Stakeholder News November 2021

4 Nov 2021

header news   Stakeholder News | November 2021 It has been an interesting few weeks for tertiary education in New Zealand, with the lead-up to and release of Te Pūkenga’s proposed operating model for vocational training. We’re working through the detail here and what it means for the West Coast so we can provide feedback. At this point, the model goes as far as setting out what Te Pūkenga does, who for, how and where. Details about organisational structure and exactly where we all fit in will come after this engagement process. We’re always interested to hear your thoughts on what’s important for our region and we welcome you’re feedback – you’ll see more detail in the newsletter. Meanwhile, work and study continues as we push toward Christmas; it was great to see our team supporting the recent Covid-19 Super Saturday events and a good result for the West Coast. The announcement of two cases of Covid-19 in Christchurch last week was a very timely reminder for everyone to get vaccinated and stick to our Alert Level 2 rules. Stay safe everyone. Alex Cabrera Chief Executive Feedback sought on model for learning sharevoice Te Pūkenga is reimagining the way tertiary vocational training is delivered across New Zealand. As a subsidiary of...

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TPP Training for Work students top national work stats

1 Oct 2021

TPP Training for Work students top national work stats 1 October 2021 Tai Poutini Polytechnic’s Training for Work programme has once again topped the country in its work to support students into jobs through the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) programme. Over the year to June, 83% of the Polytechnic’s Training for Work students remained in jobs for longer than three months. This is the top result for any national provider of the programme and is a significant jump on the national target of 50%. The Training for Work programme is focused on getting MSD clients into jobs on the West Coast. It runs for 13 weeks, teaching skills that help people go through the interview process, what’s expected in the workplace and gain relevant qualifications to help students to achieve their goals. Polytechnic Manager Teaching and Learning Annabell Dey says tutors have continued to take a strong learner-focused approach to the training over the past year and it is pleasing to see such good results. “We spend time with each person to get to know them, what they want to achieve and what makes them tick. By putting our learners at the centre of our training, we really can create great outcomes...

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