Whitecliffe Students Commissioned by Fletcher for Three Kings mural painting
Construction students from NZMA in Otahuhu have teamed up with not-for-profit organisation Habitat for Humanity to help eliminate sub-standard housing.
ITC student scores highest mark in New Zealand for IATA qualification
Opinion Piece 3 – Feroz Ali, Chair of Independent Tertiary Institutions (ITI), 30 September 2014
Under headlines such as “Polytechnic cash given to private businesses” and “$29 million cut from polytechnics”, the Tertiary Education Union (TEU) asserts that money is being systematically stripped out of Polytechnics and literally just given to businesses. The clear implications behind the argument are that ITPs are being damaged, some students are missing out on education, and that private providers are not providing a quality education with the additional money they receive.
Eight Whitecliffe Fashion Design students were awarded The Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia (PMSA) for their ongoing participation in Project Matatika 2015. The venture is part of a sustainable fashion project established through Seed to Self, an organisation founded by entrepreneurs Theresa Grantham and Gijs Spoor, that seeks to bring more awareness of ethical and sustainable practices into the world, t
hrough students designing products made of organic cotton from an ethical supply chain in India.
Auckland’s cruise season has started, and several cruise ships are scheduled to dock in the harbour over the busy summer period, bringing many overseas visitors to Auckland’s doorstep.
Students from the International Travel College (ITC) will be working on the frontline when ships arrive, welcoming visitors into Auckland and processing tickets and related paperwork. Renaissance Tours has hired 50 ITC students to work as check-in agents at The Hilton throughout the summer.
Leading independent educational services provider ACG is making a big splash in the tertiary education sector.
Previously focused on early childcare through to secondary education and university pathways, the education heavyweight has now launched a Tertiary and Careers Group, and already has three top-ranked tertiary providers in its portfolio. The most recent acquisition is ITI member NZMA, which ACG purchased two months ago. With three campuses and around 3000 students, NZMA is well-known as a hospitality and cookery school. The school also delivers training in business, contact centre, retail and construction, and is ACG’s largest private training establishment.
You have to be pretty darn creative to get to be a finalist in the World of Wearable Art Awards. And, even more so, to come up with the concept of two Martians coming to New Zealand on their 1000-year pilgrimage to party at WOW! But that’s just what TLC Kids Art Tutor, Gabrielle Edmonds, and former work colleague, Allison MacKay, did with their double-costume entry ‘Love and Kisses’.
Whitecliffe Graphic Design graduates Michelle So and Leah Surynt are winners in the Student Category of the acclaimed 2014 Best Awards. Michelle was awarded a Gold Pin for The New Universal Code and Leah was awarded a Silver Pin for Online/Offline. Graduates Tommy Chin and Luke Jenkins were also awarded as finalists in the Student Category for their designs.
“Wellington is a lot similar to Xiamen; it is harmonious, and relaxed,” says Chinese artist Zou Zhe. “One difference is that the population of Xiamen is 4 million!”