Make no mistake. The Government's initial proposals to change vocational education are massive. They represent a revolution not an evolution.
Protect Our Polytech
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.
Like the Ministry of Education, Prof Richard Mitchell believes New Zealand’s vocational education and training (VET) system is long overdue for change.
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.
It's now a waiting game for Southern polytechnics that have submitted proposals demanding changes to Government plans to reform the sector.
Education Minister Chris Hipkins's office has confirmed he will definitely be speaking at a public meeting in the Otago Polytechnic Hub tomorrow night.
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.
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 Southland Institute of Technology appears somewhat supportive of an alternative vocational education model proposed by the head of the Otago Polytechnic.
The Protect Our Polytech campaign seems to be gaining traction, with Education Minister Chris Hipkins calling Otago Polytechnic's argument "compelling".
More than half of trade employers would hire fewer apprentices if the Government implemented its polytechnic proposal, a new survey indicates.
Carnegie Scholar Vaneeta D’Andrea, an internationally respected expert in tertiary teaching models, writes an open letter to Minister of Education Chris Hipkins in regard to his proposals to...
Work that Otago Polytechnic is doing with Maori partners in the community is so important it is unlikely to be compromised if a national merger proposal goes ahead, polytechnic leaders say.
Thomas Tarurongo Wynne, who is studying for a master’s degree in applied management through Otago Polytechnic’s Capable NZ programme, is based in the Cook Islands.
National Party leader Simon Bridges is adding his voice to the number of local community and business players backing the alternative polytechnic merger proposal put forward by Otago Polytechnic.
An electrical engineering student is undertaking a once-in-a-lifetime project at Otago Polytechnic, as she prepares to programme a $15,000 robotic arm for a young man with cerebral palsy.
Never in her wildest dreams did Charlotte Flaherty imagine she would retrain, at the age of 44, as a mechanical engineer.