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ITI Member Articles

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Winston Peters’ irresponsible comments risk damaging international education

New Zealand First Leader Winston Peters’ continuing attacks on foreign students risks damaging New Zealand’s reputation internationally and could cost hundreds of New Zealanders their jobs. Feroz Ali, Chair of Independent Tertiary Institutions (ITI), an industry body representing fourteen large private tertiary establishments, says such remarks are incorrect, irresponsible and potentially very damaging to a $2.85 billion industry. “A senior politician who has served as Minister of Foreign Affairs should know much better,” said Mr Ali.
Whitecliffe Graduates Jump at Summer Break Opportunities

Whitecliffe Graduates Jump at Summer Break Opportunities

Whitecliffe Graduates Jump at Summer Break Opportunities
TLC student gets some real-world creative experience

TLC student gets some real-world creative experience

TLC student gets some real-world creative experience
ITC short course inspires Rotorua students

ITC short course inspires Rotorua students

ITC short course inspires Rotorua students
Secondary and Tertiary Providers Team Up for Health

Secondary and Tertiary Providers Team Up for Health

NZCC (New Zealand Career College) has formed a partnership to help South Auckland high school students pathway into the health sector.
Whitecliffe Students Commissioned by Fletcher

Whitecliffe Students Commissioned by Fletcher

Whitecliffe Students Commissioned by Fletcher for Three Kings mural painting
NZMA construction gives back to the community

NZMA construction gives back to the community

Construction students from NZMA in Otahuhu have teamed up with not-for-profit organisation Habitat for Humanity to help eliminate sub-standard housing.
ITC student scores highest mark in New Zealand for IATA qualification

ITC student scores highest mark in New Zealand for IATA qualification

ITC student scores highest mark in New Zealand for IATA qualification

A more objective perspective on contestable funding

Opinion Piece 3 – Feroz Ali, Chair of Independent Tertiary Institutions (ITI), 30 September 2014

Under headlines such as “Polytechnic cash given to private businesses” and “$29 million cut from polytechnics”, the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) asserts that money is being systematically stripped out of Polytechnics and literally just given to businesses.  The clear implications behind the argument are that ITPs are being damaged, some students are missing out on education, and that private providers are not providing a quality education with the additional money they receive.

Whitecliffe Students Win Prime Minister's Scholarship for Asia

Whitecliffe Students Win Prime Minister's Scholarship for Asia

Eight Whitecliffe Fashion Design students were awarded The Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia (PMSA) for their ongoing participation in Project Matatika 2015. The venture is part of a sustainable fashion project established through Seed to Self, an organisation founded by entrepreneurs Theresa Grantham and Gijs Spoor, that seeks to bring more awareness of ethical and sustainable practices into the world, t

hrough students designing products made of organic cotton from an ethical supply chain in India.

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