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Bright future for Vodafone Warriors star

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December, 2014

Bright future for Vodafone Warriors star
Local student, Ben Henry, finds ease of study at NZSE

Vodafone Warriors star Ben Henry may have accolades under his belt already, but he will not let this go to this head.

Ben joined the Vodafone Junior Warriors at age 17 before graduating to the Vodafone Warriors senior squad in 2012.

Growing up in Glen Eden, Ben thoroughly enjoyed Intermediate School before transitioning to Kelston Boys High where studying became serious.

“Through school, my favourite subjects were computer studies, engineering and PE. When I joined the Vodafone Junior Warriors and league turned into my career, I kept it top of mind that playing professionally will not last forever,” recounts Ben.

He left High School armed with NCEA Levels 1, 2 and 3 as well as University Entrance and knew he would study further.

“I spoke to one of my friends who was studying Computer Studies at NZSE, and decided to find out a bit more about it – as well as how I could fit it around training and games, which is vital to any decision I make.

Celebrating its 10 year anniversary this month, New Zealand School of Education (NZSE) has been committed to providing alternative tertiary education opportunities for Kiwis to help them transform their lives through the power of learning.
“No matter what their life experience, NZSE is here to ensure that students like Ben are equipped with the necessary qualifications and we are here to provide them with a steady launch pad should they choose to pursue their degree or go out into the working world,” said Brijesh Sethi, Managing Director of NZSE.
“Our aim is not to churn out graduates but to give everyone individualised attention to help them discover their potential and this is done through small classes, strong student support and practical based programmes,” continued Brijesh.
“NZSE were more than happy to work my study timetable around training and the particulars of professional league,” said Ben who decided to further his knowledge in computers and IT by opting to study Computer Studies.

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“My dad fixes computers and photocopiers, so I’ve been around them all my life. We always had four or five PCs around the house and I have a good level of general knowledge on the subject,” said Ben.

“IT is a growing industry and one I firmly believe will continue to grow in importance. The course will really help me gain a job post-footy. I can’t put all my eggs in one basket, and that is my motivation.

Ben has now finished the first part of the course, and will return to NZSE in Semester One next year to continue his studies.

“NZSE have been so flexible in helping me study around my training, and that’s why they were my first choice in tertiary study,” he concluded.

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