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

 

HITO and L’Oréal Launch Hair and Beauty Scholarships

HITO is thrilled to announce the launch of ten hair and beauty training scholarships in partnership with L’Oréal.

The scholarships will provide ten young people who have graduated from a program developed by L’Oréal and Fostering Kids New Zealand to gain qualifications as barbers, beauty therapists, or hairdressers. The recipients will complete an apprenticeship through HITO, working in barbering, beauty, or hairdressing businesses, earning a wage and gaining workplace skills while they train.

The scholarships are available to 16-18 year olds currently in care or who have recently left care.

HITO CEO Kay Nelson said, “These scholarships will help HITO support New Zealand’s young people to build amazing careers and gain a potentially life changing qualification that is recognised around the world. Apprenticeships are the best way for young people to get qualified – they get hands-on skills in a real work environment, they are earning while they learn, and they end up with a qualification minus the student loan”.

These scholarships are an extension of L’Oréal’s existing partnership with Fostering Kids NZ. Together these two organisations have reached over 450 children during the last nine years, helping them to make positive and informed decisions about their future and inspiring them to believe anything is possible.

Tanya Abbott, L’Oréal New Zealand Corporate Communications Manager, says: “The partnership with HITO reinforces L’Oréal’s global commitment to professional education in the dynamic beauty industry. It also fuels our belief that making a difference in the world is a shared responsibility, which requires a collaborative mind-set and value added partnerships.

L’Oréal is delighted to support the journey that starts with the decision by a young person to become a hairdresser, barber or beauty therapist and our hope is that this apprenticeship programme will open the door to new career opportunities for some of the country’s most vulnerable young people.”

The scholarships are just one part of an exciting new direction for HITO, spearheaded by CEO Kay Nelson. On June 19, HITO celebrated the official opening of their new Head Office in Wellington, with Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment, Paul Goldsmith opening the premises. HITO is also taking part in New Zealand Fashion Week, giving young apprentices the chance to work backstage at New Zealand’s most exciting fashion event.

“HITO is excited to launch these and many other incredible opportunities for our industries, and we look forward to seeing our scholarship recipients succeed in their exciting new careers.”


ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
IHC Tribute: Colin Meads

"While Colin is best known for rugby, to us he is one of a small number of distinguished IHC New Zealand Life Members recognised for their significant support for people with intellectual disabilities," says IHC Chief Executive Ralph Jones. More>>

ALSO:

Howard Davis Review: Tilting at Turbines - The Trip to Spain

Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon have now both broken the Big Fifty barrier, which seems to have brought a whole new level of angst to their midlife adventures ... More>>

Review: A Rose By Any Other Name Would Smell As Sweet

The Royal New Zealand Ballet has accepted the challenge of this heart-touching tragedy and largely succeeded. More>>

ALSO:

NZ's First Male IAAF Gold: Tom Walsh's Historic Shot Put Victory

Although feeling very sore but with a great feeling Tom Walsh took his place as number one on the victory dais to receive his much deserved gold medal. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Q&A: Hard To Find Books

"Unfortunately we are in crisis and this friendly dinosaur faces extinction… Our only hope is to try and raise funds to buy the building and restore it to its glory, either fully funded or with a viable deposit." More>>

Kid Lit: Lost Mansfield Story Discovered At Wellington Library

Previously undiscovered letters and a story written by a young Katherine Mansfield were recently unearthed in Wellington City Library’s archives by a local author researching a book about the famous writer. More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland