Programme Leader – Hospitality
Ian Drew (Head of School – Technologies, Programme Leader – Hospitality) has taken to Te Atakura’s teaching approach like a duck to water. He’s found the relationship-based approach to be very effective.
Maraina Shone’s passion for cooking and her desire to be the best mum she can be steered her towards UCOL Wairarapa’s cooking programme. Now she loving life as a chef.
I enjoy coming to class everyday knowing that I will learn something and that it is all pointing me towards a career in hairdressing.
U-Skills Academy Automotive Student
Mack Bold is on track to become a third-generation mechanic as he starts his automotive apprenticeship.
Academy Graphics Programme Graduate
Logan Dear got his first taste of Graphic Design as a U-Skills Academy student, and enjoyed it so much he later enrolled in UCOL’s Bachelor of Creative Media.
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.
U-Skills Health Graduate
For Amber Duthie, the U-Skills Health programme was the perfect stepping stone into the Bachelor of Nursing degree.
“Everyone draws as a kid, but the thing that made me draw more was my interest in video games, cartoons, and anime,” says UCOL Creative Media graduate Deanna Gunn
Applied Science Graduate
After a mysterious illness, Taichi Takeuchi wanted to study microbiology at UCOL to discover what had make him sick. What he ended up finding was his passion for chemistry.
As a mechanic, Danielle Couchman loves having the skills to fix her own car instead of getting someone else to do it.
UCOL Carpentry graduate Krystine Vincent loves the feeling she gets when she finishes a project.
Early Childhood Education Graduate
Early Childhood Education runs in the family for Brianna Billaney. After finishing high school, Brianna was considering studying science until she was told about UCOL Horowhenua’s Early Childhood Education (ECE) programmes.