Manukau Institute of Technology


Jill Jones, president of the TEU branch at the Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT), describes the impact market driven funding has had on institutions like MIT and her hope for the new government. It was Thursday, 19 October and my evening class at Manukau Institute of Technology was drawing to a close. The students had been working in small groups. As they packed up to leave, I noticed one young woman staring intently at her laptop...

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Vocational education at crisis point

Vocational education at crisis point


Posted By on Nov 10, 2017

Upheaval in the polytechnic sector continued this week with the announcement of a proposed management restructure at the Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT). MIT bosses are proposing to replace seven faculty heads with three campus managers. The announcement comes just days after NorthTec outlined plans to cut jobs and close its Rawene and Kerikeri campuses. Earlier this week arts students at NorthTec launched an online...

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A private, for-profit provider is set to open in Manukau next month and will compete directly with the local, publicly-owned polytechnic. Aspire2 will open for business in August and aims to profit from around 500 construction, allied and engineering students each year. Its new campus will be on the doorstep of the local public provider, Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT), which already offers a wide range of trade qualifications....

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Manukau Institute of Technology’s commercial training division, EnterpriseMIT, has been the subject of a 14-month investigation. Three EnterpriseMIT courses were under investigation, according to the New Zealand Herald. These include KeyStep, an outreach programme for young people who have disengaged from school, training or work, a finfish aquaculture course and a skippers’ course designed for the commercial fishing...

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Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) plans to make big cuts to Foundation Studies and English as well as reviewing Visual Arts; all areas that have already experienced recent cuts. In 2014, MIT halved the number of people working in its Foundation Studies and English programmes. TEU Organiser Chan Dixon says the polytechnic’s senior managers have left both programmes to flounder since then. “The people who remained after...

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“Fast food” degree papers in Manukau

“Fast food” degree papers in Manukau


Posted By on Jul 14, 2016

Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) plans to compress 17-week long degree papers in accounting, economics and law into eight weeks. TEU members, who make up most academics who work at the polytechnic, are opposed to the decision. TEU branch co-president Jill Jones says there is no evidence that the change will benefit domestic students. “This is pedagogically unsound and it will damage MIT’s reputation, but worse, it will leave...

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