Timeline tight for critical skills education reform, industries say

Nikki Mandow
Wed, 13 Feb 2019

By Nikki Mandow Feb. 14 (BusinessDesk) - Business and education providers have just six weeks to respond to a radical proposal from Education Minister Chris Hipkins to reform the vocational training system. That’s not enough for such far-reaching and essential reform, some say. Treasury is concerned about a lack of financial specifics in the proposals. However, the minister says change is urgent and needs to start soon for some parts to be ready for 2020. Faced with collapsing polytechnics, falling student numbers and a serious shor...

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