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Performance based scholarships to fill Essential Skills gaps

Performance based scholarships to fill Essential Skills gaps

I am a straight A Masters student trying to get my accounting and finance qualification. Academically my course has been easy; the most challenging part has been financial as I have a husband and son. We can't survive on my husband's wages. People I know from a stint working in the Pacific are doing the same course as me, fees and stipend fully funded by NZAid. I have met accountants who were actively recruited by NZ employers from overseas, and given assistance with their Skilled Migrant visa because of the shortage of accountants. This qualification would take two years fulltime. Instead, I have been struggling since 2013, studying part time and working part time, earning low wages, putting off having another child and I will only be halfway through at the end of this semester. I could offer the workforce so much more. I think the govt should offer a limited number of performance based scholarships for NZ citizens, to fill gaps on Immigration NZ's Essential Skills list.

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    • Alan Dawn
      commented 2016-11-27 22:44:54 +1300
      Agreed, with some bonding after qualification; perhaps 30 years in the provinces?
    • Alan Dawn
      tagged this with important 2016-11-27 22:44:54 +1300
    • Tim O'Donnell
      tagged this with interesting 2016-11-26 22:46:25 +1300
    • Alan Barraclough
      commented 2016-11-26 17:47:06 +1300
      Agree, employers cry shortage… and are loathe to spend a cent on training a local.
    • Alan Barraclough
      tagged this with essential 2016-11-26 17:47:06 +1300
    • Susan Jones
      commented 2016-11-26 08:23:05 +1300
      I agree with you James. Education should be free and bursaries and help should be given to those form this country, seeking better education.
    • Susan Jones
      tagged this with important 2016-11-26 08:23:05 +1300
    • James Reardon
      commented 2016-11-25 19:26:47 +1300
      I think this links well to comments I made under another suggestion calling for ‘free education’. I know that the education sector is not that agile but we are long passed the Victorian model of educational privilege, the current commercial pursuit of maximum bums on seat in lecture theatres doesn’t serve the nation well and part of the solution might be to assist tertiary education establishments to meet national and international demands.
    • James Reardon
      tagged this with important 2016-11-25 19:26:47 +1300
    • Tatiana Marich-Tupou
      published this page in Suggestions 2016-11-25 17:37:26 +1300