Pilot Programme to benefit international students

From the Beehive –  Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce and Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse announced last fortnight details of a pilot programme called, ‘Pathway Student Visa’ aiming to make New Zealand more competitive for international students. The Programme will allow international students to undertake a progression of up to three consecutive programmes of study with selected education…

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Nursing graduates get quicker appointments

Dr Jonathan Coleman –  More than half the nurses who graduated last month have found jobs before they knew their final examination results through the system which matches graduates with employers. The national recruitment system (ACE) provides accurate information much sooner for both nurse graduates and employers. The latest data shows that 677 students (54%) of the 1245 nurses graduating…

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Trade official speaks about potential in India

Venkat Raman –  India provides a challenging but exciting opportunity for New Zealand businesses. That is a statement heard at every meeting, be it organised by the two respective governments, business and professional bodies or social and cultural organisations. Figures are also habitually mentioned as ‘impressive, massive or growing.’ There is little doubt that New Zealand is keen to engage…

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