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Wellington Institute of Technology Rates Highly

Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) Rates Highly on Sector Comparisons

WelTec sits among the country's top Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics in results published by the TEC today, for qualification completions and progression to higher study.

WelTec’s Chief Executive, Dr Linda Sissons responded to the publication of the government’s education performance indicators today. In noting a lower score for course completions in 2009, she described this as an anomaly which has already been corrected in WelTec’s results as at mid-year 2010 at 74%, well above the sector average.

“We are delighted that WelTec was rated in the top 5 for qualification completions, the most significant measure both for individuals who want to equip themselves for their careers, and for employers to whom it sends a clear, positive signal.

"These good results also reflect what other recent external surveys have revealed about WelTec, said Linda Sissons.

“In an independent survey of employer opinion conducted this year, 94% of employers rated WelTec’s qualifications as relevant; 90% judged WelTec’s graduates as work ready; and 90% believed that WelTec’s qualifications prepare students for the future needs in their industry.

“In other surveys two-thirds of our graduates, who had very recently graduated, advised us they were already in employment and/or going onto further study. 80% of our Bachelor of Alcohol and Drug Studies graduates were employed in a field directly related to their WelTec qualification with 15% planning graduate study. 80% of WelTec’s Bachelor of Hospitality Management students were employed and/or planning graduate study. 93% of WelTec’s National Certificate in Community Support graduates were employed in an area directly related to their qualification and/or planning further study.

“At WelTec we pride ourselves on working closely with companies, industry and professional associations to produce graduates that are work-ready. These results mean WelTec is on the right track. A large proportion of WelTec students do gain a qualification sought after by industry.

“Our students are supported by excellent teaching, direct industry experience and support services when they need it. We are confident that our students achieve relevant, highly-sought after qualifications,” said Dr Sissons.

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