All articles by Dr Jean-Paul Thull

RoVE, CoVEs and WDCs – the reform of vocational education

Minister of Education Chris Hipkins introduced the Education (Vocational Edu-cation and Training Reform) Amendment Bill on 26 August 2019 to create a unified and cohesive vocational education and training system and help New Zealanders prepare for the future of work. A major change is the move of industry training organisations (ITOs), which support apprenticeships and other on-the-job training, to the New Zealand Institute of Skills & Technology and other providers like wananga and private training establishments (PTEs).

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Opinion: Pathway from fossil fuels to sustainable resilient solutions in New Zealand (Part II)

While the previous article (Dec 19) focused on light motor vehicles (LMVs) and looked at the trends and opportunities, this article focuses on heavy motor vehicles. There is a big outcry for battery-operated trucks or hydrogen fuel cell powertrains and less for liquefied natural gas (LNG) or the idea of encouraging the industry to quickly adopt the latest diesel technology to reduce emissions. The first half of this article provides an overview of the broader socio-economic aspects of tackling change, whereas the second part focuses more on the technical details.

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