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During the October holidays we are offering Year 12 and 13 free workshop opportunities for your students.

  • Leadership: leadership development, soft skills, CV enhancement and lots of fun (a half day, Year 12 & 13)​
  • App-Lab: design, create and market an App (4 full days, Year 13)
  • Environmental & Animal Sciences: biodiversity, conservation, fantastic beasts and how to mind them (a half day, Year 13)
  • Robotics: programme and build a robot (2 full days, Year 12)
  • Allied health: learn about the variety of health and community careers (a half day, Year 12 & 13)

In the first week of Term 4 we are offering a great workshop opportunity for drama and media students.

  • Screen Bites: introduction to directing, writing, production, sound, editing and camera (a half day, Year 12 & 13)

Schools and individual students can book in - so please share this message.

Please note: spaces are limited.

 

Rounded Rectangle: Book Here

 

 



It is vital that students and their parents are confident about what will be happening next before the exams so that their effort is focused where it should be. With this in mind we have come up with four key ways to support your students with some of their decisions.

Techtorium Open Day on Saturday 4th November 2017 where students and their parents can see us in our own environment...!

ICE and CODE courses across the holidays and throughout November and into the middle of December to help students decide if IT could be a possible career choice for them (the credits are also useful!).

Student for a day opportunity for senior students to come in and spend some time with our full-time students to experience a taste of tertiary.

Lunchtime talks with students who would like to investigate the possibility of a career in IT.

 

1 Open Day for Year 12s and Year 13s and their Families

On Saturday the 4th of November from 9.00am until 3.00pm we will be offering our first Open Day to senior students, families, friends and schools to come in, talk with our staff and students. There will be activities, interviews and as much information about what your students need to be doing now, what our students do when they are with us and most important how we connect with our Employment Partners.

 

2 - ICE and CODE Courses

I have included the calendar for the rest of the year at the bottom of this e-mail. You will notice that the offerings have increased considerably to meet the demand and provide as many opportunities as we can for your seniors.

 

In preparation for the holiday courses we always ask you for a contact phone number so if the student does not turn up we are able to contact them or their family to find out where they are. These holidays we will be specifically asking for the students mobile number (mums if they dont have one) so we can text a reminder the day before the course starts to remind them where they need to be and when.

 

3 Student for a Day

We test the learning style of all of our full time Diploma students in order to better support them in their learning. From this we know that close to 95% of them are Kinaesthetic Learners the learn by doing and experiencing. This is why we offer the opportunity for your students to come in for a day. We buddy them up with a full time student and they can experience a Taste of Tertiary at Techtorium! They meet the trainers, quiz our students, feel the independence and excitement of coming into Newmarket on the train (usually) and see how an Innovative Learning Environment could suit them. We want them to come back to you as their careers advisor with the confidence that they are making an informed decision about where they go next.

 

4 Lunchtime Talks

Book a time for either myself or one of our trainers to come in during your lunchtime and speak with any students who have questions or who may be interested in studying IT or working in IT. No group is too large or too small.

I will be away overseas between the 23rd of September and the 29th of October so just to keep you in the loop again about who you can contact if you need any assistance.

Kathy Kendall Secondary Support

kathy.kendall@techtorium.ac.nz

 

ICE

CODE

Digital Literacy

Student for a Day

 

Rohan Sood Principal

rohan.sood@techtorium.ac.nz

 

Full time Diploma

Sam Hutchinson DoM and Employment Pathways

sam.hutchinson@techtorium.ac.nz

 

Careers Expos

Employment Pathways

Work Experience

 

Mark Rice

mark.rice@techtorium.ac.nz

Trades Academies

Poonam Deo Academic Registrar

poonam.deo@techtorium.ac.nz

 

Any other queries

ICE, CODE and Digital Literacy Calendar 2017

2017

Level

Credits

Recommended for

INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER ENGINEERING - ICE

Cyber Security ICE (pre-requisite)

Level 3

10 Credits

Years 12 and 13

 

Cloud Technologies ICE

Level 3

9 Credits

Year 12 and 13

 

Servers ICE

Level 4

9 Credits

Year 13

 

Digital Forensics ICE

Level 4

10 Credits

Year 13

CODE

CODE Programming (pre-requisite)

