Together we’ve fought hard to ensure all New Zealanders have access to quality public tertiary education that transforms lives. But this can only happen if polytechnics have a strong future.
Once again we need to step up and remind politicians to put students before profits.
This week the Industry Training Federation launched a major advertising campaign opposing a proposal to put polytechnic staff in charge of the coordination and support need for on-job training. This opposition is based on industry training organisations wanting to hold onto a ‘market share’, not on learner needs.
As trained educators we have always defended quality vocational education and training for all learners – no matter whether on-campus or on-job. We know that quality comes from ensuring learners have access to quality tutors and support services.
You can help by signing our open letter on vocational education and training – teu.ac.nz/campaigns/rove and then sharing the link with your colleagues and friends.
We support integrated on job and on campus education and training.
What do we want politicians to guarantee:
• that all New Zealanders will have access to vocational education;
• that there will be a high-trust system where staff have autonomy to be creative and adaptable; and,
• that we will have a stable, sustainable, and coordinated public vocational education system
Please click through and sign today