#175 – On Vocational Reform in New Zealand with Shaun Gear, MOE
Welcome to the next episode of The Voctech Podcast: learning continued series, a new series from The Edtech Podcast, supported by the Ufi Voctech Trust and Ufi Ventures. You can follow the conversation using #voctechpodcast and #voctech.
What’s in this episode?
This week I’m in conversation with Shaun Gear from the Ministry of Education in New Zealand to talk about vocational learning reform. We talk about improving standards in vocational learning, how to involve the wider community outside of training providers and employers, and creating hubs of best practice.
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Shaun Gear, Integration Adviser – Employer, Business and Industry, Ministry of Education of New Zealand
Helping young Kiwis’ have a choice.
Future-focused Education to Employment Specialist. Skills, not Scores!
Enabling integration and thought leadership between Young people, Educators, Business, Employers and Industry. Twitter: @ShaunGear1
Quotes from this episode
References from this week’s episode
- Education (Vocational Education and Training Reform) Amendment Bill
- New Zealand Labour Government
- Minister of Education, Chris Hipkins
- Pacific Community
- Unitec Institute of Technology
- Manukau Institute of Technology
- Institutes of technology and polytechnics in New Zealand
- Industry training organisations (ITOs)
- Earn and learn model
- Read the bill on the NZ Legislation website
- Seven key changes
- Workforce Development Councils
- Regional Skills Leadership Groups
- Tertiary Education Commission (TEC)
- Māori Crown partnerships
- The Māori
- Te Taumata Aronui
- New Zealand Institute of Skills & Technology
- Centres of Vocational Excellence
- Fees free policy
- Apprenticeship levy
- Community of learning model
- Millennium Cup
- Go with Tourism
- Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED)
- Digital Technologies Curriculum
- Pathways in Technology
- Pam Fergusson Charitable Trust
- Ministry of Education New Zealand
Thank you to the Ufi Voctech Trust & Ufi Ventures
Our aim is to help improve vocational skills in the UK’s workforce by funding digital solutions for vocational learning. We only fund activity that is ‘scalable’ through technology, ie projects that use digital methods to widen access to vocational learning. While digital learning solutions are potentially open to all, we are especially keen to assist digital projects which involve post-school age vocational learners that have failed to be engaged by the education system. Contact: email@example.com, Head of Communications, Ufi Voctech Trust. Ufi Ventures offers early-stage ventures finance and support that draws on the depth of Ufi’s experience in developing digital technologies for skills needed for work. We can invest from £150,000 up to £1m as equity or debt into early-stage companies who share our mission and meet our investment criteria. We are keen to collaborate and co-invest with other value-aligned investors interested in the opportunity presented by the changing nature of work and skills. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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