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Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment

Associated Ministers

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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4 December, 2014

ICT Graduate Schools move one step closer

Six groups have been invited to submit full proposals to operate Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Graduate Schools in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce announced today.

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3 December, 2014

Canterbury Engineering the Future project welcomed

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce today welcomed the announcement of an immediate start to the Canterbury Engineering the Future (CETF) construction project as good news for the University of Canterbury, Christchurch and New Zealand.

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1 December, 2014

Overseas student loans collection hits $150m

The Government initiative aimed at encouraging overseas student loan debtors to start repaying their loans has now netted $150 million in additional payments, and the pace of collection is picking up.

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26 November, 2014

Record number of bachelors degrees in 2013

An annual report on the performance of the tertiary sector confirms that the number of domestic students who completed bachelors degrees in 2013 is the highest ever, Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce says.

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20 November, 2014

Two education initiatives with China

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce today announced the signing with China of two initiatives that will further enhance educational initiatives between China and New Zealand.

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19 November, 2014

PM’s Scholarships for Asia announced

Scholarships have been awarded to 160 top students from around the country to study at Asian institutions next year under the Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia programme.

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5 November, 2014

Steady job growth lowers unemployment to 5.4%

Steady job growth in the September quarter has lowered New Zealand’s unemployment rate to 5.4 per cent in the latest Household Labour Force Survey, the lowest unemployment rate since March 2009.

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22 October, 2014

First NZ job fairs in November

The Government has announced that a series of job fairs will be held in capital cities across Australia to encourage more Kiwis to return home and Australians to settle here to help fill emerging skills gaps and support thriving New Zealand-based businesses.

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