Level 3

10 Credits

Year 12 and 13

 

CODE Games

Level 3

9 Credits

Year 12 and 13

 

CODE Mobiles

Level 4

10 Credits

Year 13

 

CODE Artificial Intelligence

Level 4

10 Credits

Year 13

DIGITAL LITERACY

DL2 - Digital Literacy 2

Level 2

9 Credits

Year 11 and 12

DL3 - Digital Literacy 3

Level 3

10 Credits

Year 12 and 13

         

 

Course

Dates

Days

Times

TERM THREE HOLIDAYS
Week One

 

Cyber Security ICE

2, 3, 4, 5 October

Mon, Tues, Wed, Thu Wk 1

8.30am - 12.30pm

CODE Programming

2, 3, 4, 5 October

Mon, Tues, Wed, Thu Wk 1

8.30am - 12.30pm

 

Cyber Security ICE

2, 3, 4, 5 October

Mon, Tues, Wed, Thu Wk 1

1.00pm – 5.00pm

Servers ICE

2, 3, 4, 5 October

Mon, Tues, Wed, Thu Wk 1

1.00pm - 5.00pm

CODE Games

2, 3, 4, 5 October

Mon, Tues, Wed, Thu Wk 1

1.00pm - 5.00pm

Week Two

 

Cloud Technologies ICE

9, 10, 11, 12 October

Mon, Tues, Wed, Thu Wk 2

8.30am - 12.30pm

Cyber Security ICE

9, 10, 11, 12 October

Mon, Tues, Wed, Thu Wk 2

8.30am - 12.30pm

CODE Games

9, 10, 11, 12 October

Mon, Tues, Wed, Thu Wk 2

8.30am - 12.30pm

CODE Programming

9, 10, 11, 12 October

Mon, Tues, Wed, Thu Wk 2

8.30am - 12.30pm

 

CODE Mobiles

9, 10, 11, 12 October

Mon, Tues, Wed, Thu Wk 2

1.00pm - 5.00pm

L2 Digital Literacy

9, 10, 11, 12 October

Mon, Tues, Wed, Thu Wk 2

1.00pm - 4.00pm

Digital Forensics ICE

9, 10, 11, 12 October

Mon, Tues, Wed, Thu Wk 2

1.00pm - 5.00pm

TERM FOUR

L2 Digital Literacy

31 Oct, 1, 2 Nov

Tues, Wed, Thu

9.00am - 2.30pm

L3 Digital Literacy

21, 22, 23 Nov

Tues, Wed, Thu

9.00am - 2.30pm

Cyber Security ICE

27, 28, 29 Nov

Mon, Tues, Wed

9.00am - 2.30pm

CODE Programming

30 Nov, 1, 4 Dec

Thurs, Fri, Mon

9.00am - 2.30pm

CODE Games

7, 8, 11 Dec

Thu, Fri, Mon

9.00am - 2.30pm



 


Starting Study Information For Students - Click Here


 



Hospitality and Tourism Diploma/Degree with guaranteed job

PIHMS specialise in hospitality, tourism and hotel management education with a guaranteed paid internship with earning potential of over $30,000 during the course.

 

Over the past 22 years PIHMS (Pacific International Hotel Management School) based in New Plymouth, has put over 2700 young students through internationally recognised qualifications and into jobs in New Zealand and all over the globe.

 

Only at PIHMS can you live, study and learn in a 4 star Qualmark rated hotel:

  • Two sides of learning:
  • Real life training in our own PIHMS Hotel
  • Business/commerce based subjects

 

Paid Hotel employment throughout your study:

  • Two 6 month paid Industry placement (exclusive to PIHMS)
  • Paid employment in a top hotel around New Zealand or Australia – Experience a mini gap year while you study
  • Earn up to $30,000 during your study on a paid industry placement throughout your study

 

Guaranteed career when you graduate:

  • Guaranteed employment within 3 months of graduating*
  • Get your dream hospitality, hotel or tourism job
  • 98% of PIHMS students receive employment within 3 months after graduating from PIHMS

 

A qualification that helps you have a great career:

  • 72 % of PIHMS graduates receive a promotion within one year of graduating
  • 59% of Degree graduates are in management positions (1-5 years after graduating)
  • The only provider in New Zealand where students graduate with a superior diploma/degree and 1 year work experience

 

PIHMS graduates have great careers and lifestyles earning good $$$

There are loads of different career pathways in NZ and all around the globe

  • Hotel Management
  • Event management
  • Marketing
  • Human resources
  • Revenue management
  • Run your own restaurant
  • Food and beverage management / Front office management
  • Or maybe you want to make the best coffee anywhere in the world from Dunedin to Hawaii!

