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Government to roll out major reforms of vocational education

New Zealand’s government is to merge the country’s 16 polytechnics into a single institute that will operate from a regional head office, as part of a major overhaul of national vocational training.

Education minister Chris Hipkins has announced seven major changes to the system, with the reforms set to start in April 2020 and continue over three years. He has also appointed an Establishment Board, which will be based in Christchurch, to oversee the reforms.

“We have given a great deal of thought to how to minimise disruption, and listened carefully to the concerns of employers, staff and students,” he said in a government statement.

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