Ardern promises driving lessons, budgeting for high school students as Labour announces new School Leavers' Toolkit

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Every school leaver will be given driving lessons, civics education and practical budgeting skills under a Labour government.

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Opposition leader Jacinda Ardern announced the plans for a new School Leavers' Toolkit today.

Announcing Labour's education policy Ms Ardern says Labour will introduce driving lessons for school students.
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She says in Auckland, 70 per cent of entry-level jobs require a driver's license – so Labour will offer five hours of professional driving lessons, a defensive driving course and free licence testing before students leave school.

That'll cost up to $50 million a year.

Every student will be given a personalised career plan, at a cost of $30 million a year.

The Labour leader says she would like the first three years of tertiary education to be free.
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Financial literacy and budgeting courses will be available in all secondary schools so kids can learn about tenancy agreements, credit cards and KiwiSaver.

And to reverse the decline in voting rates among young people, more civics education will be taught.

The Labour Party wants to see civic lessons and financial literacy lessons introduced into schools.
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The Electoral Commission will be involved and all students will have to participate.

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