News - Education

EIT course aiming to open doors for rangatahi
January 31, 2020

An inaugural programme at EIT Tairāwhiti aims to redirect hundreds of young people who are doing nothing. The collaboration between EIT Tairāwhiti, Te Puni Kokiri and the Ministry of Social...

Passionate about education and social work
December 20, 2019

A woman passionate about education and social work is behind the Bachelor of Social Work at EIT Tairāwhiti. Site coordinator of the programme that is now a four-year honours degree is Gisborne...

Better life for Brian
October 7, 2019

After spending the best part of his youth in various labouring jobs, Gisborne man Brian Walters decided it was time to do something more fulfilling. “When I turned 28 I realised I wanted to...

“Year 13 scholarship gave us motivation to study”
September 18, 2019

Education was always a big thing for the family of EIT students Desmond Sa’u and his younger sister Faala. “Mum told me that she discovered my interest in art when I went to preschool. I...

Course helps to ovecome the whakamā barrier
July 30, 2019

  Going for jobs can be daunting for people who have been out of the workforce long term, with women in particular often losing confidence after years at home raising children. A new...

Top coach to lead new waka ama course
July 4, 2019

People wanting to learn more about waka ama paddling have the chance to get tuition from legendary Tūranga-based coach Kiwi Campbell. Paddling will be part of a new EIT  programme centred...

Courses to cater for learning wishlists
June 7, 2019

EIT is putting together courses for people who want to learn a bit of DIY to improve and maintain their homes. They are among the big line-up of the Adult Community Education (ACE) programme,...