Summit sets the stage for better learning with India

Venkat Raman New Zealand’s education sector including universities and tertiary institutions, officials of the government and government agencies should learn to realign their courses, programmes to cater to the changing needs of people in the emerging economies. This was among the highlights of ‘The Education Summit’ organised by the India New Zealand Business Council (INZBC) under the theme, ‘Knowledge, Skill…

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Exploitation of Indian students getting worse

Sourced Content (Radio New Zealand) John Gerritsen Immigration New Zealand believes that Indian business owners are deliberately targeting Indian foreign students as cheap labour and charging them thousands of dollars for jobs that lead to residence. Business Model Documents obtained under the Official Information Act say the practice is an established business model, with some businesses developing relationships with private…

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Driving lessons at schools smoothen career path

Staff Reporter A new study at Massey University has recommended Compulsory driver’s licence education at secondary schools. It said that a driver’s license will make a big difference in helping young people get jobs. Dr Peter Rawlins, author of the ‘Steering Aotearoa Driving Training Pilot Report,’ said that his evaluation of a programme in Central Hawke’s Bay highlights multiple benefits…

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Government must learn from INZBC Education Summit

Venkat Raman Ministers and Government officials attending the Education Summit scheduled to be held on August 4, 2017 must learn the importance of association with quality education providers, professional institutions, and experts in education, rather than playing to the gallery and wooing voters in the upcoming general election. The Summit, organised by India New Zealand Business Council (INZBC) comes at…

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From Course to Career, it’s a guided path at MIT

Sponsored Content Edwina Mistry Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) takes pride in producing graduates who are ready to make a meaningful contribution in the workplace from Day One. Getting people into great jobs is our purpose. MIT’s Faculty of Business and IT walks the talk. Work Placement Programme We provided work experience opportunities for 435 students last year with close…

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$6 million for occupational disease and alcohol research

Staff Reporter The Health Research Council of New Zealand (HRCNZ) has awarded about $6 million to two researchers at Massey University to conduct research on ‘Occupational Disease in New Zealand’ and ‘International Policy and its Impact.’ These are a part of five research programmes which have received $24.85 million, in addition to 51 research programmes that have received $56.5 million…

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Fulbright New Zealand scholars announced

Staff Reporter Sixty New Zealand graduate students, academics, artists and professionals were honoured as Fulbright grantees at a ceremony held in Parliament on June 19, 2017. Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith, who was present at the ceremony, said that Fulbright New Zealand provides opportunities for promising graduate students to complete a post- graduate degree at an American university in…

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