NZ Economic Recovery and the NZ Education System Keynote

Brad Olsen

Principal Economist at Infometrics

Topic: NZ Economic Recovery and the NZ Education System
Brad will paint a picture of the labour market and economy in terms of COVID recovery, implications and emerging trends seen affecting training and apprenticeships.

NZ Economic Recovery and the NZ Education System Keynote

Olly Newton

Executive Director at Edge Foundation, United Kingdom

Topic: Degree Model Apprenticeships
Olly will provide a rundown of how degree level apprenticeship models in the UK work, and how the work of the Edge foundation uses research to influence policy in order to promote youth employability and education for life.

NZ Economic Recovery and the NZ Education System Keynote

Wolfgang Steinle

Deputy Principal at Kerschensteinerschule, Stuttgart, Germany

Topic: Co-ordination and Co-operation – How Vocational Providers Support Work-based Learning and Apprenticeships in Germany
Wolfgang will give an explanation of Germany’s much respected dual-training model and the unique roles that stakeholders play. Particular focus will be paid to the role of employers and their level of involvement in apprenticeships and assessment as well as how the schools keep pace with industry and technology.

NZVET 2021 Speaker Tania Winslade

Tania Winslade

Deputy Chief Executive, Learner Journey and Experience at Te Pūkenga

Topic: Leaner Support under Te Pūkenga’s operating model
Tania will outline learner persona research work being undertaken as part of the development of the operating model of Te Pūkenga, and the range of service functions being explored to support Te Pūkenga learners around the new national network of VET provision.

Additional plenary sessions

Patrick McKibbin

Patrick McKibbin

Business and Employer Liaison Manager at the Ministry of Education

Topic: Reflections on the school/employer relationship and efforts in the regions
Patrick will offer an update on the intersection of schools and vocational education, the impacts of NCEA change programme on vocational education as a whole and other Ministry of Education initiatives related to vocational education including employer liaison work and connections between employers and schools in the regions.