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School students to get taste of Vocational Pathways

By UCOL on Friday, 14 October 2016

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Over 300 Year 10 students in the Wairarapa region are set to get a taste of tertiary study with UCOL Wairarapa and Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre.

The two institutes have again teamed up to deliver ‘My Vocational Pathways Taster Days’ for seven of the region’s secondary schools over three consecutive Fridays – 14, 21 and 28 October. 

This year each taster day will consist of five 45 minute interactive workshops at UCOL Wairarapa, as well as travel to and from the Taratahi campus. 

Workshops will cover beauty, hair, carpentry, automotive, health, hospitality, business administration, early childhood education, music and agriculture.

UCOL External Relations Coordinator Natasha Rudman says the workshops align with Vocational Pathways. 

“We want to inspire and engage students, and offer support with subject selection through Years 11 – 13 and future career choices. Vocational Pathways is a unique tool that helps individuals see how their strengths, interests and achievements can relate to study options and job opportunities.

“The taster days will allow students to get a feel for what UCOL and Taratahi offer and what they can study while at school through the STAR and Trades Academies programmes.”