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Outline of vocational training in New Zealand [microform]
Bib ID 5192335
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Australian Dept. Of Labour And National Service, Perth
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1966 
14 p. 

New Zealand has a population of 2.6 million and an economy based upon agricultural exports. The Department of Education is responsible for primary and secondary schools. Education is free, compulsory, and secular for all to age 15, and free to age 19. In the first 2 years of secondary education, beginning at age 13, study is in general subjects followed by specialization in the third year for a school certificate examination. The third year may be followed by attendance at a technical institute. A further year of study is required for university entrance. Technologists are trained in six universities. Nonuniversity technical education is provided in secondary schools, technical institutes, and technical colleges. Technical teacher training for the technical institutes is in the experimental stage. One-third of the boys leaving post-primary schools enter an apprenticeship in one of 36 trades in government-supervised program for an average term of 10,000 hours. Employers are required to release apprentices for 120 hours a year at normal pay rates to take technical training. Apprentices are also required to attend evening classes once or twice a week during their first 3 years in most industries. Special training for maori boys from remote county districts has been instituted. No formal vocational training schemes for training adults in trade work has been established, but persons over age 18 may enter into special contracts of apprenticeship in certain circumstances. On-the-job training is common in industry and public service. A commission of enquiry into vocational training recommended that a vocational training act be introduced to cover apprenticeship and technical trainees. (jm)


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Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Apprenticeships.  |  Economic Development.  |  Educational Planning.  |  Foreign Countries.  |  General Education.  |  Industrial Training.  |  Teacher Education.  |  Technical Education.  |  Vocational Education.  |  New Zealand
Other authors/contributors Australian Dept. of Labour and National Service, Perth
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