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Election 2011 - Party Policies - Education - Skills Development

Election 2011 - Party Policies - Education - Skills Development

Skills Development

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  • Support schools as 'community learning centres' that offer learning opportunities for learners of all ages, and provide educational, art, sporting, recreational, and cultural resources for the community, including children and young people learning at home. (more here)

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  • Ensure no-one leaves school without moving to employment or training.
  • Support the creation of quality apprenticeship schemes that can train young people in trades training, without the burden of high tertiary education fees.
  • Introduce a scheme to create new community service jobs for those currently unemployed.  This would involve work in schools, hospitals, retirement villages, kuia/koroua flats, and community organisations.  Workers would be paid the minimum wage instead of a benefit, and workplace adult literacy and numeracy learning would be provided where required. (more here)

Not set out on their website.

  • Further reduce the number of qualifications  at levels one to six – to simplify the whole pathway for trades and skills qualifications.
  • Establish a new ‘starting-out’ wage – a minimum wage set at 80 per cent of the adult minimum wage. This will be available for 16- to 19-year-olds who meet certain criteria, and are starting work with a new employer, in recognised industry.
  • Provide 1500 places for 18-to 24-year-olds in the Limited Service Volunteer programme.
  • Provide 1000 places for 16- to 24-year-olds in the Skills for Growth programme.
  • Provide 3000 places for 16- to 24-year-olds in Job Ops with Training.
  • Provide 12,500 Youth Guarantee places in the wider Youth Guarantee from 2014.
  • We will use the Tertiary Education Commission’s new Industry Training Register to monitor the progress of trainees in 
    different industries around the country. (more here)

  • Support the Adult and Community Education sector's 10 year sector strategy, "Real Value: Investing in Ordinary People - Adult and Community Education in New Zealand," and work with the sector to achieve its implementation.
  • Develop a strategy for adult and community education that determines the most appropriate provision of learning opportunities in both urban and rural settings.
  • Establish a network of ‘rural education posts’ to serve as adult and community education information centres and meeting places and providers, utilising existing educational facilities.
  • Increase funding for adult literacy programmes, including those in workplaces, and ensure that every community education centre runs such programmes.
  • Increase funding for budget advice programmes, and ensure that every community education centre runs such programmes. (more here)

 

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Days to the General Election: 22
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