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The final decision: preparing for the future

I have spoken before about how we are very near the end of a journey that was school; this is of course based on...

Jobs

State of the employment market: Looking good

Women are the biggest winners of the current buoyant labour market. Figures out today showed the 62.8 per cent employment rate for females was the...

Tradies earn as much as doctors

To earn big dollars these days you no longer have to spend years at uni. Tradies are pulling in huge amounts of cash, but the...

Education

Schoolgirl plans essay contest to raise understanding of LGBTI youths

By Lincoln Tan    A 16-year-old girl is organising an essay competition which she hopes will make it easier for teens to open up about their...

Training

Driver shortage being addressed

Efforts to ease the driver shortage in the road transport industry has attracted significant numbers of female students to a Commercial Road Transport Programme being held at Manukau Institute of Technology.

Apprenticeship vs degree – who earns more in a lifetime?

An apprenticeship and career in the trades is just as financially lucrative across a lifetime as a university degree, according to a new report by economic think tank BERL.

Fees Free: From Famine to Feast?

Jody Hopkinson weighs opinion on the Government’s new fees-free tertiary education policy.

What’s the fuss about STEM?

ANNIE GRAHAM-RILEY looks at why graduates in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects are in such hot demand.

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