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Education - Skill Development

ACT The Liberal Party Rodney Hide

set out

Green Party of Aotearoa New Zealand Metiria Turei

Support schools as 'community learning centres' that offer learning opportunities for learners of all ages
Promote teaching of nutrition, basic cooking, gardening skills, and the origins and production of food within the core curriculum

New Zealand Labour Party Hon Chris Carter

Provide funding for an additional 5,000 Modern Apprenticeship places, taking the total number of Modern Apprentices to 14,000 in 2008
Allow up to twenty per cent of Modern Apprentices in any industry to be above the current age limit of 21
Continue towards our goal of having 250,000 people participating in structured industry training
Work with small and medium sized enterprises and the self employed to lift participation in training
Explore the possibility of establishing a structured cadetship programme as an alternative to institutional training for those entering associate professional roles

Maori Party Te Ururoa Flavell  
National Party of New Zealand Katherine Rich

Boost trades, skills and workplace training
Supports low-cost courses that meet a range of community aspirations and needs ... support growth in adult education
Investigate innovative programmes to encourage young New Zealanders to choose farming as a career
Investigate the establishment of more training facilities such as Smedley Station and Training Farm in Hawke’s Bay

New Zealand First Hon Brian Donnelly

Continue to refine and develop industrial training with the ultimate aim of ensuring that all young people are either in work or participating in industry training
Maintain and expand industrial and vocational training programmes
Ensure that farmers and other rural workers are able to access industry training funds
Develop a "community wage" scheme to allow businesses to offer apprenticeships and other training schemes through a 'topped up' weekly wage system
Review ITOs, with a view to using successful organisations as a model to establish best practice across the sector

Progressive Coalition Hon Jim Anderton  
United Future New Zealand Judy Turner

Enable new parents to enrol in adult education while their children attend early childhood education
Introduce a family literacy programme to enable parents to learn the essential skills necessary to understand much of the printed material encountered in everyday life

You can find the policy positions of more parties by checking these websites.
Alliance New Zealand
Democrats for Social Credit
Direct Democracy Party
The Republic Party of New Zealand

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