May 10, 2016
Hubs to guide NCEA path
The Education Ministry has contracted Te Wananga o Aoteraroa to create what it’s calling learning hubs to help Maori get the National Certificate of Education Achievement.
Minister Hekia Parata says it’s one of a range of initiatives targeting 16 to 18 year olds, such as the Count Me In scheme to get young reengaged with schooling.
The Express to Success hubs will initially operate in Kaikohe, Mangere, Hamilton, Kawerau and Gisborne.
They will be open one evening a week, when whanau can go along to identify a workable education plan for their child to get NCEA 2.
"Our providers will work with them to map what credits they need to get, whether those make a meaningful qualificaiton, which provider in the local area will be able to work with them and how do we support them to be successful," Ms Parata says.
A similar plan for Pasifika youth using churches helped raise pass rates.
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