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Increased Mental Health Support For Te Pūkenga Learners Across The Motu

Thursday, 26 May 2022, 11:00 am | Te Pukenga

Te Pūkenga network is unifying in its approach to supporting its learners to succeed in what remains a challenging environment. By 1 January 2023, Te Pūkenga will be responsible for approximately a quarter of a million ākonga (learners) across Aotearoa ... More >>

PR: Te Pūkenga - Budget Investment Into Vocational Education And Training Applauded

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 7:34 pm | Te Pukenga

Today’s Budget announcement of further investment into vocational education and training has been welcomed by the organisation leading New Zealand’s vocational training. Te Pūkenga was established as part of the Reform of Vocational Education ... More >>

Te Pūkenga And Learners Work Together To Design The Future

Tuesday, 17 May 2022, 2:35 pm | Te Pukenga

Te Pūkenga ākonga (learners) and kaimahi (staff) are working together to develop a system that meets the needs of its ākonga, particularly Māori, Pacific and disabled ākonga who are often underserved. Learner Journey and Experience Deputy Chief Executive ... More >>

Research Into Lead Levels In Meat From Hunters

Monday, 16 May 2022, 9:50 am | Te Pukenga

You can’t smell it, taste it, or see it, but we’ve known for some time that eating or inhaling lead leads to lead poisoning. Lead poisoning is preventable, and the risk of exposure has been reduced by replacing old pipes, removing lead in petrol ... More >>

Displaying Professional Expertise With Ara’s Digital Badges

Wednesday, 11 May 2022, 4:23 pm | Te Pukenga

Digital badges, for displaying on email signatures and LinkedIn, will soon be available to people who complete one of seven Ara professional development workshops. Ara offers affordable and flexible business development workshops to businesses and individuals ... More >>

Te Pūkenga Welcomes Boost To Trade Training

Tuesday, 10 May 2022, 3:35 pm | Te Pukenga

New Zealand’s largest vocational education provider has welcomed the Government’s Budget 2022 announcement to put an extra $230 million into trades training. Education Minister Chris Hipkins and Social Development and Employment Minister Carmel Sepuloni ... More >>

Music Arts Graduate Honoured To Drum At Official Gallipoli Commemorations

Friday, 6 May 2022, 3:47 pm | Te Pukenga

As a member of the New Zealand Army Band, Cameron Burnett, an Ara Music Arts alumnus from 2015 was honoured to be chosen as the ceremonial drummer for both the Dawn Service at Anzac Cove, as well as the New Zealand Service at Chunuk Bair. Current Ara Music ... More >>

Ara Releases NZBS Investigation Report

Thursday, 5 May 2022, 12:35 pm | Te Pukenga

Ara Institute of Canterbury ("Ara") has today released the independent investigator’s report following allegations of inappropriate behaviour made by some students of the NZ Broadcasting School (NZBS). The independent investigation ... More >>

Te Pūkenga Agrees A Plan To Improve Outcomes For All Disabled Learners In Vocational Education Across Aotearoa

Wednesday, 4 May 2022, 6:39 pm | Te Pukenga

On 27 April, Te Pūkenga approved a national strategic disability action plan to improve outcomes for disabled ākonga (learners). This plan provides a unified national strategy across Te Pūkenga, which includes 16 Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics ... More >>

Otago Polytechnic Rolls Out Te Pūkenga Co-branding

Wednesday, 4 May 2022, 10:29 am | Te Pukenga

Otago Polytechnic has taken another key step on its transition journey to Te Pūkenga, rolling out co-branding with the national organisation responsible for delivering vocational education and training across Aotearoa New Zealand. Over the coming months, ... More >>

Te Pūkenga Welcomes Toi Ohomai And Wintec Into The Whānau

Friday, 8 April 2022, 2:06 pm | Te Pukenga

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology (Toi Ohomai) and Waikato Institute of Technology (Wintec) has today announced it will move into Te Pūkenga on 31 May 2022. This early move by the two subsidiary Institute of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs) marks ... More >>

Ara Expands On Local Delivery For South Canterbury Trades Apprentices

Friday, 8 April 2022, 12:30 pm | Te Pukenga

Ara Institute of Canterbury has been working alongside other tertiary education providers to provide flexible trades training for South Canterbury apprentices - showing that collaboration is key to development and shared success within the Te ... More >>

Te Pūkenga Shares International Education Strategy

Friday, 8 April 2022, 11:44 am | Te Pukenga

Providing an outstanding education and learning experience that develops highly skilled and culturally conscious global ākonga that are sought-after by employers is the aim of a new International Education Strategy released by Te Pūkenga. Te ... More >>

Otago Polytechnic Carpentry Learners Prepare To Show Off Skills

Thursday, 7 April 2022, 5:14 pm | Te Pukenga

There will be more than the usual whiff of competitive spirit in the New Zealand Certified Builders (NZCB) Otago ITM Apprentice Challenge this weekend. All nine entrants are apprentices enrolled at Otago Polytechnic - among them twin brothers and a trio ... More >>

Nursing Students Earn While They Learn In Covid Response

Friday, 1 April 2022, 8:04 am | Te Pukenga

A new collaboration between the Canterbury District Health Board and Ara’s Department of Health Practice means that student Grace Fissenden, 20, can help out "in a different way" with the Covid-19 response at Christchurch Hospital. From this ... More >>

NZDF And Te Pūkenga Enter New Vocational Education Agreement

Monday, 28 March 2022, 11:29 am | Te Pukenga

New Zealand Defence Force and Te Pūkenga have signed a relationship agreement that will see both organisations working together to provide world-classing training and qualifications to Defence personnel. This new agreement draws together the training ... More >>

Principles Of Family Violence Intervention Micro-credential Responds To Industry Demand

Tuesday, 15 March 2022, 6:07 pm | Te Pukenga

In 2022 Ara launched a new micro-credential in Principles of Family Violence Intervention, for individuals working across health, social work and government policy to add another tool to their professional toolkit. "Twenty students are enrolled this first ... More >>

Otago Polytechnic Graduate’s Millinery Skills Help Others Mark Academic Milestone

Thursday, 10 March 2022, 10:44 am | Te Pukenga

Otago Polytechnic graduate Katie Mangai has gone to extra lengths to ensure others are able to celebrate their academic success in style this week. Katie, who will be conferred a Graduate Diploma in Design (Distinction), specialising in fashion, ... More >>

Otago Polytechnic Learners Cook Up A Storm Catering To Fellow Students In Isolation

Thursday, 3 March 2022, 1:39 pm | Te Pukenga

A group of Otago Polytechnic learners is catering - literally - to the culinary needs of fellow Dunedin students isolating because of Covid. Otago Polytechnic third-year Bachelor of Culinary Arts learners have developed a student-focused smorgasbord comprising ... More >>

Otago Polytechnic Adds ‘old-school’ Approach To Student Support

Thursday, 24 February 2022, 3:45 pm | Te Pukenga

Otago Polytechnic’s ongoing efforts to support its learners now include additional measures - "old-school" distractions such as board games, books and playing cards. "We have implemented a wide range of measures to ensure the health and ... More >>