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Associated Ministers

16 April, 2014

Overseas student loans collection hits $100m

Over $100 million of additional taxpayer money has now been collected from overseas-based borrowers in an initiative that will help keep the scheme sustainable for future students and taxpayers, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce and Revenue Minister Todd McClay say.

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15 April, 2014

Industry Training & Apprenticeships Amendment Bill passes third reading

Legislation that completes the Government’s comprehensive reforms to industry training today passed its third and final reading in Parliament.

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21 March, 2014

Address to Festival of Education, Export Education Symposium, Auckland

It is my pleasure to be here this afternoon and can I say how pleased I am to see international education on the agenda.

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17 March, 2014

Orientation for Maori and Pasifika Trades Training Students at Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec)

I want to thank Kura Moeahu and Waiwhetu Marae for the warmth of your welcome. It is always good to return to this marae, a marae which lives up to its name, Aroha ki te tangata.

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16 March, 2014

Joyce opens education fair in Jakarta

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce today opened an education trade fair in Jakarta that continues the push to grow New Zealand international education in Indonesia.

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14 March, 2014

New TEI Council members appointed

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce today announced 20 appointments to 13 tertiary education institution councils, which include two new council members.

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13 March, 2014

New legislation to strengthen the education sector

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce and Education Minister Hekia Parata welcomed the first reading of the Education Amendment Bill in Parliament today, which will make a number of legislative changes aimed at strengthening the education profession.

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13 March, 2014

Four organisations to receive direct industry training funding

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce today announced the first four organisations to receive direct Government funding through the Industry Training Fund direct funding pilot.

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6 March, 2014

Tougher rules for overseas-based borrowers

The Student Loan Scheme Amendment Bill (No. 3), introduced in August 2013, passed its final stages in Parliament today.

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5 March, 2014

Speech to the Higher Education Summit

Today I’m going to outline and launch the new Tertiary Education Strategy for 2014-19.

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5 March, 2014

Improved effectiveness & lower compliance in PBRF

Tertiary education research funding will be simplified and strengthened in changes announced today by Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce.

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5 March, 2014

New tertiary strategy targets key challenges

Providing more learners with skills that industries need, building international linkages, strengthening research-based learning, and performing better for at-risk groups and second-chance learners, are all part of the new Tertiary Education Strategy released today.

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25 February, 2014

Free Occupation Outlook App released

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce today released the free Occupation Outlook 2014 mobile app that gives young people and their families instant and easy access to the latest career information.

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18 February, 2014

Youth Guarantee helping young people achieve

Around 1,000 more young people remained in education at age 17 and more young people achieved NCEA Level 2 because of Youth Guarantee programmes, a new Ministry of Education report shows.

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13 February, 2014

Student loan bill passes second reading

The Student Loan Scheme Amendment Bill (No 3), which changes repayment obligations for overseas-based borrowers and tougher measures for persistent non-payers, passed its second reading in Parliament today.

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12 February, 2014

NZ welcomes Chilean scholarship students

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce today welcomed the arrival of 96 top-performing students from Chile to study in New Zealand.

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12 February, 2014

$465,000 to boost international education

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce today announced the Government will invest $465,000 co-funding a dozen new growth initiatives in the international education industry.

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11 February, 2014

Reforms of university & wānanga governance to proceed

The Government will proceed with its plans to reform university & wānanga governance councils to create smaller, skills-based councils that can respond more quickly and strategically to the challenges of modern-day tertiary education, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce says.

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10 February, 2014

More youth in work - up nearly 10 per cent

The latest HLFS employment figures show the Government’s focus on young people is paying off, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce and Social Development Minister Paula Bennett say.

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5 February, 2014

Greens making stuff up about wages and jobs

Greens leader Russel Norman has joined his Labour colleague David Cunliffe in being caught making stuff up about the economy, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce says.

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5 February, 2014

Job numbers grow; unemployment down

Latest labour market data confirms further growth in job numbers and a decline in the unemployment rate from 6.2 to 6.0 per cent, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce says.

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29 January, 2014

Māori & Pasifika Trades Training scales up

The Government today announced the first seven groups selected for the expansion of the Māori and Pasifika Trades Training initiative.

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14 January, 2014

2014 Occupation Outlook report launched

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce today released the 2014 Occupation Outlook report, a comprehensive overview of job demand, likely incomes, and training requirements for 50 different career options across New Zealand.

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13 January, 2014

2014 starts with simpler training system for NZ

2014 will start with a much simpler vocational training system that is easy to navigate for employers, trainees and educators, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce says.

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19 December, 2013

New TEI Council members appointed

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce today announced appointments to eight tertiary education institution councils, which include four new council members.

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18 December, 2013

Apprenticeship Reboot extended to 14,000 places

High demand for the Government’s Apprenticeship Reboot means the Government has decided to add another 4000 places on top of the 10,000 already funded, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce says.

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11 December, 2013

PM’s Scholarships for Asia announced

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce today announced that 89 outstanding New Zealand students have been selected to study at top education institutions in Asia next year as part of the inaugural Prime Minister’s Scholarships for Asia.

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25 November, 2013

International Education Snapshot released

Canterbury's international education industry is showing strong early signs of recovery with a 6 per cent increase in students according to latest data, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce says.

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22 November, 2013

August tertiary enrolment numbers reflect workplace recovery

The latest enrolment numbers for the tertiary sector are consistent with forecasts, with a slight decline in total numbers for the first eight months of this year.

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20 November, 2013

New construction school for Wellington

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce today announced that the Wellington Institute of Technology and Whitireia New Zealand will be investing $13.6 million in a new Regional School of Construction for Wellington.

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