NZQA must urgently bolster vocational training to alleviate skills shortages

Nikki Mandow
Tue, 29 Jan 2019

By Nikki Mandow Jan. 30 (BusinessDesk) - Government won’t get the skilled construction industry employees it needs for KiwiBuild and other long term housing projects while its tertiary education framework treats trades qualifications as second class citizens. This is the opinion of Warwick Quinn, chief executive of New Zealand’s largest construction trade training organisation, BCITO. Quinn says the current review of the New Zealand Qualifications Framework - NZQF - needs to urgently address the issue of vocational training. Quinn’s ca...

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