Our Info Sheets
Steering Group report and recommendations
The Engineering e2e Steering Group of employers and educators has guided and overseen our programme for four years. Its role formally ended this month with a report to the Tertiary Education Commission on the group's work, Engineering e2e initiatives and recommendations for the future.
A QUICK GUIDE TO ENGINEERING QUALIFICATIONS
First published July 2017, updated October 2018
In 2017, Engineering e2e asked employers to help provide plain English definitions of engineering qualifications and the roles that graduates play in industry. In August 2018, we asked you to review these definitions and we have now updated the guide.
Secondary-Tertiary Pathways Projects
First published March 2017, updated November 2017, updated August 2018
Engineering e2e is funding six tertiary institutions to work in partnership with local schools to deliver programmes to prepare and pathway students into tertiary engineering study. We've updated our info sheet to show what they're doing this year.
First published April 2018, updated September 2018, June 2019
We explain why Engineering e2e is promoting degree apprenticeships, the benefits for learners, employers and tertiary institutions, our commissioned research into degree apprenticeship models, and the pilot programme to be launched in 2020.
Six key initiatives
Following a recent evaluation of the Engineering e2e programme and its role as a system integrator, our plans for the next two years focus on six key initiatives.
ENGINEERING EDUCATION HUBS
First published March 2017, updated April 2018, June 2019
Engineering e2e has begun work to develop engineering education hubs – regional groups of employers, secondary schools, universities and ITPs – to establish effective pathways into engineering and offer a single entry point for engineering qualifications.
This one-page sheet provides a brief overview of the initiative, which is is based on the findings in the report CREATING ENGINEERS: CLIMBING THE EDUCATIONAL STAIRCASE.
Our five micro-credential pilot programmes
First published September 2017, updated February 2018, January 2019, June 2019
Micro-credentials are packages of learning designed to meet specific learner needs. We supported research into micro-credentials in the New Zealand context and eight feasibility studies, resulting in five pilot programmes running in 2019.
WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE'RE DOING
First published May 2017, updated April 2018, updated July 2018
This info sheet was designed to share with people who are new to the Engineering e2e programme. It explains why e2e was set up, what we are doing and notes some of our achievements and plans.
INTEGRATING THE SYSTEMS
First published September 2017, updated July 2018
What differentiates Engineering e2e from other initiatives? We’re trying something new – integrating systems that enable collaboration between and across industry and education sectors. This info sheet explains how 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.
OUR SHORTFALL IN ITP-EDUCATED ENGINEERS
An overview of the numbers of Level 6 to 7 engineering graduates required to provide for New Zealand’s current needs, and the shortfall.
The sheet includes brief profiles of four engineers and looks at the role of ITPs.
FIXING THE LEAKY ENGINEERING EDUCATION PIPELINE
May 2017, updated April 2018
We’ve updated our ‘leaky pipeline’ infographic to include some of the engineering e2e initiatives being developed or proposed to help solve the problem.
MAKE THE WORLD BRIEFING
The briefing includes highlights of the Make the World public awareness campaign and recommended steps to improve public understanding of Level 6 and 7 engineering qualifications.
ENGINEERING OUR FUTURE
Engineering e2e’s second strategic report to the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment outlines progress on four major workstreams: educational delivery, employer engagement, promotion and guidance.
This introduction to Engineering e2e briefly outlines what the initiative is, key achievements to date and future plans. It is useful for sharing with other people/organisations to give them an overview of the programme.
THE LEAKY PIPELINE
February 2015, updated April 2018
The leaky pipeline is an infographic showing where potential engineering graduates are lost as they progress from primary school through secondary and tertiary education.
A useful diagram to show where students drop out of subjects which lead to engineering study.
TALKING WITH EMPLOYERS
Our workshop brought together employers from a range of engineering disciplines to discuss the personal, interpersonal and cognitive capabilities valued by their organisations. The group recommended further action around incorporating these capabilities into engineering education.
This strategic report to the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment outlines the issues around the engineering supply chain which result in an under-supply of engineering graduates, and makes some recommendations for overcoming them.