4 Dec 2017

Universities NZ dismisses report on 'better-off' trades

From Morning Report, 8:21 am on 4 December 2017

Universities are dismissing the new research that suggests the trades offer young New Zealanders a more secure financial future than university study. The BERL report points to data showing that apprentices earn more, buy houses and contribute to Kiwisaver earlier than their peers with Bachelor's degrees. But Universities New Zealand says the research is 'misleading' for young people. Universities NZ executive director Chris Whelan joins us with his response.