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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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28 February, 2015

Information-sharing on student loans welcomed

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce and Revenue Minister Todd McClay have welcomed the announcement of an arrangement that will see Australia and New Zealand share data to assist New Zealand to recoup unpaid student loans of defaulters in Australia.

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19 February, 2015

Education agreement signed with UAE

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce has welcomed the signing of an education agreement to strengthen New Zealand’s education relationship with the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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19 February, 2015

Workforce skills target lifted

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce says better-than-expected Better Public Services results mean the Government is revising the workforce skills target to 60 per cent of 25–34 year olds having a qualification at Level 4 or above by 2018.

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11 February, 2015

NZ signs education agreement with Qatar

Tertiary Education, Skills & Employment Minister, Steven Joyce, has welcomed the signing of an agreement to strengthen New Zealand’s education relationship with Qatar.

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10 February, 2015

Education Amendment Bill passes third reading

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce and Education Minister Hekia Parata today welcomed the passing of the Education Amendment Bill (No 2).

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4 February, 2015

Strong job growth and record labour market participation

The latest labour market data shows continuing strong employment growth with 80,000 more jobs added to the New Zealand economy in the last year.

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3 February, 2015

Funding round targets ed-tech expansion

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce has announced the Government will invest almost $450,000 in co-funding through Education New Zealand towards 12 new growth initiatives in the international education industry.

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21 January, 2015

International education now worth $2.85 billion

International education continues to be a star performer in New Zealand’s export-led growth according to latest data, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce says.

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20 January, 2015

2015 Occupation Outlook App released

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce today released the 2015 Occupation Outlook report and mobile App, which allows students and their families to easily compare the job prospects and incomes of 50 different careers and help them make good study choices, both in tertiary education and at senior secondary school level.

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11 December, 2014

New TEI Council members appointed

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce today announced appointments to four tertiary education institution councils, including two new council members and three reappointments.

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