A steady stream of prospective students wanting to study beauty, early childhood, hospitality, Te Reo Māori, business administration, exercise, infrastructure, building and construction is the focus for those enrolling for study at UCOL in Horowhenua.
programmes start at UCOL’s Oxford Street Levin premises in mid July (cosmetology, early childhood and Te Reo Māori), joining with infrastructure, building, construction and allied trade skills students who started last year. Hospitality, business administration and exercise programmes are already taught in
partnership with Horowhenua Learning Centre.
UCOL’s Taitoko Levin campus has been undergoing a major refurbishment to accommodate the expected growing number of students and programmes, with work finishing mid July ahead of the students’ arrival for semester 2. To cater for the increased number of enquiries and interest, UCOL intends to employ a new, full time student enrolment advisor to be at the campus every week day 8-5pm. In the meantime the campus is open for enquiries between 10-3pm Monday-Friday, or by calling 0800 GO UCOL or enquiring via UCOL's website
The classroom at UCOL simulates real life situations, the use of industry equipment and technology, staff who are professionals in their chosen field, and who share their own experiences and knowledge.
UCOL’s Executive Director Education and Applied Research, Dr Jerry Shearman, said he is very excited about the future for Horowhenua. “The support from organisations and the Horowhenua District Council has been fantastic. We have been talking with local businesses about supporting our students with work projects and employment. UCOL is a quality provider and is looking forward to welcoming the students in July”. UCOL is continuing talks with key partners about ideas and what the Region needs.
“We are really happy with the development of the teaching and learning spaces, and the new range of tertiary level programmes offered in Taitoko Levin reflects growing confidence in the economy. We have a number of secondary school students from around the Horowhenua Region already studying secondary-tertiary partnership programmes, which bodes well for the future of local tertiary education. These students study at school and with UCOL” said Dr Shearman.