ERIC Number: ED180689
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Combining Education and Work; Experiences in Asia and Oceania: New Zealand.
New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO, Wellington.
New Zealand is committed to reducing unemployment by providing its youth with more skills and appropriate job opportunities. In line with this policy are recommendations to introduce vocational elements into general education and increase secondary level work experience programs in keeping with the detailed legal, labor, and safety guidelines being prepared. Non-formal education, increasingly responsive to continuing and adult education needs, demonstrates much cooperation among educational systems, industry, and the work force. Plans exist for: an entrepreneurial skills training program for small business owners; an updated national apprenticeship program; and expanded preapprenticeship training. In addition, urban labor cooperatives (such as the Te Kaha Trust, a labor contracting concern providing on-the-job training to unskilled, unemployed, generally ex-convict minority labor) are becoming popular. As part of promoting certain industries, the government subsidizes four job creation training programs; (1) Special Training Programs to teach unemployed youth job-seeking, social, and employable skills while they receive unemployment compensation; (2) the First Job Program to place those with limited work experience; (3) the Skill Promotion Program to place the unemployed in jobs with systematic training programs; and (4) the Additional Jobs Program to expand operations. (SB)
Descriptors: Affective Objectives, Agency Role, Cooperative Programs, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Equal Education, Federal Programs, Government School Relationship, Job Development, Lifelong Learning, Nonformal Education, Rehabilitation Programs, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Skill Development, Technical Education, Unemployment, Vocational Education, Work Experience Programs, Youth
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Bangkok (Thailand). Regional Office for Education in Asia and Oceania.
Authoring Institution: New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO, Wellington.
Identifiers: New Zealand