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1.5M/yr Baby Boomers drop out of labour market- will continue for next 15 years and will mean opportunity

1.5M/yr Baby Boomers drop out of labour market- will continue for next 15 years and will mean opportunity | ICT Trends in Tertiary Education & Jobs | Scoop.it
It's a retirement boom.

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Farid Mheir's curator insight, March 28, 2014 4:20 PM

This is great for my kids, who will join the workforce in the next 10 years: there will be plenty of job offers for them. From a digital transformation standpoint this represents both a challenge and tremendous opportunity for businesses to digitize as they will not be ale to find talent to replace all the boomers that leave. Digital will provide a way to remain competitive with a smaller workforce. This is a well known trend, has been for years, yet few of us include it in our planning.

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Tertiary education restructure: Death by design - National - NZ Herald News

Tertiary education restructure: Death by design - National - NZ Herald News | ICT Trends in Tertiary Education & Jobs | Scoop.it
The protesters hanging around Unitec's suburban Auckland campus are not your usual young and carefree mob. - New Zealand Herald
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According to Hamish Keith Unitec management are ignoring last year's review confirming Unitec's strong reputation in design & visual arts & praising professional standing of staff.  

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NICTA in push to convince year 5 students of ICT career merit - Sydney Morning Herald

NICTA in push to convince year 5 students of ICT career merit - Sydney Morning Herald | ICT Trends in Tertiary Education & Jobs | Scoop.it
NICTA in push to convince year 5 students of ICT career merit
Sydney Morning Herald
Some believe employers exaggerate the skills shortages to justify importing foreign staff who will work for lower wages than locals.
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The ICT industry needs to continue to promote the rewards (not just monetary) associated with a career in this industry.

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Tertiary Train-Wreck - Unitec Design | Scoop News

Tertiary Train-Wreck - Unitec Design | Scoop News | ICT Trends in Tertiary Education & Jobs | Scoop.it
Since the social reforms of the 1980s, tertiary education institutions have engaged constantly in steady rounds of restructuring.
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A very well informed and insightful opinion piece by David cooke on Unitec's misguided proposal to restructure their Department of Design and Visual Arts.

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Polytech sheds 24 jobs

Polytech sheds 24 jobs | ICT Trends in Tertiary Education & Jobs | Scoop.it
Aoraki Polytechnic has announced today 24 jobs will be cut with further redundancies signalled.
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Aoraki struggling to survive.......on a downward spiral towards oblivion?  

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