Accelerating Success 2013-2017: Other essential elements for success

Smooth transitions

Ka Hikitia — Accelerating Success 2013-2017 identifies the importance of supporting Māori students during times of transition in their educational journey — for example, moving from primary school to secondary school, from secondary school to tertiary education, or from Māori-medium to English-medium schooling).

Transitions can be challenging for Māori students. Māori students value strong relationships with education professionals and their peers. Establishing relationships with their new peers and educators promptly after a transition improves engagement and, in turn, will lead to sound educational outcomes.

Creating strong educational pathways

Supporting Māori students to plan a clear pathway through education so that they can achieve their aspirations is also vital.

Educational pathways planning tools

The Māori Future Makers website is an excellent tool for students and whānau when planning educational pathways. Māori Future Makers profiles 30 inspirational Māori with specialist skills and capabilities who are studying, employed or self-employed in primary, knowledge-intensive and growth industries such as sciences, engineering, construction, communications, architecture and agriculture.

Visit the Māori Future Makers website for videos, articles, personal success stories and information from these aspirational people on the study pathways they pursued to achieve success, as well as their educational achievements, skills, experience and professional opportunities.

There are also other websites that provide useful information for planning your educational pathway.

Helping young people make decisions— Careers NZ website(external link)

Vocational Pathways — Youth Guarantee website(external link)

Occupation Outlook — Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment website(external link)

Areas of absolute skills shortage — Immigration New Zealand website(external link)

It’s good to know what likely outcomes you can expect when you’re planning your education. The Moving on Up report looks at the outcomes for young people who complete a qualification in the New Zealand tertiary education system.

Moving on up — What young people earn after their tertiary education(external link)

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