 

www.pihms.ac.nz – For general information about PIHMS’s hospitality, tourism and hotel diploma and degree with a guaranteed job offer. Plus great videos!

 

PIHMS are looking for school leavers who:

* Have a willingness to learn through training and working

* Have an interest in Hospitality, Tourism or Hotel Management

* Are looking for a life-changing experience

* Please note: Career week is for year 12 and 13 students

 




Opportunity for students to experience another culture, make new friends and improve their language studies at home.  Please click here for further details.


WGNZ is looking for a young person to employ as a trade assistant in a small fabrication workshop specializing in equipment for the power and water industries. (www.wgnz.co.nz)
The work is varied, but will mainly revolve around working with our tradesman welder, so will involve lifting, grinding and using hand and power tools.
 
We expect that the correct employee will go on to complete an apprenticeship with us, as did our last assistant.
 
The successful applicant will be fit, able to read and understand drawings and preferably have a NZ driver license.
 
Please email rossnolan@wgnz.co.nz in the first instance.
 

The University of Auckland has courses available for Year 13 Students in 2017 
Please click here to see the Young Scholars Programme
Please click here to see the Young Scholars Information sheet
 
 


Hospitality and Tourism Diploma/Degree with guaranteed job
 
PIHMS specialise in hospitality, tourism and hotel management education with a guaranteed paid internship with earning potential of  over $30,000 during the course.
 
Over the past 20 years PIHMS (Pacific International Hotel Management School) based in New Plymouth, has put over 2500 young students through internationally recognized qualifications and into jobs in New Zealand and all over the globe.
 
At PIHMS students receive:
GUARANTEED hotel employment throughout your study
Get your dream job in the hospitality, tourism and hotel industry
Have loads of fun with new friends studying at PIHMS, with traveling internship options
Graduate with a superior diploma/degree and 1 year work experience
Live, study and learn in a 4 star Qualmark rated hotel – Exclusive to PIHMS
Two sides of learning:

Real life training in our own PIHMS Hotel
Business/commerce based subjects

Paid Industry Placement
Earn up to $30,000 during your study on a paid industry placement throughout your study 
Guaranteed career when you graduate*
A qualification that helps you get your dream job so you can live the lifestyle of your choice
 
98% of PIHMS students receive employment within 3 months after graduating from PIHMS
72 % of PIHMS graduates receive a promotion within one year of graduating
73% of PIHMS graduates are in supervisory positions (1-5 years after graduating)
59% of Degree graduates are in management positions (1-5 years after graduating)
Guaranteed employment within 3 months of graduating* 
www.pihms.ac.nz – For general information about PIHMS’s hospitality, tourism and hotel diploma and degree with a guaranteed job offer. Plus great videos!
 
PIHMS are looking for school leavers who:
 
*  Have a willingness to learn through study, training and working
*  Have in interest in Hospitality, Tourism or Hotel Management
* Are looking for a life-changing experience
 
Apply now for 2017
Places are filling up very fast this year, we recommend students apply asap to ensure they get a place
 
Apply here – apply online on our website, apply asap
 
4 intakes a year:
February              - Just 15 places left
April                       - 24 places left
July                        - 31 places left
October               - 41 Places left
 

Student Job Search (SJS) is an online service that helps students gain work experience and extra money while studying at tertiary level. SJS advertise thousands of jobs every year just for tertiary students on their website www.sjs.co.nz. They can help you find work all year round and advertise a range of different jobs to suit your study schedule and experience. From one-off jobs to permanent part-time work, there is sure to be something that will suit you.
Their service is free to students who are enrolled or planning to enrol in tertiary education for 2017. If enrolled, you can start using SJS from November.
For more information head to their website www.sjs.co.nz
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