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University Scholarships for Year 13 Students
Nohoaka Pakihi | Māori Business Boot Camp Otago Business School.
Dates for your diary
BCITO Trades Secret Event
Malaghan Institute Tour
Young Men in Nursing
New Zealand College of Chiropractic
Weltec Engineering BBQ
Sign up to Youth in Health and Wellbeing Careers Event at Te Rauparaha on 13 May.
Creative Arts Experience Day 28th April Massey University Wellington
On-campus Experience Day at Toi Rauwhārangi College of Creative Arts, Massey University Wellington on Wednesday 28th April.
Experience Day provides students in Year 12 and 13, who are interested in creative arts, the opportunity to come onto the Wellington campus for a one-day workshop. Numbers are limited so students will need to book their places now.
Experience Day Workshops
Choose ONE workshop from the following:
Phone app design
Spaces of the future
Natural dyeing in textiles
Fine Arts Workshops:
Painting and sound
Commercial Music Workshop:
Music mixing and studio introduction
Practice workshop with Warren Maxwell
Creative Media Production Workshop:
Presenting for screen
Experience Day Agenda Wednesday 28 April 9.30am - 2pm
9am - 9.30am Check in
9.45am Welcome presentation
12.30pm Lunch (provided)
1.00pm Student panel
1.30pm Closing information (includes information about scholarships and how to apply)
2pm End of Experience Day. Students can do an accommodation tour at 2pm and will need to indicate this option when they register on Eventbrite.
Image credit: Ka Mua, Ka Muri by Xoë Hall (Kai Tahu)
E2E Government Agencies Special Event
Our government has branches in defence, conservation, health, culture and many more.
This event will inspire students on the wide range of public sector careers and how to enter
them from those currently engaging in our country’s government.
To register: Expression of Interest
Women in Trades
We are taking a group of female students to the Woman in Trades Workshop at Te Rauparaha on Friday, 19 March.
The format will be groups of students rotating around tables where some amazing wahine toa will meet and greet female students and talk about their job, their career path and their business.
A much broader approach to the vast array of employment opportunities in these sectors are looked at, with everything from admin to engineers, urban designer and project managers
If you would like to be considered to join the trip on Friday morning (19 March), please register interest via Expression Of Interest Form
PIHMS APRIL CAREER WEEK OPPORTUNITY
PIHMS Career Week provides any year 12 or 13 student in New Zealand with the opportunity to experience PIHMS, their culture, lifestyle, education, training to see if this is where your future lies. Explore first-hand the world of hospitality, tourism and hotel management at PIHMS before making the right decision.
What to expect:
During the three day fully supervised activities, you can expect to:
be part of the PIHMS hotel campus by staying on site
interact with current PIHMS students
find out about the different career paths offered within the business, tourism and hospitality industries
meet professionals from the tourism, hotel and hospitality industry
learn about the PIHMS internationally recognised Diplomas, Degree and Postgraduate qualifications with guaranteed hotel job!
see where our students travel to on their paid Industry Placements
meet the friendly PIHMS team and students through a variety of classroom and social activities
free time to explore New Plymouth and the surrounding area and all it has to offer
welcome and farewell luncheon for family and friends upon arrival and departure
Aotea College Pathways has two funded placements on this course.
Please apply to the Pathways Department by completing an Expression of interest form
Downer Paid Work Experience Programme Presentation
Discover different sections of Downer's organisation with careers pathways in infrastructure, roading and working outdoors.
Plus find out more about their paid work experience programme.
There is an information session and interview day being held March 11th. Aotea College may put forward 5 students.
If you see Civil engineering as being a potential career pathway:
Downer are keen to identify a potential Engineering Cadet for 2022.
The application process is in August and they hope that they can mentor a couple of potentials during this programme and support one or more to successfully commence a cadetship.
Minimum Academic Entry Criteria for Diploma
For entry to this programme, applicants are required to have:
NCEA Level 2*, and
A minimum total of 48 credits at level 2 in four subjects including at least 12 credits in mathematics (preferably achievement standards in algebra, calculus or trigonometry), or
equivalent qualifications (e.g. International Baccalaureate or Cambridge), or
equivalent credits from appropriate trades training and/or demonstrated skills and experience
Please register your interest in attending the Presentation Day and Interview by completing an application form and email your CV to email@example.com by 3.10pm Monday March 8th
Innovative Young Minds (IYM)
The Innovative Young Minds (IYM) programme is designed to encourage young women to explore science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and high-tech manufacturing – fields we call the STEMM sector. Our engaging and interactive online and residential programmes showcase the wide range of study, research and career opportunities available in STEMM.
Participants will be exposed to eye-opening and inspiring science and technology content. They will also make lasting friendships with like-minded young women who share a passion for STEMM!
Our programmes are only open to young women because females are underrepresented in the STEMM sector and we want to change that. Our goal is to inspire a new generation of female innovators and industry leaders.
IYM offers young women in years 11 and 12 the opportunity to learn about the wide range of research and career opportunities available in STEM.
This year IYM Online will take place in the first week of the April School holidays over 5 half-day sessions.
IYM Residential is a 6 day residential programme based at Silverstream Retreat in Lower Hutt during the first week of the July School holidays.
Aotea College Pathways is able to fund 5 places for the Residential Retreat.
To apply please complete an application form
To find out more about the programmes and any potential fees, email Tricia firstname.lastname@example.org
The initiative covers:
- Primary industries, including agriculture, horticulture and viticulture, fisheries (including aquaculture) and forestry;
- Construction, including building, plumbing, and civil engineering;
- Community support, including youth work, care for elderly, counselling and community health, including mental health and addiction support;
- Manufacturing and mechanical engineering and technology;
- Electrical engineering; and
- Road transport (eg heavy vehicle operator).