Govt. needs to invest in skills and learning to stem youth unemployment

Posted By TEU on Feb 5, 2010 |

The minister of tertiary education needs to end the EFTS cap in universities, polytechnics and wānanga to give young people who want an education the chance to learn, says TEU national president Dr Tom Ryan.

“New Zealand’s tertiary institutions, especially our polytechnics, can help young people get the skills they need to find jobs. But they can’t do it when the government is preventing them taking on these young people as new students. The government needs to remove the student cap it has imposed on tertiary institutions and let in these young people.”

“It is one of the simplest actions it can take to sort out youth unemployment” said Dr Ryan.

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