Joint mayoral submission to show combined strength

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2019-03-29T11:20:00 Pacific/Auckland

The combined Mayors and Chairs of Otago and Southland in collaboration with Otago Polytechnic and SIT have delivered a joint mayoral submission to the Tertiary Education Commission outlining a proposal that combines all the strengths of the existing system while addressing the deficiencies the Minister has identified as needing rectified.

As Chair of the Southern Zone Mayors, Clutha Mayor Bryan Cadogan said the Mayors and Chairs of Otago and Southland met with SIT and Otago Polytechnic and agreed that the combined strength of the two preeminent polytechnics would show considerable force in relation to the Reform of Vocational Education.

“We are united in our view that the proposed centralisation of polytechnics would have considerable impacts on both the Otago and Southland regions and believe our proposal allows the degree of autonomy required to maintain the vigour and independent initiatives for New Zealand’s Polytechnic’s while ensuring the critical changes that all agree is required in the sector are still able to be instigated.”

Submissions on the reform close on April 5.

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