Posts Tagged "Budget 2011"


Tertiary Update Vol 15 No 25 Labour MP Megan Woods has asked tertiary education minister Steven Joyce to explain how his Skills for Canterbury programme is funded and what the results have been. In Budget 2011 the government announced a $42 million Skills for Canterbury initiative to train people to meet additional labour demand for the reconstruction of Christchurch. The initiative included up to 3000 more construction-related...

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Trades training sparks political debate

Trades training sparks political debate


Posted By on Sep 15, 2011

Opposition leader Phil Goff and tertiary education minister Steven Joyce debated trades and skills during question time in Parliament last week.   Mr Joyce told Parliament the government has increased the output of industry training by 14 percent since 2008. “That is why we have created 16,500 more full-time places across the tertiary sector since 2008, and that is why we have introduced the Youth Guarantee, which will provide...

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The budget is due today and we already have a good sense of what it will mean for tertiary education. For most the big tertiary education issue in this year’s budget will be whether it affords new opportunities for people to study or limits people’s chances to study.  In recent weeks government pre-budget announcements have focused on the government’s measures to limit access to student loans. NZPA reported this week...

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