Ministry of Education initiatives

The Secondary Tertiary Alignment Resource (STAR) provides all state secondary schools with additional funding to access courses that provide greater opportunities for students by personalising learning pathways and facilitating a smooth transition to the workplace or further study.

Trades Academies focus on delivering trades and technology programmes to secondary students based on partnerships between schools, tertiary institutions, Industry Training Organisations (ITOs) and employers. Students in Years 9 to 13, interested in a career in trades or technology, can combine study at a Trades Academy with studies towards their NCEA.

The Youth Guarantee is about providing new opportunities for 16 and 17 year olds to achieve education success, and to progress into further education, training or employment.

  • Last changed: 21 November 2014