Otago Polytechnic

The Otago Daily Times is again providing extensive coverage and support of Otago Polytechnic in the face of the Government’s proposal to reform the vocational education sector. Here’s a summary of media articles in the past week:

In a strongly worded piece on 13 July, Otago Polytechnic CEO Phil Ker urged the coalition Government to respect some fundamental truths.

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On 19 July, the ODT noted in an editorial: “The Government, including Dunedin North MP David Clark, can talk all it likes about local committees or advisory boards and the need for flexibility to meet local needs. But the reality is a centralised model will over time degrade and destroy the vitality, flexibility, innovation and local commitment vital to the southern polytechnics.”

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An excellent long-form feature article by Bruce Munro in the Weekend Mix magazine on 20 July examined the track record of centralisation, highlighted what is at risk and provided clear examples of Otago Polytechnic’s benefits to the community. 

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A proposed expansion of the Otago Polytechnic's Central Campus is an example of ''the future of vocational education''.

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Otago Polytechnic’s "ecosystem" is under threat, Ray O’Brien says in an opinion piece on 15 July.

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Thursdays are Otago Polytechnic academic Caroline's McCaw's favourite day of the week. 

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A new digital tool, called i am capable, has been developed to help Otago Polytechnic students identify and develop their transferable skills.

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Otago Polytechnic has been bucking the trend when it comes to declining numbers of men enrolling in the past decade

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Unlocking information on different iwi and hapu will hopefully help New Zealanders with Maori heritage strengthen their identity, says Otago Polytechnic IT student Kane Dunn, recipient of a Matawaka Scholarship.

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Published on 17 Jul 2019

Orderdate: 17 Jul 2019
Expiry: 30 Jul 2022