Tuesday, 27 April 2010

The Move to Results-Based Funding

This story is no longer valid.

Recently, there has been a lot of talk from the Minister of Tertiary Education about the New Zealand taxpayer (they say Government, but don’t be fooled; it is the taxpayers’ money they are investing) getting more “bang for their buck” out of tertiary education.  Of course, we have heard this for a while.  If I recall correctly, for about a decade!  But the action on this seems to be finally coming now.

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Commitment to Training

Over our school holidays, my partner and I went away with a few friends on a cruise around the Pacific Islands.  One of the perks of working with Steiner is having the opportunity to talk with the beauty therapists, spa therapists, nail technicians and other beauty- and spa-related staff aboard the ship.

The majority of times I’ve been aboard cruise ships, many of the Steiner staff members aboard have been friendly, outgoing, confident: this time was no exception.