Thu 5 Oct 2017

Holiday time: and back to school

It’s school holiday time – and for more than 30 Taranaki secondary school students that has been a signal to go back to class.

The students have converged on WITT to complete Dual Pathway programmes in bakery, beauty therapy and computing.

Angela Ferguson, Faculty Leader, Engineering, Trades and Secondary Pathways said it was the second holiday block WITT has run and a third will be held in December.

She said it was encouraging to see the enthusiasm of students. Some were taking the Connector bus from Hawera to attend the classes.

The Dual Pathways pilot is one of a series of secondary-tertiary programmes designed to help school students move into employment or higher level study and assist in gaining NCEA credits.

“It is one of the many opportunities for secondary school students to do one of the Secondary Tertiary Pathways partnered with WITT either through Trades Academy, 3 + 2, EE2E (Engineering Education to Employment), STAR (Secondary Tertiary Alignment Resource) or Dual Pathways,’’ she said

When WITT News visited the bakery class this week tutor Erin Aldridge had 13 students icing cakes.

She was impressed by their enthusiasm.

Daniel Jury gave up part of his holiday break to enrol, and reckoned he had made a good decision.

Daniel has been working in the bakery at New World New Plymouth and the Spotswood College student hopes to find full time work in the industry.


Picture: Training at WITT has been the icing on the cake for Daniel Jury.