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

 


10 Youth Guarantee places still available

Tertiary Education Without A Student Loan? – Govt Scheme Makes It Possible

10 Youth Guarantee places still available

Introduced to keep 16 to 17 year olds who are not staying in secondary school in education, the Youth Guarantee Scheme is again on offer, and Aoraki Polytechnic has been allocated 50 placements, an increase from 35 last year.

Acting Chief Executive Alex Cabrera said it is fantastic that the government are again driving this initiative.
“It is good news for our young people for their future success and also for local industry. By keeping more young people in the region, we’re able to provide more work ready graduates to meet regional skill shortage needs.”

Cabrera said the increase was a credit to Aoraki’s success with Youth Guarantee students last year.
“Interest in Youth Guarantee has been high this year, particularly with young people pursuing vocational pathways in automotive and engineering trades, and we only have a few places left.”

At this time there are 10 places still available in Professional Office Management, Cookery, Farm Skills and Trade Skills for commencement of study in February.
“These programmes are career focused and Aoraki provides the supportive environment students need to succeed in employment or to continue studying” Cabrera said.

Aimed at school leavers, the government initiative called the ‘Youth Guarantee Scheme’ gives young people a chance for students to have their first year of tertiary studies paid for while continuing to study locally at Aoraki Polytechnic. The government will pay for the students’ first year of studies tuition fees if they are 16 or 17 years (or turn 18 not within 3 months of course commencement) and have not had previous tertiary education.

Cabrera invites school leavers to get back into the learning environment “by doing something they’re actually interested in”.

“If you want to find out if you are eligible, or need help in which programme to take, call 0800 426 725, visit www.aoraki.ac.nz or call in to any of our campuses,” he said.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

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:

EPMU: Fourth Pike River Anniversary

Representatives of the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union are proud to stand with the Pike River families to mark four years since 29 men lost their lives. More>>

ALSO:

'Kindara': Unusual Ginger Coloured Kiwi Chick Released To Taupo Creche

A cute little kiwi chick with an unusual ginger tinge to its feathers has just been released to Wairakei Golf & Sanctuary Kiwi Creche in Taupo after hatching at Rainbow Springs' Kiwi Encounter. More>>

Werewolf: The Complicatist : Bob Dylan Himself, And By Others

Bob Dylan is about to release a six CD version of the entire Basement Tapes sessions he recorded with the Band 40 years ago. To mark the occasion, I’ve rustled together some favourite cover versions of Dylan songs, and a few lesser-known tracks by the great man. More>>

ALSO:

Werewolf: Gone Girl : The Trouble With Amy

Philip Matthews: Three words to describe the David Fincher film Gone Girl: cynical, topical and ridiculous. Ridiculous isn’t a negative. More>>

ALSO:

11/11: Armistice Day Peace Vigils

On Armistice Day 2014, the second in the series of peace vigils that will take place three times each year during the World War One centenary will be held in Hokianga, Whangarei, Auckland, Tauranga, Otaki, Lower Hutt, Wellington and Takaka. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news