Fri 9 Jun 2017

Taking the cost out of studying

WITT has announced a “fees free” offer to prepare them for higher level study.

The Certificate in Tertiary Study, Levels 1 and 2, are being offered now at no cost for Semester 2. 

“This is an opportunity for people to engage in tertiary study without having to pay the course fee,’’ Executive Director, Staff, Culture and Students, Nicola Conley said.

WITT wants to enrol students into the Level 1 and 2 programmes to give them the entry requirements for higher level of study in February 2018.

“If you don’t meet the course requirements for options such as automotive, electrical carpentry, engineering, health care and more  - this is your chance,’’ she said.

Nicola Conley said the CTS courses would appeal to both young and mature students who want to take the opportunity to increase their skills.

WITT will also be opening its doors to prospective students with an Open Day in New Plymouth on Saturday, June 17, and an information evening in Hawera next Wednesday.

The fees free courses come at the same time that WITT has announced three farming programmes are being offered at heavily reduced prices.

For $410 students can enrol in courses for a New Zealand Certificate Agriculture (Farming System), Land Based Sustainability Practices or Agriculture (Vehicles, Machinery and Infrastructure).  A fourth course, for a New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture (General), costs $750 and has Alexander Trust scholarships available for students who complete the course.

The Open Day on June 17 will feature a food market and music will be provided by the Most FM. Taranaki secondary school students will also have an opportunity to spend time at WITT next Friday.

The days provide an opportunity to view the campus, talk to tutors and find out what programmes are on offer.  WITT will have Careers Advisor staff available to recommend options.

At Hawera next Wednesday a tutor and student representative will be on hand to talk about semester two programmes and staff will also be available to discuss scholarships and student support.