From 1 January 2018, recent school leavers and other people who may have put off doing further education will be able to access fees free tertiary provider based study or industry training.
Career NewZealand’s Māia video series celebrates seven inspiring Māori businesses. Watch their stories plus get tips on employability skills for young people and how they can score a job or start a business! Visit the teacher’s page for advice on how to use it in the classroom.
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) intensive businesses that Teachers in Industry has connected with.
These “Employability Cards” are designed to help schools and businesses to engage with each other. One card for schools and one for businesses:
- each card contains a checklist of five questions;
- each sets out the benefits of engagement for both education and businesses with advice on how to develop effective long-term relationships;
- advice for schools includes suggestions on how and why to connect with local businesses;
- for businesses, the card outlines the benefits of forming links with schools, helping to produce work-ready employees and helping influence career education.
You can view the Vocational Pathways programme guidance documents here.
The Vocational Pathways provide a coherent framework for foundation education and skills training.
The Vocational Pathways assessment resources provide learners with real-world assessment activities that support learning programmes.
The resources may be used by schools and tertiary education providers that have NZQA consent to assess the relevant achievement standards. The following six pathways represent new ways to structure and achieve NCEA Level 2 or equivalent.
- Help students find career opportunities in science.
- Match qualification level to science-rich roles.
- Find out what issues are important for career development.
Do you have students interested in science who are not likely to go to university?
The good news is they don’t have to go to university to get the skills they need to get a rewarding job in a science field. In fact, our research on the science technician workforce shows that many BSc graduates enter the technician workforce without the practical skills they need to do the job.
This is creating issues for employers who don’t want to have to pay for the training they think science graduates should have received in tertiary study. They would preferably take on applicants with practical skills that can be gained through, for example, the New Zealand Diploma of Applied Science qualification. This is available through the Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs).
Participating in Teachers in Industry events could contribute to meeting your Practicing Teacher Criteria
PROFESSIONAL RELATIONSHIPS AND PROFESSIONAL VALUES
Fully certified teachers:
4. demonstrate commitment to ongoing professional learning and development of personal professional practice
- identify professional learning goals in consultation with colleagues
- participate responsively in professional learning opportunities within the learning community
- initiate learning opportunities to advance personal professional knowledge and skills.
In 20 years, Pasifika people will represent a quarter of all new job entrants in Auckland. Pasifika employers talk about the employability skills they want,
Show your students how they can discover and acquire employability skills through different types of activities they are involved in using Careers New Zealand's new posters and activity sheets.
The various businesses that make up NZ Hothouse Group, and job roles within these.
This is a presentation from NZ Hothouse who attended the Teachers in Industry — Connections Workshop, September 2016.
What arborists do at Franklin Trees.
This is a presentation from Franklin Trees who attended the Teachers in Industry — Connections Workshop, September 2016.
From seed to store, the processes involved in growing produce.
This is a presentation from Sutherland Industries who attended the Teachers in Industry — Connections Workshop, September 2016.
The workshop focused on Primary Industries, with six local businesses in attendance and representatives from six local secondary schools. The focus of the workshop was to raise teacher awareness of local industry and employment opportunities for students. It was also a starting point from which we could all learn and move forward exploring future engagement opportunities.