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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 >>

UCOL Whanganui Celebrates First Academy NZ Police Students

Wednesday, 10 November 2021, 1:01 pm | Universal College Of Learning

A group of Whanganui secondary students interested in a career in the Police force have got a head start after completing a foundation programme through UCOL. Last week UCOL Whanganui - Matapihi ki te Ao held an awards night to celebrate students ... More >>

Nearly $40,000 Of Scholarships Given To Thriving Whanganui Students

Thursday, 4 November 2021, 3:20 pm | UCOL

Charlene McGechan’s academic success and fundraising efforts for her hurricane-stricken village have earned her one of 36 UCOL Whanganui scholarships. A total of just under $40,000 worth of scholarships were recently awarded to UCOL Whanganui students, thanks ... More >>

UCOL Course Opens Door To Farming For Students

Wednesday, 3 November 2021, 2:32 pm | UCOL

When Paula Childs (52), Laike Moes (20), and Charlotte Wells (16) enrolled for UCOL’s six week AG Contracting Course , their aim was simple. They were ready to enter New Zealand’s largest export earning industry. It wasn’t just knowledge and experience ... More >>

Double Scholarship Recipient Chasing Artistic Dreams

Tuesday, 2 November 2021, 2:13 pm | Universal College Of Learning

For Faith Henare-Stewart, receiving two UCOL scholarships will help her pursue her dream of working as a multi-talented artist and passing on her creative skills. Henare-Stewart was one of 38 UCOL students to receive scholarships at ceremonies held on the Manawatū ... More >>

Local Mum Flourishing In Intro Nursing Programme

Wednesday, 29 September 2021, 10:02 am | Universal College Of Learning

If Anna Barlow ever needs to remember how far she’s come in the past 18 months, she just looks at her first UCOL Student ID card. “I looked very sad back then,” she says. Anna had become a solo mum and wanted a better future for her and her four ... More >>

Local Engineers Doing Their Bit To Fight Tradie Shortage

Friday, 24 September 2021, 11:12 am | UCOL

In close collaboration with UCOL, Ashhurst Engineering and Construction Co (AEC) are doing their part to address the shortage of qualified tradespeople in their industry. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2109/6ea209133610eb154dff.jpeg" ... More >>

Breaking down barriers for refugees in sport

Monday, 20 September 2021, 11:31 am | UCOL

Palmerston North student breaking down barriers for refugees in sport As a 15-year-old refugee from Pakistan, Ali Muhammad-Jawad knows first-hand how isolated he felt as a sports-mad teenager arriving in a new country six years ago. Young refugees join ... More >>

Student Launches New Sports Programme for Young Refugees

Friday, 10 September 2021, 8:51 am | UCOL

As a 15-year-old refugee from Pakistan, Ali Muhammad-Jawad knows first-hand how isolated he felt as a sports-mad teenager arriving in a new country six years ago. Ali Muhammad-Jawad Now a third-year UCOL Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and ... More >>

Young Mum Thriving in New Career as a Chef

Wednesday, 8 September 2021, 2:38 pm | Universal College Of Learning

Maraina Shone’s passion for cooking and her desire to be the best mum she can be steered her towards UCOL Wairarapa’s cooking programme. Now she loving life as a chef. “I got pregnant at 15 and became a mum at 16. After my son was born, ... More >>

Pop Up COVID Vaccination Clinic Rolls Out At UCOL Whanganui

Friday, 27 August 2021, 6:23 am | UCOL

UCOL staff, students and their whānau visit the campus for their COVID-19 vaccinations UCOL students, staff, and their whānau returned to UCOL Whanganui campus yesterday for a quick visit, as they received their first COVID-19 vaccination. Organised in ... More >>

Helping Learners Find Their Future At UCOL Whanganui’s Open Day

Friday, 13 August 2021, 12:23 pm | UCOL

UCOL Whanganui will open its doors to secondary students and other interested learners on Wednesday 25 August, providing them a chance to discover what’s on offer. Besides touring facilities, watching live demonstrations, and getting hands-on with activities, ... More >>

Webcomic Creator Set For Armageddon

Tuesday, 10 August 2021, 5:55 am | UCOL

Deanna Gunn with part of the mural she helped paint on the UCOL arts building Manawatū illustrator Deanna Gunn had been attending Armageddon as a fan since 2011 – until she started exhibiting last year. Now she’s excited to show off her work when the ... More >>

Webcomic Creator Set For Armageddon

Monday, 9 August 2021, 2:56 pm | Universal College Of Learning

Manawatū illustrator Deanna Gunn had been attending Armageddon as a fan since 2011 – until she started exhibiting last year. Now she’s excited to show off her work when the pop culture convention hits Palmerston North for the first time. Under her ... More >>

The Backhouse Home To New Innovation Collaboration

Friday, 6 August 2021, 11:30 am | UCOL

A new centre for innovation, creative industries, entrepreneurship and education - housed in the historic Backhouse building on UCOL Whanganui’s campus - is inspiring excitement in the city’s creative hub. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2108/d3900cc5937ae2927f1a.jpeg" ... More >>

Career Talks @ UCOL A Hit With Over 1200 Secondary Students

Thursday, 5 August 2021, 7:38 pm | UCOL

UCOL’s celebrating the largest event to ever hit their Manawatū campus – not to mention being one of the top five largest career expos in the country this year. On Wednesday over 1200 secondary students from 22 central and lower North Island ... More >>

‘It’s Never Too Late To Learn A New Skill,’ Says Mechanic Mum

Wednesday, 28 July 2021, 6:13 pm | UCOL

Training for a new career while raising children has its challenges, but apprentice mechanic Danielle Couchman encourages other parents to follow their dreams. Danielle Couchman is now doing her apprenticeship at JP Motors in Masterton Danielle has always ... More >>