Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 


Natcoll rebrands as “YOOBEE School of Design”

Natcoll rebrands as “YOOBEE School of Design”


Natcoll Design Technology has changed its name to YOOBEE School of Design to align with its sister business units under the YOOBEE brand owned by Renaissance Corporation Ltd (RNS NZSX). To celebrate its new name, YOOBEE School of Design is running a nationwide ‘Create a Toy Character’ competition until 21 October.

Since 1997 Natcoll has built an enviable international reputation as a leading provider of specialist creative digital design training courses. Every year, with campuses in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, the college enables hundreds of students from around the world to achieve NZQA-approved and vocationally-based diploma courses in multimedia, computer graphic design, web development, animation and filmmaking.

YOOBEE has also recently been granted accreditation as a registered training organisation in New South Wales, Australia, paving the way for the future opening of its first offshore campus in Sydney.

With a focus on ‘enabling creativity’ Renaissance acquired Natcoll in 2007 to complement its YOOBEE business family. YOOBEE’s mission is to help people explore their creativity and discover their potential by providing them with the tools, training and support they need to get started.

Ruth Cooper, General Manager, Education at YOOBEE School of Design says, “Natcoll has always focused on providing a valuable learning experience for students in a supportive environment with tutors who are passionate about teaching and digital design and that will not change. YOOBEE School of Design students receive the same great education and support as we have always provided, plus access to greater opportunities and support through the YOOBEE community.

“The accreditation in Australia helps us to lay the groundwork for expansion across the Tasman,” continued Ruth. “In its final report confirming the registration, the Australian Skills Quality Authority highlighted YOOBEE School of Design's close links with industry and focus on job outcomes as key to this success.”

The ‘Create a Toy Character’ competition has three sections: school students, YOOBEE students, and an open section for anyone to enter. The creature can be drawn with a pencil, pen, crayons or computer and should be accompanied by a short story about what it does, where it lives and how it amuses itself. Great prizes are up for grabs including iPads, tickets to We Can Create (an alternative art and creative industries showcase) and YOOBEE short courses. For more information visit: www.yoobeecharacter.co.nz

About YOOBEE School of Design

YOOBEE School of Design, formerly Natcoll Design Technology, is a leading New Zealand provider of specialist creative digital design training courses. Established in 1997 the college was acquired by Renaissance Corporation Ltd (RNS NZSX) in 2007 to complement its focus on ‘enabling creativity’ under the YOOBEE brand. In September 2012 the college was renamed to YOOBEE School of Design, and continues to offer students NZQA-approved and vocationally-based diploma courses at its campuses in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. To find out more about our courses visit: www.yoobee.ac.nz

-Ends-

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Werewolf: Katniss Joins The News Team

From the outset, the Hunger Games series has dwelt obsessively on the ways that media images infiltrate our public and personal lives... From that grim starting point, Mockingjay Part One takes the process a few stages further. There is very little of the film that does not involve the characters (a) being on screens (b) making propaganda footage to be screened and (c) reacting to what other characters have been doing on screens. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Ko Witi Te Kaituhituhi

Witi Ihimaera, the distinguished Māori author and the first Māori to publish a book of short stories and a novel, has adopted a new genre with his latest book. But despite its subtitle, this book is a great deal more than a memoir of childhood. More>>

Werewolf: Rescuing Paul Robeson

Would it be any harder these days, for the US government to destroy the career of a famous American entertainer and disappear them from history – purely because of their political beliefs? You would hope so. In 1940, Paul Robeson – a gifted black athlete, singer, film star, Shakespearean actor and orator – was one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. More>>

ALSO:

"Not A Competition... A Quest": Chapman Tripp Theatre Award Winners

Big winners on the night were Equivocation (Promising Newcomer, Best Costume, Best Director and Production of the Year), Kiss the Fish (Best Music Composition, Outstanding New NZ Play and Best Supporting Actress), and Watch (Best Set, Best Sound Design and Outstanding Performance). More>>

ALSO:

Film Awards: The Dark Horse Scores Big

An inspirational film based on real life Gisborne speed-chess coach An inspirational film based on real life Gisborne speed-chess coach Genesis Potini, made all the right moves to take out top honours along with five other awards at the Rialto Channel New Zealand Film Awards - nicknamed The Moas. More>>

ALSO:

Theatre: Ralph McCubbin Howell Wins 2014 Bruce Mason Award

The Bruce Mason Playwriting Award was presented to Ralph McCubbin Howell at the Playmarket Accolades in Wellington on 23 November 2014. More>>

ALSO:

One Good Tern: Fairy Tern Crowned NZ Seabird Of The Year

The fairy tern and the Fiji petrel traded the lead in the poll several times. But a late surge saw it come out on top with 1882 votes. The Fiji petrel won 1801 votes, and 563 people voted for the little blue penguin. More>>

Music Awards: Lorde Reigns Supreme

Following a hugely successful year locally and internationally, Lorde has done it again taking out no less than six Tuis at the 49th annual Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news