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Last updated: 21 Mar 2011

Similarities with UK cultural and education standards and the high regard with which UK products are held means that New Zealand educators and buyers are very willing to look at UK products and services.

Sector Briefing Education & Training Opportunities in New Zealand Why New Zealand? Similarities with UK cultural and education standards and the high regard with which UK products are held means that New Zealand educators and buyers are very willing to look at UK products and services. UK companies have an advantage as they are perceived as being of high quality and of being ?more in sync? with the New Zealand curriculum than US resources. Ministry of Education initiatives focus sector- wide on truancy, pastoral care, professional development, raising achievement, overview of New Zealand?s economy, business personalised learning and collaboration culture, potential opportunities and an between agencies. This provides opportunities introduction to other relevant issues. for UK companies in online programmes, software, books and other resources. ?There are many New Information and communications technology Zealand companies fully continues to be an active segment within experienced in supplying education with the governments? National resources to New Zealand?s Digital Strategy providing the basis behind the 2,500+ schools and these current and future directions of ICT in companies are always on the education. lookout for new products and services.? Find general information on the New Zealand market conditions on UKTI?s website. The Doing Business Guide for New Zealand gives an UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: education & training opportunities in New Zealand resources including software and online resources Opportunities specifically for this age group. Opportunities for UK companies exist across the Literacy and Numeracy New Zealand Education and Training market in The government is investing NZ$36 million over many areas. Many educators know of UK resources the next three years to help students meet through teaching experience in the UK and are national standards in literacy and numeracy. keen to use these same resources in New Zealand. Opportunities exist for UK companies in specialist However, New Zealand?s Curriculum for Years 1 to literacy and numeracy educational resources. 13 is quite broad in comparison to the UK. Each school in New Zealand has the freedom to deliver Truancy programmes relevant to their students. Support to schools is provided through government funding of NZ$4 million per annum There has been a noticeable shift in procurement from 2009 to 2013. Schools will have the flexibility from physical resources to digital or online to choose solutions giving opportunities to UK resources. New Zealand distributors are adapting companies. their ranges to suit schools as teachers adopt new technology. New Zealand teachers have become Special Needs Education experienced researchers of free online resources. Opportunities exist in this niche area in resources including speech-language support, behaviour It is important to note that there is no support, mobility support and assistive technology. intermediate layer between the New Zealand Ministry of Education and the schools themselves. Religious Studies Individual schools have considerable responsibility Teachers delivering religious studies report a lack for their own governance and management. of good resources. Opportunities exist for suppliers of high quality resources including digital and There are many New Zealand companies fully physical product. experienced in supplying resources to New Zealand?s 2,500+ schools and these companies are Corporate Training always on the lookout for new opportunities. New In the competitive corporate sector the importance Zealand distributors target each Team, Syndicate placed on leadership management and growth is Leader or Heads of Departments for each relevant recognised in the plethora of courses available learning area within individual schools. provided mainly from the private sector. Opportunities also exist for change and ICT in Education empowerment training. Development of New Zealand?s ICT infrastructure in education continues to be a priority for the New Vocational Training Zealand government. To enable a connected The establishment of new trades academies in framework the Ultra-fast Broadband in Schools 2011 aimed at senior secondary students delivers initiative aims to provide 97% of schools with trades and technology programmes based on access to ultra-fast broadband over the next five partnerships between schools, tertiary and years. industry organisations. As the education market moves towards a more If you have any questions on the opportunities connected framework opportunities exist for above, contact the UKTI New Zealand contacts software and online resources covering multiple named in this report. Business opportunities learning areas. Secondary educators have reported aimed specifically at UK companies are added daily a lack of good visually appealing science and to UKTI?s website. biology software. These leads are sourced by our staff overseas in Early Childhood Education British Embassies, High Commissions and Government Early Childhood Education (ECE) Consulates, across all sectors and in over 100 initiatives support increasing ECE services markets. You can be alerted to business availability to more New Zealand families. opportunities on a regular basis by registering on the UKTI website. Find out more on UKTI?s New Zealand ECE now has its first national business opportunities service on the UKTI curriculum Te Whariki. Opportunities exist for UK website. companies who develop good visually appealing UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: education & training opportunities in New Zealand Major events and activities UKTI contacts There are many education groups and Barbara Harris associations holding annual meetings and Deputy Director, Trade conferences. The following are events that British Consulate General Auckland attract a large number (1000+) of delegates. Tel: (0064) (9) 303 5018 Email: The New Zealand Principals? Federation Conference 2011 Deirdre Bonis Contact: Conference Works Trade Development Officer Email: British Consulate General Auckland Date: 6-9 April 2011 Tel: (0064) (9) 303 5015 Location: Wellington Email: ULearn 2011 Contact: Gwenny Davis Email: Date: 17-21 October 2011 Location: Rotorua Learning@School 2012 Contact: Gwenny Davis Email: Date: 26-27 January 2012 Location: Hamilton Find full details of all events in this country and sector on the UKTI website. New export events are added daily to the site and you can register to be alerted to them on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. UKTI?s Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP) provides grant support for eligible Small & Medium Sized Enterprises (SME's) to attend trade shows overseas. Find out more about UKTI support for attendance at overseas events. UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: education & training opportunities in New Zealand Next steps - How UKTI can help ? Arranging appointments British companies wishing to develop their ? Organise seminars or other events for business in the New Zealand market are you to meet contacts and promote your advised to undertake as much market research company in the New Zealand market and planning as possible in the UK. UKTI?s team in New Zealand, with its wide local This work is available via our Overseas Market knowledge and experience, can provide a Introduction Service (OMIS) a chargeable range of services to British-based companies service which assists British-based companies wishing to grow their business in global wishing to enter or expand their business in markets. overseas markets. This can include: To find out more about commissioning this ? Provision of market information work, or accessing other UKTI services and ? Validated lists of agents/distributors specialist advice, please visit the UKTI website ? Key market players or potential to find contact details for your local UKTI customers in the New Zealand market office. ? 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UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: education & training opportunities in New Zealand
Posted: 21 March 2011, last updated 21 March 2011

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