters of job growth

The latest labour market data shows continued job growth, with 7,000 more people employed over the last quarter and 69,000 more New Zealanders in work than a year ago.

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4 August, 2015

Improving results for Youth Guarantee learners

Tertiary Education Organisations have increased achievement rates across all sectors, particularly in course and qualification rates for students at Youth Guarantee Providers, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce announced today.

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30 July, 2015

$200 million repaid through overseas student loan borrowers scheme

Overseas-based Kiwis with student loans have collectively repaid more than $200 million in additional repayments towards their outstanding balances through the overseas-based borrowers initiative, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce and Revenue Minister Todd McClay announced today.

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27 July, 2015

Apprentices served well by Code of Practice

Associate Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Louise Upston says apprentices and their employers will have clearer expectations thanks to a new Code of Good Practice.

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20 July, 2015

First two new tertiary councils formed

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce has announced the first two tertiary councils to be established under changes to the Education Act.

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16 July, 2015

ICT Graduate Schools announced in Auckland and Christchurch

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce has today announced the successful hosts of the first two new Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Graduate Schools to be established in Auckland and Christchurch.

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9 July, 2015

Education New Zealand board appointments announced

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce today announced five appointments to the Education New Zealand board.

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7 July, 2015

Two new online assessment tools to lift numeracy and literacy

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce has today launched two new tools to help lift numeracy and literacy.

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29 June, 2015

Appointments to Tertiary Education Commission board

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce today announced three appointments to the Tertiary Education Commission board.

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18 June, 2015

$376k for international education growth

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce has announced $376,325 of co-funding for ten new growth initiatives for the international education sector.

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17 June, 2015

International education growing well

The number of international students enrolled to study in New Zealand grew 13 per cent last year, the highest level since 2004, says Tertiary Education Minister Steven Joyce.

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2 June, 2015

PM’s Scholarships for Asia announced

The first Prime Minister’s Scholarships for 2015 to study at top Asian institutions have been awarded to 140 New Zealand students.

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21 May, 2015

Further $113m boost for tertiary education, skills

Budget 2015 will provide a further $112.3 million of operating funding over four years and $1 million of capital funding to invest in knowledge and skills to grow New Zealand’s economy, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce says.

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7 May, 2015

Four more Centres of Research Excellence Funded

Four more Centres of Research Excellence (CoREs) have been selected by the Tertiary Education Commission at the end of the second round of CoREs funding.

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6 May, 2015

Strong Job Growth Continues

The latest Household Labour Force Survey shows ongoing job growth in the New Zealand economy, while a record labour market participation rate kept the unemployment level steady at 5.8% in the March quarter.

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28 April, 2015

Internationalisation key to student success

The growing need to internationalise the world’s universities to properly equip today’s students for our globalised world was highlighted by Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce at the FAUBAI international education conference in Cuiabá, Brazil, today.

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23 April, 2015

Event recognises International education links

Associate Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Louise Upston has tonight highlighted the importance of Chinese international students in Christchurch.

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23 April, 2015

NZ schools to welcome more Penguins

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce today announced New Zealand has been chosen as the preferred destination to host secondary school students from Chile on the Chilean Government’s scholarship scheme ‘Penguins Without Borders’.

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21 April, 2015

Joyce to strengthen links in Latin America

Strengthening education and trade links will be the focus of Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce’s first visit to Latin America.

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17 April, 2015

Melbourne job fair this weekend

The final event in the current New Zealand job fair series in Australia will take place in Melbourne this weekend, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce and Associate Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Louise Upston announced today.

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16 April, 2015

New TEI Council members appointed

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce today announced eight council appointments to five tertiary education institutions, which include three new council members.

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10 April, 2015

Strengthening school relationships with China

Twenty schools across New Zealand have received NZ$50,000 in total to strengthen their Chinese sister school relationships, Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Steven Joyce announced today.

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7 April, 2015

Māori & Pasifika Trades Training expands

The Government today announced further expansion of the Māori & Pasifika Trades Training initiative with the selection of three new consortia to join the scheme.

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