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Our Progress 2017

September newsletter published
5/9/17

This month’s newsletter looks at micro-credentials pilots, Memorandums of Understanding with other organisations, and what we can learn from evaluating Engineering e2e. You can read Issue 35 in the Newsletters section or contact us if you would like to be added to the mailing list: engineeringe2e@tec.govt.nz


Integrating the systems
4/9/17

What differentiates Engineering e2e from other initiatives? Our new info sheet explains that the programme was founded on a strong evidence base and influenced by the McKinsey Center for Government’s report Education to employment: designing a system that works. It looks at how our projects enable collaboration between and across industry and education sectors.
Integrating the systems
Education to employment: designing a system that works


Final chance to have your say in our survey on recruitment practices
21/8/17 

We’d like to say a big thank you to all those who have already participated in our survey. The results will help us understand recruitment challenges and behaviour, and inform the development of tools to help engineering graduates and employers. The survey will stay open a while longer as we’re keen to get at least 250 participants.  Please encourage everyone you know involved in recruiting engineers to have their say.  

Survey on recruitment practices


August newsletter published
11/8/17

Issue 34 of the newsletter covers our Make the World public awareness campaign, our recruitment practices survey, IPWEA’s ‘Fostering our Future’ initiative and Ara’s Secondary-Tertiary Pathways Project programme. You can read it online in the Newsletters section or contact us if you would like to be added to the mailing list: engineeringe2e@tec.govt.nz


Survey on recruitment practices
13/7/17 

We are asking those involved in recruiting engineers to complete a short online survey to help us understand recruitment challenges and behaviour. This will help us develop communications and tools to help engineering graduates and employers. The survey will run until 18 August. 
Survey on recruitment practices

The latest issue of our newsletter is available in the Newsletters section of the site. It covers the survey, the guide to engineering qualifications and Wintec’s Secondary-Tertiary Pathways Project programme. Please contact us if you would like to be added to the newsletter mailing list: engineeringe2e@tec.govt.nz


Plain English definitions of engineering qualifications
11/7/17

We’ve added a new page to the Employers section of the website – A guide to engineering qualifications. Employer feedback about how well these definitions reflect roles in industry informed the guide, which will be reviewed in approximately six months.
A guide to engineering qualifications


Working together to address the shortfall of engineers
27/6/17

Engineering e2e recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with IPWEA (Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia) and another with the IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology). We will work together to address the shortfall of engineers and give engineering the support and profile it deserves.


June newsletter published
9/6/2017

We’ve published Issue 32 of our newsletter. It covers our achievement of 500+ engineering graduates and the effects of the public awareness campaign, a memorandum of understanding with the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia, and Georgia State University’s initiative to support students. You can read it in the Newsletters section of the site, or contact us if you would like to be added to the mailing list: engineeringe2e@tec.govt.nz


Micro-credentials in engineering education
26/5/2017 

In April, the Steering Group recommended that the TEC fund one or more pilots of micro-credentials in 2018.  Micro-credentials are emerging as an important part of the mix of alternative credentials. They can be defined as packages of learning designed to meet specific learner needs that are smaller than conventional qualifications.

 Brendon Mischewski, who wrote the report Micro-credentials: a model for engineering education, will work with one or two consortia to more fully develop the proposed model. Engineering e2e hopes to get agreement to part fund the pilots later this year. 


New website pages/feedback form
24/5/2017

We’ve got lots of projects on the go, so we’ve added some new pages where we can share progress on three in particular. In the Employers section you’ll find: Employers Influencing Educational Change and Graduate Capability Work. The latter page is replicated in the Education section where we’ve also added a Secondary Tertiary Pathways Project page.

We would like feedback from our stakeholders, so please share your comments, suggestions or questions about Engineering e2e’s work on the new Have Your Say page. 


Employers to workshop degree apprenticeship standard
22/5/2017

Work on a sponsored degree (degree apprenticeship) programme is well underway. Engineering employers identified the occupation of infrastructure assets manager as a good fit with the degree. Representatives from IPWEA (Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia) plus small and large councils and consultancies which employ people in this role will meet next week to workshop a draft standard.

