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

 


Scholarships secured for Whanganui youth

Media Release


Wednesday 21 January 2014

Scholarships secured for Whanganui youth

At a ceremony on campus with staff and whānau, 31 Rangatahi (youth) were awarded Youth Guarantee scholarship certificates for fee free study at Whanganui UCOL.

Twenty nine students have now started study at Whanganui UCOL across four Level 3 programmes: the National Certificate in Business Administration and Computing, the Northland Polytechnic Certificate in Whakairo (Visual Arts), the Certificate in Hairdressing (Salon Support), and the National Certificate in Hospitality (Basic Cookery).

Two other students awarded scholarships travel each day to study at UCOL’s Palmerston North campus; one studying physics through the Certificate in Science and Health Level 3 in order to progress on to Bachelor in Medical Imaging Technology, and the other working towards the Certificate in Automotive Panel and Paint Level 3 at the UCOL Regional Trades and Technology Centre.

Whanganui UCOL Youth Guarantee Coordinator and Kaiawhina Mere Robb says the scholarships were awarded to individuals who demonstrated a strong commitment to improving their educational achievements.

“Some of our students this year have overcome huge personal challenges and have not responded to the school system. These scholarships will give them a great boost to putting the past behind them and will give them a strong chance at educational success.

“It’s fantastic to be able to help young people, who have left school and may not feel confident about tertiary study, get a fresh start in something that really interests them.”

This is the fourth year the Youth Guarantee scheme has been available to UCOL. More scholarships will be on offer for Semester 2 at Whanganui UCOL.

UCOL recently attended the launch of the Whanganui Youth Guarantee Network facilitated by NZQA Youth Guarantee Chief Advisor Tina Sims, to look at working in a collaborative way with current network committees in the community.

ENDS

Notes to reporters:

- Whanganui UCOL was provided 30 Government funded Youth Guarantee places (equivalent full time student places) for 16 to 19 year olds to study Levels 1 to 3 programmes in 2014. More than 30 students can be awarded scholarships within this funding as some aren’t studying full-time one-year programmes.

- The Northland Polytechnic Certificate in Whakairo (Visual Arts) was successfully introduced to Whanganui UCOL in July last year in response to a Whanganui Taskforce recommendation to provide level 1-3 programmes that attract youth who aren’t in education, employment or training.

© 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