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Cobranding Marks Transition To A National Vocational Education Network

Monday, 9 May 2022, 9:52 am | Universal College Of Learning

The transition of UCOL to Te Pūkenga – the New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology is well underway, including a new co-branded look from May. Te Pūkenga is the new national vocational education training network that includes all Institutes ... More >>

New Life For A Building That Played A Big Role In Raising Generations Of Palmerstonians

Wednesday, 4 May 2022, 4:06 pm | Universal College Of Learning

A building that helped nurture generations has been strengthened and modernised so that it can help connect UCOL students to their future careers. Built in 1929, the former Palmerston North Plunket Rooms in King Street is now the Workhub – a ... More >>

Wairarapa Beauty Students In Demand By Industry

Wednesday, 13 April 2022, 3:01 pm | Universal College Of Learning

UCOL Wairarapa beauty students are seeing the benefits of working part-time in the industry while studying towards a diploma. Six of the eleven students in the New Zealand Diploma in Beauty Therapy have already secured part-time work in beauty therapy ... More >>

Knack For Numbers Leads To Accounting Career For UCOL Graduate

Friday, 8 April 2022, 10:07 am | Universal College Of Learning

Cassy Titter was working in the shearing industry when she first came to UCOL Whanganui in 2006. She was looking for something new, and after her aunty had signed up for UCOL’s New Zealand Diploma in Business, Titter thought she would try it too. “I ... More >>

UCOL Manawatū Graduate Realises His Accounting Dream

Wednesday, 6 April 2022, 10:52 am | UCOL

Christopher Adams journey to becoming an accountant was far from straightforward – he pretty much drove all over the motu before arriving at UCOL. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2204/681c493291d410dc02f8.jpeg" width="720" height="454"> Christopher Adams is among the ... More >>

Billie’s Building Her Future

Thursday, 31 March 2022, 12:01 pm | Universal College Of Learning

Billie Hemopo is on a roll. She aced her NZ Certificate in Construction Skills Level 3 last year and now has more projects in her sights. Doing an art course got Billie interested in architectural design, and she knew that building would give her a practical ... More >>

Te Reo Māori Graduate Passing On The Knowledge

Monday, 28 March 2022, 2:19 pm | UCOL

Warren Maxwell (Ngāti Whare, Ngāi te Riu, Ngāti Rakaipaaka, and Ngāi Tūkairangi – Level 4 Te Reo Māori ) is well known for his music career with bands Trinity Roots, Little Bushman, and Fat Freddy’s Drop. In the early days of Trinity Roots, ... More >>

UCOL Horowhenua Graduate Chasing Teaching Dream

Friday, 25 March 2022, 12:42 pm | Universal College Of Learning

Salamo Sooalo’s faith and love for music brought him to Aotearoa from Samoa. Here, he started his journey to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a teacher. An experienced musician, Salamo coordinated church choirs around Samoa in the early ... More >>

Could Denice Make It Back To The Clinic?

Wednesday, 9 March 2022, 11:46 am | UCOL

Denice Stock had a wide experience as a nurse, but that was a decade ago. Could she make it as a nurse again? <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2203/0eb562d84c1381ae4ffe.jpeg" width="720" height="538"> Denice Stock has returned to ... More >>

Scholarships To Help Manawatū Builders Upskill

Tuesday, 1 March 2022, 2:21 pm | UCOL

For Manawatū builders Jack Lord and Connor Deane, receiving a Freemasons Willson Lewis Scholarship is an opportunity to take their careers to the next level. The Freemasons Willson Lewis Scholarship is a joint initiative between Manawatū Kilwinning ... More >>

UCOL Honours Years Of Selfless Hardwork

Friday, 25 February 2022, 9:09 am | Universal College Of Learning

UCOL celebrated the outstanding lives of three individuals at the Honours Award ceremony on Thursday, 24 February. The UCOL Honours Awards recognises and celebrates the contribution locals have made to the community, society in general, and UCOL ... More >>

Student Returning After 18 Years Gets Friendly Surprise

Thursday, 24 February 2022, 10:03 am | UCOL

Whanganui-based Wendy Johns has returned to UCOL eighteen years after she left with one goal in mind – to finish what she started. Having left her New Zealand Diploma in Business qualification halfway in 2004, she kept thinking about her “missed ... More >>

New Cybersecurity Programme To Tackle Skills Shortage

Wednesday, 2 February 2022, 9:31 am | UCOL

With around 10 billion devices connected to the internet worldwide and high profile data breaches becoming all too common, there is the growing need for New Zealand organisations to invest time, money, and personnel in protecting and storing data. ... More >>

New Course Launched To Help Mechanics Keep Up With EV Demand

Monday, 31 January 2022, 11:38 am | UCOL

More and more electric vehicles (EVs) are cruising Manawatū streets – but just like any other vehicle, they still need to pop into the shop for tune-ups and maintenance. Manawatū’s mechanics are gearing up for the electric vehicle evolution, and UCOL ... More >>

From Student To Supporter In Early Childhood Education Programme

Tuesday, 25 January 2022, 9:20 am | UCOL

When Sahra Hassan completed UCOL’s New Zealand Certificate in Early Childhood Education and Care (Level 4) in 2021 she didn’t expect she’d be repeating the class so soon. Hassan, a Somali national, is now working alongside the UCOL lecturer ... More >>

Ohakune Hamburger Restaurant Staff Benefiting From UCOL Programme

Monday, 13 December 2021, 3:40 pm | UCOL

Sous chefs at The Blind Finch Hamburgeria & Bakehouse in Ohakune have jumped at the opportunity to earn a UCOL cookery qualification while on the job. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2112/9ed3b0fd7edb5b064b09.jpeg" ... More >>

A Thousand Learners Get A Job Boost At Nearly Zero Cost

Wednesday, 8 December 2021, 4:02 pm | Universal College Of Learning

The Government’s Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF) has had a big impact in the lower North Island, with learners and local employers reaping the benefits. 980 learners at UCOL alone have learned or are currently learning a wide range of ... More >>

UCOL Beekeeping Students Buzzing About New Jobs

Wednesday, 1 December 2021, 12:36 pm | Universal College Of Learning

The latest class for the New Zealand Certificate in Apiculture at UCOL Wairarapa has been a great success, with half of the learners receiving job offers before they even finished. Of the six learners on the programme, three have accepted job offers. ... More >>

Tasting The Life Of A Modern Farmer

Monday, 29 November 2021, 2:41 pm | UCOL

It’s crucial for farmers to keep up with the changing times – and UCOL’s new Farming Systems and Equipment (Level 3) programme aims to help newcomers do just that. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2111/2e38e41f0c9a1ef007dc.jpeg" ... More >>

Whanganui Collegiate Students Top Woodskills Competition

Thursday, 11 November 2021, 9:16 am | UCOL

Students from Whanganui Collegiate School have taken out four of the six top awards in the Secondary Schools Creative Woodskills Competition run by Middle Districts Farm Forestry Association and UCOL. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2111/2d590a86c4c7cbadbfd4.jpeg" ... More >>