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Sport, recreation and performing arts generate $6.2 billion

Thursday, 30 January 2020, 2:06 pm | Skills Active

New Zealand’s active industries delivered a whopping $6.2 billion in gross domestic product (GDP) in 2018, according to new research from Skills Active Aotearoa. More >>

Growing the apprenticeship model in the outdoors

Wednesday, 29 January 2020, 3:19 pm | Skills Active

Outdoor recreation instructor Christopher Gilbertson, known to one and all as Gilby, is inspiring his students through the medium of the outdoors – and his passion has been captured in a brand new video . More >>

Acknowledging the departure of a highly-respected leader

Friday, 24 January 2020, 1:10 pm | Skills Active

After nearly 10 years as chief executive of Skills Active Aotearoa, Dr Grant Davidson will be leaving in February 2020. More >>

Skills Active appoints an acting chief executive

Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 10:23 am | Skills Active

Bentham commences his role effective Tuesday 14 January, on a three-month fixed term. He brings considerable senior leadership experience combined with deep educational knowledge. More >>

Skills Active applauds decision on WDCs

Tuesday, 17 December 2019, 12:51 pm | Skills Active

The Education Minister today announced the new Workforce Development Councils, which will take over the skills leadership role of the industry training organisations (ITOs), including Skills Active. More >>

Looking inwards and outwards at National Outdoors Hui

Wednesday, 4 December 2019, 11:02 am | Skills Active

A one-day event for collaboration and conversation among outdoor recreationalists, hosted by Skills Active Aotearoa, has generated plenty of energy for positive change. More >>

Nelson boxing gym a powerhouse of positive change

Monday, 25 November 2019, 11:37 am | Skills Active

Nelson’s Victory Boxing reaches out to people from all walks of life, but the heart of the organisation is its youth programme – and now that programme is in the spotlight in a brand new video from Skills Active Aotearoa. More >>

Gov failure to listen destroys Māori vocational training

Friday, 21 June 2019, 4:04 pm | Skills Active

On the eve of a Cabinet paper recommending radical and controversial changes to the polytech and on-the-job training sector, leaders representing the sector have accused the government of “thumbing its nose” at the interests of over a hundred ... More >>

Vocational reform threatens Māori education taonga

Saturday, 20 April 2019, 12:08 pm | Skills Active

A contemporary Treaty of Waitangi claim filed on Thursday is further evidence of growing opposition to the government’s proposed Reform of Vocational Education, according to Skills Active Board member Des Ratima, who lodged the claim at the Waitangi ... More >>

Skills Active gets the ball rolling on judicial review

Tuesday, 16 April 2019, 8:55 pm | Skills Active

Skills Active chief executive Grant Davidson went to the Wellington High Court on Monday to file an application for a judicial review of the insufficient consultation period for vocational reform. More >>

ITO model is working for our Māori learners: Skills Active

Tuesday, 16 April 2019, 10:21 am | Skills Active

Skills Active Aotearoa is dumbfounded at claims from a representative of the polytech sector that a high level of Māori achievement in industry training can be replicated under the proposed mega-polytech. More >>

Skills Active Aotearoa applies for a judicial review

Friday, 12 April 2019, 6:57 pm | Skills Active

Skills Active Aotearoa, the industry training organisation for sport, recreation and performing arts, has instructed its lawyers to file an application for a Judicial Review challenging the rushed and disrespectful seven-week consultation period for ... More >>

Skills Active submission on vocational

Thursday, 11 April 2019, 3:44 pm | Skills Active

In a detailed submission on the Reform of Vocational Education, Skills Active Aotearoa has outlined its vision of a strong, unified on-job training system that serves more employers and learners. More >>

Skills Active considers Judicial Review

Friday, 22 March 2019, 2:45 pm | Skills Active

Skills Active Aotearoa, the industry training organisation (ITO) for sport, exercise, recreation and performing arts is considering a Judicial Review to force the Minister of Education to extend the consultation process for the Reform of Vocational Education ... More >>

New qualification to upskill talented technicians

Friday, 22 March 2019, 10:23 am | Skills Active

The technical experts who create magical performances and events have a new qualification to harness their skills, through Skills Active Aotearoa, the industry training organisation for the performing arts. More >>

Extension to Reform of Vocational Education labelled paltry

Wednesday, 20 March 2019, 3:24 pm | Skills Active

The Chair of Skills Active Aotearoa, the ITO for sport, exercise, recreation and the performing arts, has described the one-week extension for submissions on the Reform of Vocational Education as “paltry”. More >>

ITO chair issues wake-up call to protect training for Maori

Tuesday, 12 March 2019, 5:25 pm | Skills Active

ITO chair issues “wake-up call” to protect on the job training for Māori More >>

Vocational education reform: Keep the baby, change the bath

Tuesday, 26 February 2019, 10:12 am | Skills Active

There are better options for tertiary education reform, says Skills Active Aotearoa CEO Dr Grant Davidson. More >>

Driven by a vision of better health for Pasifika people

Thursday, 21 February 2019, 9:50 am | Skills Active

Latu To’omaga had a career teaching group fitness in some of New Zealand’s biggest gyms – but he didn’t see many Pasifika faces looking back at him in his classes. More >>

To dismantle a thriving ITO sector is illogical

Thursday, 14 February 2019, 12:21 pm | Skills Active

Skills Active Aotearoa, the ITO for sport, recreation and performing arts, applauds the Education Minister’s decision to make a much-needed step-change to stem the flow of money into supporting the failing polytechnic network in New Zealand, says ... More >>



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