Engineering e2e research informing the degree
STEPPING INTO ONE ANOTHER’S WORLD (July 2015)
UK DEGREE APPRENTICESHIPS: A YEAR IN REVIEW (Nov 2016)


500+ by 2017 - TICK!
16/5/17

Engineering e2e has achieved its goal of 500+ engineering graduates by 2017. The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) has confirmed 511 graduates from priority engineering courses in 2016.

A lot of work has been done to achieve this goal by Engineering e2e, Futureintech, tertiary institutions, engineering professional organisations and others so it’s really encouraging to see it starting to pay off.

500+ is a big step in the right direction though we still have quite a bit of work to do to address the balance of graduates across NZDE, NZDEP, BEngTech and BE(Hons).

Thank you very much for your support of Engineering e2e.


May newsletter published
12/5/17

We’ve published Issue 31 of our newsletter. It asks for your help in defining engineering roles and reports on Secondary-Tertiary Pathways Project progress. You can read it in the Newsletters section of the site, or contact us if you would like to be added to the mailing list: engineeringe2e@tec.govt.nz


New website pages
10/4/17

You might have noticed a few changes to the website. We’ve replaced the Initiatives page with Our Info Sheets – all our information sheets about Engineering e2e will be available here. We have also added a new Work Plan page to the About section so you can easily access the latest version of our work plan.

The Tertiary Education Commission had commissioned a report into micro-credentials and how they might be used to improve the uptake of engineering education in New Zealand, particularly of the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering. We have published the report in our Discoveries section. Micro-credentials: a model for engineering education

Issue 30 of our newsletter was published today. It looks at why we need to promote engineering education at institutes of technology and polytechnics, and gives an overview of the proposed employer resource portal. You can read it in the Newsletters section of the site, or contact us if you would like to be added to the mailing list: engineeringe2e@tec.govt.nz


March newsletter published
15/3/17

Issue 29 of our newsletter looks at the MicroMasters initiative, the future of the public works profession in New Zealand and results from Make the World. You can read it in the Newsletters section of the site, or contact us if you would like to be added to the mailing list: engineeringe2e@tec.govt.nz


Work plan updated
10/3/17

 We’ve updated our work plan which covers current initiatives, progress to date and indicators of success.

Work plan March 2017


Make the World evaluation
9/3/17

Reporting from the second wave of tracking Make the World is in, and the good news is that results in key areas are strong.

Overall the public awareness campaign has delivered some excellent results:

  • Positive perception of engineering has risen from 31% to 52% amongst potential students
  • Engineering as a career has moved from 10th ranked in career consideration to 3rd
  • 34% of females now consider engineering as a possible career (was 11%), Māori and Pasifika  have also experienced a lift at 55% (was 25%)

Make the World research tracking


February newsletter published
24/2/17

Issue 28 of our newsletter has been published and is available in the Newsletters section of the site, or contact us if you would like to be added to the mailing list: engineeringe2e@tec.govt.nz


Sponsored degrees – the next step in this major long-term project
21/2/17

In January, the Engineering E2E Steering Group recommended TEC fund a pilot sponsored degree programme. The sponsored degree will be a work-based degree programme designed by employers and ITPs to fill a skills gap. It will integrate academic learning and on-the-job practical training.

Our previous research:
Stepping into One Another’s World (July 2015)
UK Degree Apprenticeships: A Year in Review (Nov 2016)


Secondary-Tertiary Pathways Project meeting
18/2/17

There was lots of enthusiasm at the Secondary-Tertiary Pathways Project meeting this week. Project managers discussed their programmes, the importance of collaborating with secondary school teachers, and making links with industry. 

Read about the Seconday-Tertiary Pathways Project


January newsletter online

Happy New Year everyone!

Our first newsletter for 2017 covers a proposed resource portal for employers, Make the World statistics for November and progress on other initiatives. You can read Issue 27 in the Newsletters section of the site, or contact us if you would like to be added to the mailing list: engineeringe2fe@tec.govt.nz

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