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From boilermaker to construction management

For most of his adult life Bevan Van Wyk worked as a boilermaker - a trained craftsman producing steel fabrications - until, aged 40, he decided to move into the...

For the love of cars

Combining work with study is “killing two birds with one stone” says Danielle Anderson, who is studying part time for her Certificate of Automotive Engineering while doing an apprenticeship...

Dog training programme more than a walk in the park

Most people would ignore the constant crying of dogs in their neighbourhood, but for Augusta Grayson, it was what drove her back to study.

Student bitten by conservation bug

When Phoebe Andrews, 22, started studying straight out of school, she never imagined she’d end up studying biodiversity management. Due to graduate in April 2019 with a Bachelor of Applied...

Carpentry, a viable career for any age

After a successful 15-year career in hospitality and sales, Michael Scott, 33, decided it was time for a lifestyle change.

Career in early childhood education a family affair

Tuakana-teina takes on a whole new meaning for siblings Greg & Imogen, who are both pursuing a career in early childhood education.

Hacker hero

Do you ever stop to think about how fast technology is evolving, and what that might mean for the safety of our phones, computers, or tablets?

My classroom is a West-Auckland social service

Making the decision to become a qualified social worker has done more than just prepare Leastra Davis, 38, for a rewarding career – it’s helped her overcome traumatic personal experiences.

The importance of building a more diverse police service

For 15 years Unitec has been working with the New Zealand Police to help diversify its intake of students. Jihee Junn looks at how Unitec’s ‘pre-police’ course is changing the...

Engineering a better future – working with water

Kevin Manalo is a third-year part-time student, who’s learning on-site at civil Engineering solution firm Pipeline and Civil.
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