Otago Polytechnic third-year design students' latest clients were a little different than their usual ones.
It's now a waiting game for Southern polytechnics that have submitted proposals demanding changes to Government plans to reform the sector.
It is worlds away from her old life in India, but when New Delhi-based HR professional Suman Singh decided she wanted a change of career, she knew New Zealand was the place she wanted to go.
Otago Polytechnic, under chief executive Phil Ker, has just given a masterclass in how to respond to proposals that would dismantle the flexibility, independence and entrepreneurial spirit of the...
Representatives of the Kaua'i Community College, on the Hawaiian island of Kaua'i, and members of the island's business community have continued an "extremely positive" visit to Otago Polytechnic and wider Dunedin area.
More than half of trade employers would hire fewer apprentices if the Government implemented its polytechnic proposal, a new survey indicates.
The University of Otago has thrown its weight behind Otago Polytechnic's alternative plan for a national polytechnic merger.
Otago Polytechnic's Phil Ker admits he wasn't pleased at plans to centralise the tertiary institutions. But his frustration galvanised him into action and he's devised a plan to ‘‘refine the reform’’.
The Protect Our Polytech campaign seems to be gaining traction, with Education Minister Chris Hipkins calling Otago Polytechnic's argument "compelling".
Graduating from Otago Polytechnic after completing a degree in only a year was possible with the polytechnic's Capable NZ pathways, a student being capped today says.
Top-quality people could choose to study at other places if Otago Polytechnic loses its edge under a Government plan to merge the country's polytechnics, the Otago Chamber of Commerce says.
Education Minister Chris Hipkins's office has confirmed he will definitely be speaking at a public meeting in the Otago Polytechnic Hub tomorrow night.
Dunedin entrepreneur and recently awarded 2019 New Zealand Innovator of the Year Ian Taylor offers some advice to the Government in the wake of proposed changes to the country’s polytechnics.
As the polytechnic sector faces a major overhaul, it is relevant to note Otago Polytechnic chief executive Phil Ker used to run marathons, writes Shane Gilchrist.
A new Government plan centralising polytechnic structure could "destroy the village in order to save it'' and needs radical change, the head of Otago Polytechnic says.
Southern polytechnics and civic leaders are promising a loud and long campaign against plans to merge the country's 16 vocational training institutions into one national school.
Otago Polytechnic chief executive Phil Ker says he would be ''extraordinarily disappointed'' if the institution was reduced to being a branch office of a national organisation under government plans.
Dunedin city's Mayor, Dave Cull, has expressed fears the independence of Otago Polytechnic is under threat from a pending shake-up of the vocational education sector.