The Government’s Reform of Vocational Education (RoVE) decision was announced on 1 August. As noted, the first steps are being taken towards the new system. The announcement made it clear that this will be a process that will take quite some time.
For our schools, this means that there will be minimal change in the next couple of years.
ServiceIQ will continue to offer its resources and Gateway programme to schools, inclusive of Māori Tourism Cultural Camps. We will make sure you are kept up to date with any changes and the information you need to continue educational delivery.
TEC also has advice for students and employers:
- Future and current students, apprentices and trainees – if you are already studying or want to study or do apprenticeships, keep enrolling, studying and working towards your goals. You will see minimal change over the next couple of years and your studies will not be impacted. You will still be able to complete your qualifications and credentials through your chosen provider. The support services that are currently available to you will remain unchanged.
- Employers – keep hiring apprentices, encouraging your people to enrol and working with your industry training organisations for your training needs. On-the-job training isn’t stopping and won’t be replaced by off-the-job training. Apprenticeships and on-the-job training will continue to be a priority and are essential to the New Zealand economy and helping us tackle current skills shortages.
You can get updates on RoVE here.