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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!”
The International Travel College of New Zealand
(ITC) has won the prestigious award for Excellence in Customer Service Delivery at the Westpac Auckland Business Awards 2014 – South.
In a bid to help students quit smoking, NZMA
Sylvia Park has just entered 30 of its students and tutors in a national competition, the WERO Challenge. The three teams of ten have pledged to quit smoking for three months, battling it out against 90 teams from across the country. The challenge ends on November 30 and the group with the most quitters will win $5000 cash for a charity, community group or marae of their choice.
ACG Yoobee School of Design
is about to have its first-ever NZQA accredited graduates come out of Yoobee’s Online Campus. The students are currently in the final weeks of a 25-week part-time Certificate in Digital Media. This qualification involves students engaging in a range of activities including image manipulation, print, 3D modeling, 3D animation, short film making, website creation and interactive media. As it is so diverse, this is the perfect programme to pathway into other on-campus diplomas.
Academic Colleges Group
(ACG) recently acquired the New Zealand Career College
The New Zealand Career College has been a private tertiary education provider since 2002 and has been led by Mr. Feroz Ali. Mr Ali will take up a senior role within ACG as Divisional Chief Executive of the ACG Tertiary & Careers division.