Fusion’s response on reforming vocational education and training

“It’s been a broken model for some time, costing money, and not producing the engineers we need at Fusion Networks, so I think they are on the right track….”

Our MD Andrew Gurr, champion of enlightened vocational pathways, attended the launch of the Government’s proposals for reforming vocational education and training.

Andrew says the proposed changes create an opportunity because they support the concept of on-job training as well as off-job learning.

He says the Government understands this is key, along with re-learning on the job, and it’s looking to re-shape this sector to be more learner, industry and re-training focused.

“The industry will actually drive the requirements rather than the academics.”

Watch the space, Fusion is preparing its submission.

As part of the wider national Education Conversation | Kōrero Mātauranga, the Government is reforming the vocational education and training system. This is one of the four “big reviews” that form part of the Education Work Programme.

Below is the detail of all the initiatives from  Kōrero Mātauranga

Reform of Vocational Education

On 13 February 2019, the Minister of Education launched the formal start of public consultation on the Government’s proposals for the Reform of Vocational Education. These proposals aim to create an accessible, affordable, flexible and high quality vocational education system that will provide learners with the training they need in a rapidly changing world.

Consultation runs through 27 March 2019. We are running a number of face-to-face events throughout the country; find more information on the Reform of Vocational Education page. You will soon be able to complete our online survey, or contact us at Vocationaleducation.Reform@education.govt.nzor 0800 462 543.

Tomorrow’s Schools

Our Schooling Futures, Stronger Together l Whiria Ngā Kura Tūātinitini, the report of the Independent Taskforce on Tomorrow’s Schools, was released on 7 December. Submissions, open till 7 April, or any queries, can be emailed to tomorrows.schools@education.govt.nz. Have your say on its recommendations by completing the online survey.

Taskforce-led regional hui on the report will take place in February/March 2019. More information will be available in early 2019.

The NCEA Review

Over 16,000 people engaged directly in the NCEA Review, and over a quarter of these responses were from young people. We are really pleased with this level of participation.

At NCEA Review: Findings from the public engagement on the future of NCEA  you can read what they told us.

Now, the Ministry is working with our Ministerial and Professional Advisory Groups to bring together what we’ve heard, to further test ideas for change, and to look at what a high-performing assessment system should look like in a New Zealand context

Early Learning Strategic Plan

The draft Early Learning Strategic Plan is open for consultation until 15 March 2019. The full length draft plan is available in English and in Te reo Māori and summaries are also available in other languages.

You can also take part in the online survey to have your say on the draft strategic plan.

The Education Work Programme

Find out more about the Education Work Programme, what it’s made up of and how you get involved.

Strategic Plan

The draft Early Learning Strategic Plan is open for consultation until 15 March 2019. The full length draft plan is available in English and in Te reo Māori and summaries are also available in other languages.

You can also take part in the online survey to have your say on the draft strategic plan.

The Education Work Programme

Find out more about the Education Work Programme, what it’s made up of and how you get involved.