Diploma in Cookery
When Cambodian UCOL student Andy Piseth was younger, his mum convinced him to try a career as a chef. Now eighteen and mid-way through a two-year Diploma in Cookery, he’s happy to admits his mum was right.
Bachelor of Nursing
Sophie Le has always wanted to determine her own future. That is why the New Zealand high school system has such appeal. “I was able to choose what subjects to study. At home in Viet Nam, most of the schools decide for you.”
Early Childhood Education and Care Graduate
Evie Dewes was in the first class for the New Zealand Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care at UCOL Wairarapa, and now she’s excited to start her first fulltime teaching job.
MPTT Recipient and Construction Student
Joy Tufuga is the definition of resilience; with a positive attitude, commitment to her studies and a strong foundation in family values.
Sharyn McLeod realised her lifetime dream to become qualified when she graduated with her New Zealand Diploma in Business in March 2021.
Peter Cameron is proof that it is never too late to build on your skills.On the one-year anniversary of collecting his pension, the 66-year-old is now studying towards a New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trade Skills (Carpentry) at UCOL’s Horowhenua
Kelsea Clapp’s love for cooking came from preparing Christmas feasts with her grandma while growing up. Now she’s working as a chef in one of New Zealand’s great tourism towns.
Studying Security at UCOL set Aisea Vaivela up for career where he can help people.
Master of Design Student
From writing poetry and short stories when he was growing up, to studying music and media at university – Nicholas Toyne has always enjoyed expressing himself creatively. Now he has found his niche in sculpture and glass art.
Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology Graduate
Few people can say they always go home happy from a day at the office, and after a long weekend, look forward to getting back to work.
Tayla Peters Fear has, in part, her sister to thank for her new career in Beauty Therapy.
For Jazmyn Woolston, a great day at work is putting smiles on her customer’s faces.