April 11, 2013
Training providers learn to teach Māori
There’s been a jump in the performance of Māori doing workplace training.
The Tertiary Education Commission says between 2010 and 2011 credit achievements went up from 55 to 62 percent and the number of Māori completing programmes went up from 46 to 56 percent.
Mark Oldershaw, the Chief Executive of the Industry Training Federation, says Māori learners are getting more out of training as providers learn more about their needs.
The federation has been looking at what affects the performance of Māori learners in workplace-based training such as apprenticeships.
Mr Oldershaw says it shows training organisations need to acknowledge the importance of the wider family to Māori.
Māori learners prefer to work in teams, and they also benefit from the attention of older mentors.
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