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Students celebrate scholarship success

Students celebrate scholarship success

On 25 February 2011, The Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) held its annual scholarship ceremony at Petone Campus. 43 scholarships were awarded including the WelTec Council Maori and the Tamaiti Whangai Sports Academy Scholarships.

Dr Linda Sissons, WelTec Chief Executive commented, ‘’ the quality of people putting themselves forward for scholarships this year is particularly high. Competition was tough - applicants’ academic results demonstrated high achievement levels.’’

Carterton resident, Trent Lett applied for the WelTec Secondary School Scholarship through Wairarapa College. Trent was delighted to learn he was granted a $2000 WelTec Secondary School scholarship towards the Bachelor of Engineering Technology (BEng Tech) for 2011 at WelTec.

The programme at WelTec ticked all the boxes for Trent. ‘’I enjoy the practical and design aspect of the programme, in addition working outdoors in the field on various projects is an added bonus’’ ‘’I chose WelTec to develop my practical skills and knowledge of Engineering.’’ Trent is majoring in Mechanical Engineering with a passion for developing military precision weaponry. His enthusiasm comes from winning 1st place in engineering and the engineering cup in years 11 and 12.

Further students from ten secondary schools in the Hutt Valley, Wellington and Wairarapa also received scholarships at the ceremony.

Dr Linda Sissons says ‘’WelTec is in the business of getting New Professionals ready for the future and this is where you gain the skills necessary for your chosen profession.’’ WelTec qualifications are respected by employers and offer the most comprehensive range of engineering sub-degree programmes in New Zealand.


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