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Free training for technology with Hangarau Scholarship

New Zealand School of Education TechSchool serves up free training for technology with Hangarau Scholarship


* New scholarship aims to bolster technology graduate numbers to address skills shortages
* Coinciding with Techweek 2019<>, the Hangarau Scholarship will provide tuition fees for any students enrolling in NZSE TechSchool’s eligible courses by the end of May

Auckland, Wednesday 22 May, 2019 - New Zealand students are being given the opportunity to study technology for free, with a new initiative launched by New Zealand School of Education’s (NZSE) TechSchool<>.

The Hangarau Scholarship (Hangarau is technology in Māori) is aiming to bolster graduate numbers in the technology sector and help address the ongoing skills shortage. It will see any students enrolling in the eligible courses having their tuition fees of up to $3060 paid. The scholarship applies for IT Essentials Level 4 and the NZ Certificate in Information Technology Level 5. Unlike traditional scholarships awarded to just one or two students, the Hangarau Scholarship will be granted to any qualifying applicants enrolling be the end of May.

The initiative coincides with Techweek 2019, with hundreds of tech-focused events running around New Zealand, and comes on the back of the continuing government push to encourage more students to study IT.

The NZQA and TEC-funded TechSchool at NZSE is part of wholly owned Kiwi company, New Zealand Skills & Education Group.

NZSE’s IT provisioning started from 2004 and since then has had thousands of graduates and grown to four campuses around Auckland.

Helping grow a Kiwi growth engine

Brijesh Sethi, Group Founder and Managing Director for New Zealand School of Education, says education and training in technology through institutions like TechSchool at NZSE are a crucial part of ensuring New Zealand’s technology sector is equipped for future growth.

“At NZSE’s TechSchool we promote hands-on, collaborative learning for in-demand skills,” he says.
"TechSchool has strong ties with New Zealand’s rapidly growing technology sector, and we’ve seen the great need for more graduates. “We hope this initiative will enable more students to train and gain highly in-demand skills which enable them to work in a diverse and thriving industry.”

Prospective students must be New Zealand citizens or permanent residents for at least three years to qualify for the scholarship and must demonstrate passion and talent for technology and a clear career goal related to the programme of study.

For more information on TechSchool at NZSE see

About New Zealand Skills and Education Group<>
New Zealand Skills and Education Group (NZSEG), is a wholly New Zealand owned group of high-quality independent institutes providing education to local Zealand and international students. Its mission is to transform students’ lives through powerful educational experiences. Students benefit from not only technical and theoretical knowledge but are equipped with the soft skills required to get them job ready to enter the New Zealand and global workforce with confidence.
NZSEG programmes range from certificates to degree level diploma, to create different educational pathways for a diverse range of students. NZSEG is accredited by New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) and funded by the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC). Its 3 Private Training Establishments are the following institutes: New Zealand School of Education, a leading Auckland based provider of tertiary programmes for international and domestic students, Advance Training Centres, offering unique military preparation programmes for students between ages 16-19 and years old, and Seafield School of English, offering diverse English language courses to international students from around the world. Through these three PTEs, NZSEG delivers successful learning outcomes for career advancement, workforce development and high-quality education responsive to local business and industry needs.


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