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

 


Partnership to benefit Tokoroa tertiary students

Partnership to benefit Tokoroa tertiary students


Waiariki Institute of Technology and Te Wānanga o Aotearoa have joined forces to provide a single tertiary learning facility in Tokoroa.

The two parties signed an agreement in December to share the existing Te Wānanga o Aotearoa campus for the benefit of tertiary students in Tokoroa, and there was an official opening ceremony at the Ashworth Street facility today (Friday, March 28).

The joint venture aims to make tertiary education a priority for Tokoroa and to create pathways between the offerings of the two institutions.

Approximately 130 locals studying through Waiariki are now attending classes in a wing of the campus with some facilities – such as kitchens for catering and hospitality classes, a conference room and a dining room – being shared by students and staff from both institutes. Waiariki also has around 50 students in Tokoroa studying at its hair salon in the township and its trade training centre at Braeside.

There are currently almost 200 students studying through Te Wānanga o Aotearoa in Tokoroa.

Waiariki Institute of Technology Chief Executive Professor Margaret Noble says Te Pūtahi ki Te Kaokaoroa o Pātetere, Tokoroa Tertiary Learning Centre will provide a better learning environment for students and an opportunity to develop pathways between the two organisations’ qualifications.

“It allows a comprehensive approach to tertiary education in Tokoroa where we offer qualifications at different levels but where there is synergy in what we are doing,” she says.

Te Wānanga o Aotearoa Director of Delivery Turi Ngatai says the collaboration enhances the educational offering for the people of Tokoroa and the South Waikato.

“We have many years of experience in serving the people of Tokoroa and the South Waikato. We welcome Waiariki wānanga sharing our facilities and in doing so, further expanding the educational opportunities available to the people of this community.”

Waiariki's regional development manager for Tokoroa/Taupo, Maree Kendrick, is excited by the collaboration, which she says is focussed on community transformation through education.

"We are looking forward to launching a new journey and putting a stake in the ground in the heart of this community."

The location has been named Te Pūtahi ki Te Kaokaoroa o Pātetere, Tokoroa Tertiary Learning Centre and is located at 71 Ashworth Street.

Waiariki offers courses in vocational skills, te reo Māori, early childhood education, computing, community and social services, agriculture and farm maintenance, culinary arts, café operations, carpentry, automotive and engineering, hairdressing, creative arts, forest operations, foundation learning, tertiary teaching, and health, disability and aged support.

Te Wānanga o Aotearoa offers courses in rongoa Māori, sports leadership, Youth Guarantee Sports Fitness and Health, computing, Te Putaketanga o Te Reo Māori, and foundational forestry and harvesting.

Representatives from both Waiariki and Te Wānanga o Aotearoa attended today's (Friday March 28) opening ceremony.

-ENDS-

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Album Review: Donnie Trumpet And The Social Experiments: Surf

Chance the Rapper is one of my favourite rappers of the last couple years. He bought a uniquely fucked up, acid sound with his debut Acid Rap which has demonstrably influenced others including ILoveMakonnen and A$AP Rocky. It’s remarkable that, at such a ... More>>

Photos: Inside The Christchurch Arts Centre Rebuild

Lady Pippa Blake visited Christchurch Arts Centre chief executive André Lovatt, a 2015 recipient of the Blake Leader Awards. The award celebrated Lovatt’s leadership in New Zealand and hisand dedication to the restoration of the Arts Centre. More>>

Running Them Up The Flagpole: Web Tool Lets Public Determine New Zealand Flag

A School of Design master’s student is challenging the flag selection process by devising a web tool that allows the public to feed their views back in a way, he says, the current government process does not. More>>

ALSO:

Survey: ‘The Arts Make My Life Better’: New Zealanders

New Zealanders are creative people who believe being involved in the arts makes their lives better and their communities stronger. Nine out of ten adult New Zealanders (88%) agree the arts are good for them and eight out of ten (82%) agree that the arts help to improve New Zealand society. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington.Scoop: Reprieve For Te Papa Press

Following its review of the role of Te Papa Press, Te Papa has committed to continue publishing books during the museum’s redevelopment, Chief Executive Rick Ellis announced yesterday. More>>

Law Society: Sir Peter Williams QC, 1934 - 2015

“Sir Peter was an exceptional advocate. He had the ability to put the defence case for his clients with powerful oratory. His passion shone through in everything he did and said.” Mr Moore says Sir Peter’s lifelong commitment to prison reform was instrumental in ensuring prison conditions and the rights of prisoners were brought to public attention. More>>

ALSO:

CTU: Peter Conway – Family Statement

Peter committed his whole working life to improving the lives of working people, both in unions and, more recently, as the Economist and Secretary of the Council of Trade Unions. He was previously Chair of Oxfam New Zealand and was on the Board of NZ Trade and Enterprise. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news