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Toolkit equips students for life after school

Issue: Volume 98, Number 17

Posted: 9 October 2019
Reference #: 1HA0HT

A toolkit is now available to help young people and school leavers gain the core skills and knowledge they need to help launch their post-school lives.

 School leavers' toolkit

The School Leavers’ Toolkit, launched recently by Education Minister Chris Hipkins, includes a website for students with information about how to apply for jobs or enrol in further education, go for interviews, vote, manage money, and look after themselves and their mental wellbeing.

Hipkins says the toolkit is designed to ensure young people have the skills and knowledge they need to succeed, and contribute to their communities and the economy.

One-stop shop

“It’s important to have all this useful information in one place. We’ve enlisted students to road-test the toolkit, and partners including Worksafe, MBIE, the Commission for Financial Capability, the Electoral Commission, and the Bankers’ Association, to get the content right.”

Students are encouraged to return to the site regularly to learn more about what to expect and what to do to prepare for when they leave school. Teachers can use the website as an in-class resource.

Meanwhile the School Leavers’ Toolkit(external link) on TKI continues to direct teachers towards resources aligned to the national curriculum, to integrate subjects such as financial literacy and civics education into their classes from Year 7 onwards.

Studyit refreshed

The Studyit(external link) website for secondary students now has a fresh new look and is easier to navigate – in time to support students as they head into NCEA exams for this year.

Students can continue to have their study questions about NCEA English, science and maths answered by an online teacher.

Studyit is now more responsive to being viewed on mobile devices. Students can download information to all of their devices, so they can view standards offline and save data.

BY Education Gazette editors
Education Gazette | Tukutuku Kōrero, reporter@edgazette.govt.nz

Posted: 1:30 pm, 9 October 2019

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