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.
National says the Government's plans to reform polytechnics and institutes of technology will lead to 1000 job losses, a radical centralised model, and the closure of polytechs in the regions.
Otago Polytechnic enters the new academic year in good heart, with enrolments up and a healthy surplus expected, chief executive Phil Ker says.
After nearly 15 years at the helm of the Otago Polytechnic chief executive Phil Ker will be retiring at the end of the year.
More than 730 graduands will graduate in person from Otago Polytechnic in two ceremonies this afternoon after marching down the main street with friends and family earlier today.
Once only a heartbeat away from disaster, Kathy Howard has plenty to celebrate when she graduates from Otago Polytechnic today.
Central Otago farmers have their own way of speaking, which makes it interesting for Uruguayan students Lorena Andiarena (21) and Ana Goncalvez (24).
At the start of the Otago Polytechnic's pre-trade carpentry course, some students barely know how to use tools.
Admiring photographs taken by Otago Polytechnic students are commercial design student (front) Michaela Roy and Beth Dick at the opening night of the polytechnic’s design showcase Debrief, last night.
Standing proudly beside one part of her untitled artwork is Kirsty Lewry (25), a student at the Dunedin School of Art at Otago Polytechnic.
An emotional Otago Polytechnic chief executive, Phil Ker, accepted the Baldrige-affiliated Performance Excellence Study Award on behalf of the tertiary education provider this week following a...
Otago Polytechnic third year information technology student Chris Garbutt (middle), shows seniors Laurel McLachlan, of Brighton, and Walter Willmott, of Abbotsford, how to negotiate Facebook.