A "disastrous" tertiary education proposal being considered by the Government would sack the board of Hawke's Bay-based EIT and consolidate its assets in Wellington, Lawrence Yule says.
The MP for Tukituki says he has received a Cabinet paper, which the Government says is a draft paper, showing potential changes to vocational education are further reaching than originally thought.
"The reforms will mean regional polytechnics will be renamed as subsidiaries of a newly formed statutory entity called New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology (NZIST)," Yule said.
"After two years polytechs and industry training organisations will be dissolved.
"This is disastrous