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Our Progress 2018

June Newsletter Online
14 June 2018

In this issue EEA’s industry analyst Marion Sorez talks about how the micro-credentials model enables employers to more easily lead development of courses offering industry specific knowledge and skills.

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Links between ITPs and high schools
05 June 2018

Newly published case studies give an insight to what works and what doesn’t when setting up links between ITPs and high schools.

Reaching More Students Through Block Courses
Ara has introduced block courses to reach more students and made changes to the existing Electrotechnology course, grown relationships with Māori schools, and is looking at co-teaching courses with teachers.

Growing Relationships With Schools and Industry
NorthTec is growing relationships with schools to highlight engineering and the diploma pathway into an engineering career and launched a Year 13 Engineering Fundamentals programme this year.

Micro-credentials community of practice
25 May 2018

Engineering e2e's micro-credentials community of practice was set up to bring together people with expertise in these innovative delivery models. The community includes people involved in micro-credential initiatives at BCITO - The Building & Construction Industry Training Organisation (ITO), Competenz, Connexis - The Infrastructure ITO, Downer, Fire and Emergency NZ, Manukau Institute of Technology,  NZ Electricity Engineers’ Association,  Open Polytechnic of New Zealand,  Otago Polytechnic,  Skills,  Unitec Institute of Technology, UtilityNZ, and YES Enterprise. NZQA, TEC and MoE staff have also contributed. Two workshops have been held where participants have shared their progress and collaborated on a response to NZQA’s consultation about micro-credentials.

Make the World – Sustainable wins!
25 May 2018

The Make the World campaign continues to generate a high percentage of new visitors every month. We are currently running and ad campaign which features three banners.

 The Sustainable banner receives the most clicks followed by Beautiful.  


May Newsletter Online
14 May 2018

In this issue we state our position on micro-credentials, discuss the IPWEA NZ’s Fostering Our Future programme, and provide an update on the ITP Roadmap 2020 project. 

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Work plan updated
14 May 2018

We have updated our work plan – it covers current initiatives, how they’re progressing and the indicators of success for each one.


Engineering e2e visits engineering tutors
09 May 2018

Over the past few weeks Engineering e2e’s programme lead has visited ITPs around the country to talk with engineering tutors about:

    • Engineering e2e’s six key initiatives
    • Concerns about continuing low enrolments at levels 6 and 7.

There’s been plenty of robust conversation and the response has been generally positive so far.

Other subjects that interested engineering tutors included:

    • What’s been learned about public perception of ITPs and the impact this has on engineering enrolments
    • The benefits of promoting engineering to potential students versus promoting an institution
    • What’s been learned from the secondary-tertiary pathways projects
    • The degree apprenticeship – it’s designed to complement the current delivery of the BEngTech
    • Working with employers to raise awareness of the skills NZDE and BEngTech graduates offer.


Degree apprenticeships info sheet published
19 April 2018

A degree apprenticeship is a work-based degree with on-the-job practical training. Apprentices are employed in industry full time and study part-time, on either day or block courses. They work on business focused projects and assessments, usually based on problems or opportunities in their own workplaces.

We explain why Engineering e2e is promoting degree apprenticeships, the benefits for learners, employers and tertiary institutions, our commissioned research into degree apprenticeship models, and the pilot programme to be launched in 2019. Info sheets are available for most Engineering e2e initiatives.

A submission to NZQA’s consultation on micro-credentials
09 April 2018

The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) is proposing to recognise micro-credentials, alongside qualifications, within New Zealand’s government regulated education and training system from July 2018.

Last week members of the Engineering e2e’s community of practice for micro-credentials in engineering education provided feedback to NZQA as part of the consultation process. http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/about-us/consultations-and-reviews/recognising-micro-credentials/

Members of the community of practice welcomed NZQA’s proposal to recognise micro-credentials within New Zealand’s education system. They acknowledge that NZQA’s process is a necessary step to fit micro credentials within existing settings. However, they considered it to be tentative and to lack strategic alignment to wider Government goals including those for tertiary education and engineering.

Engineering e2e supports the recommendation that NZQA takes a more deliberate approach to developing a series of nationally recognised frameworks; allowing learners to aggregate sets of micro-credentials to get at least partial credit toward a whole qualification. We would also like to see more systematic processes for recognising prior learning and competency among people in employment. A further recommendation is that steps are put in place to maximise the uptake of micro-credentials, particularly aimed at the process of offering micro-credentials in identified areas of high need for employers.

February, March and April newsletters online
06 April 2018

In our April issue we lend our support to TEC’s Roadmap 2020 project, launch phase 2 of the degree apprenticeship programme and feature what we’ve learnt from the secondary-tertiary pathways projects so far.

Resources for engineering employers available online
06 April 2018

Business NZ and Engineering e2e have launched a resource portal that gives engineering employers a single access point for the latest tools to recruit, retain and grow employees. There are national and international examples of good practice that support the development of a diverse engineering workforce. The portal is a form of ‘how to’ guide, with examples of what others have done. See www.ree.org.nz

What we’ve learnt: Developing secondary-tertiary programmes
06 April 2018

Our Secondary-Tertiary Partnership Projects have been running for well over a year now and in our latest case study we talk with project managers about the challenges of developing programmes for school students and the consequent changes they’ve made. Visit our Education section.

He Toki Iwi Industry Māori Engineering Workforce Partnership funded
06 April 2018

Engineering e2e is funding Te Tapuae o Rēhua to implement a programme that will more than double the number of Māori engineering graduates from Ara Institute of Canterbury (Ara) and Otago Polytechnic by 2021.

Over the past two years, the Engineering e2e Steering Group has considered a number of initiatives which could contribute to increasing Māori engineering graduate numbers. In December 2017, the Steering Group approved funding for Te Tapuae o Rēhua, which has a proven track record in working closely with industry to influence training and professional learning and development.

This project will leverage collaboration between Ngāi Tahu, key industry employers, engineering tutors and students to create successful engineering education and employment outcomes.

Evaluation of Engineering e2e programme
09 February 2018

We commissioned Karen Vaughan, New Zealand Council for Educational Research, to evaluate Engineering e2e. Her report looks at how the programme has acted as a ‘systems integrator’ and what can be learned from this. We have added a two-page summary for those who don’t have time to read the entire document.

Engineering e2e evaluation
Evaluation summary

In response to the evaluation, we have focused our plans for the programme over the next two years through six key initiatives.
Six key initiatives

January newsletter online
17 January 2018

Engineering e2e has a lot of projects underway as we enter a fourth year. Our January newsletter looks at: an initiative to double the number of Māori engineering graduates from Ara Institute of Canterbury and Otago Polytechnic; Professor Julia Clarke’s visit to discuss degree apprenticeship programmes at Manchester Metropolitan University; and opportunities for people to promote engineering through existing educational initiatives.

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