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UCOL and Sector Changes

By UCOL on Wednesday, 13 February 2019

A photograph of students in The Atrium at UCOL in Palmerston North

UCOL was present at Parliament for Minister Hipkins announcement about the Reform of Vocational Education today.  UCOL Chairman, Mr Ben Vanderkolk and Chief Executive Dr Lynn, who were at Parliament, are confident about UCOL’s future.

“UCOL will participate in the government’s consultation process and believes in the importance of regional vocational training, work skills that build careers, support for the wellbeing of local communities, and the substantial contribution this makes to the New Zealand economy,” says Dr Lynn.

UCOL has more than 400 highly skilled personnel and is performing well, with 450 more students in 2018 and a financial surplus of approximately $1m.

New and emerging work that UCOL is undertaking on Centres of Vocational Excellence, micro credentials, blended learning and a mantra of flexible learning for adaptive learners have been affirmed today and are an important part of the future.