Free study for everyone from next year, for first year.
No age restrictions.
Apprentices get two years free.
80,000 people starting off a new life, aiming for higher productivity.
Prime Minister Ardern, launching it at Aotea College, said to the 500-odd students in the assembly: “How many of you when you finish up in school plan to do some kind of education or training?
“We can prepare you by giving access to education or training, so we are launching here today, your first year of study will be absolutely free.”
She said the policy would help not only secondary school students, but also factory floor workers about to be replaced by machines.
“This is the beginning of us meeting the challenges of the future, but it’s also about investing in your future. Enjoy your next stage of education.”
My kind of government.