News - December 2016

Pasifika Student Embraces New Chapter In Life
December 15, 2016

With some difficult years behind him, Okusitino Kamo feels he is living the dream. Tino and his family are enjoying a rural lifestyle and, as he nears the end of EIT degree studies, he is looking...

Student Ends Year On A High
December 15, 2016

EIT business student Andrene Keefe has emerged from her most challenging year ever with a renewed sense of purpose. With Cook Islander, Tahitian, Ngāti Kahungunu, Irish and Scottish genes in her...

Student Completes Challenging Degree Journey
December 15, 2016

Samoan-born Tivaini Fomai ended his 2016 year with a constellation of outstanding achievements. Tivaini completed his Bachelor of Recreation and Sport at EIT, secured a full-time job at Hastings...

Push For Pasifika Trades Training
December 15, 2016

EIT is widening its reach in encouraging young Pasifika to take up opportunities to train for careers in the trades. Launched in 2013, New Zealand’s Māori and Pasifika Trades Training (MPTT)...

New Entry-Level Programmes for Computing
December 7, 2016

Responding to changes sought by the NZQA of tertiary educators nationwide, EIT’s School of Computing has updated entry-level programmes to be offered from 2017.While the National...

New Masters and Postgraduate Diploma
December 7, 2016

Two new exciting postgraduate programmes for people whose work focus is people.A new Masters in Professional Practice and Postgraduate Diploma will suit social workers, teachers,...

Study Spark for Cycling Business
December 7, 2016

Studying for EIT’s Diploma in Recreation and Sport was a trigger for Jenny Ryan establishing Tākaro Trails, an award-winning company offering cycling tour packages in Hawke’s Bay. ...

Upgraded Log Cabin Promotes Sustainable Building
December 7, 2016

In refitting a derelict log cabin to become a model for sustainable building, ideaschool lecturer Mazin Bahho found people became more involved as the upgrade began to take shape. Mazin...

Trades Training Provides a Head Start
December 7, 2016

Interested in fashion and beauty, Ashlee Lewis wanted to pursue a related career. Attending EIT Tairāwhiti’s Trades Academy as a student at Gisborne’s Campion College, Ashlee’s focus...