2012 Press Releases
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- Auckland Airport’s student internship programme proves a great success Students from Manukau Institute of Technology have been offered internship placements at businesses based at the airport.
- Emerging leaders receive the very best of help
Tyla Davis, 18, will be the first person in her family to study at a tertiary institution.
- Speaking up for women at the United Nations
Manukau Institute of Technology senior lecturer Kate Brady Kean will speak at the United Nations about rape and sexual violence against girls and women in New Zealand.
- Inspiring young artists in alternative education
“This shows where I was, unhappy and being abused, to where I am now and where I want to be one day – part of a happy family.”
- Helping people who stutter
One of Victor Obolonkin’s closest friends has lived his entire life with a severe stutter.
- Working chefs can upskill at unique MIT course
Employers can now reward their hardworking kitchen staff with the opportunity to up-skill and gain a national qualification.
- Opening up IT careers for girls
“The problem is that we’re just not doing enough to get more women into the IT industry."
- Inspired Cake Creations
Winter wonderland, the countryside of South Korea, love and marriage.
- Special Education students and then proud employees of MIT
Dayna Johnston and Wesley Burger are both proud employees of Manukau Institute of Technology.
- Creative Arts opens its doors
Step into the world of creative arts at Manukau Institute of Technology.
- The Māori journey to tertiary education
It is regarded as one of the most effective ways of helping Māori achieve in education. Kei ā Tātou te Ihi (KATTI) is a collaborative programme run by tertiary providers with the aim of encouraging young Māori to succeed in school and go on to further study.
- Bringing young people to logistics
It’s a little known career path that’s difficult to explain, so how can the industry entice young people into a logistics career?
- Honda Cup win for student-made car
A Honda Civic assembled from scratch by rookies has won the Honda Cup 1600 class.
- Fascinator design win
Design a fascinator for a woman in an umbrella dress.
- Helping Pasifika people succeed in plumbing and gasfitting
The arrival of Semisi Taunisila’s daughter changed his life forever. Having worked as a cleaner, painter, truck driver and factory worker since emigrating from Tonga, Semisi no longer wanted an uncertain career.
- Lord of the Rings star visits MIT tourism students
The Witch King, Gothmog and Lurtz. Lawrence Makoare is best known for his iconic roles in The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
- Trades scholarships through MIT and local churches
Manukau Institute of Technology is working closely with Pasifika church ministers to help fill the massive demand for tradespeople in the wake of the Canterbury earthquakes.
- Making competency easy
With the Licensed Building Practitioners Rules made compulsory last year, builders have strict standards of competence they must meet in order to be licensed.
- The best route to a career in plumbing and gasfitting
Next year plumbing and gasfitting apprentices will be able to study for free at Manukau Institute of Technology.
- Business first in New Zealand
Local business will be connecting with MIT through a groundbreaking new initiative.
- Love of gardening spurs on English language skills
Many of Margaret James’ students have never had a garden before.
- Scholarships for rising Samoan hospitality stars
Five budding Samoan restaurateurs and hoteliers are honing their skills in Auckland in preparation to take the knowledge back to the islands.
- Dreams help make jewellery
Dark fairy tales will be the theme of jewellery maker Melissa Anderson’s next collection. “I love the work of Arthur Rackham. He drew beautiful, dark illustrations for children’s books in the early 1900s. He’s part of my inspiration.”
- Revitalising Otara Town Centre
Plans are underway to revitalise Otara Town Centre as part of a unique relationship between Manukau Institute of Technology and the Otara Business Association.
- The Call of Floristry
It’s more than a love of flowers, art and design. Floristry is a calling. So says Manukau Institute of Technology’s Floristry lecturers Priscilla Hunt and Lynette Gumm.
- Cherie Freeman appointed MIT’s Dean for the Faculty of Consumer Services
Manukau Institute of Technology has appointed Cherie Freeman as its Dean for the Faculty of Consumer Services.
- Research first into Niuean sexual health perceptions
In a world first, Manukau Institute of Technology nursing lecturer Amio Ikihele has written a research paper investigating the knowledge, attitudes and perceptions of Niuean young woman towards sexual health.
- Collaboration the future of education
It is rare to walk into a classroom and see students wearing three different school uniforms, all studying together. But you can see it any Thursday afternoon at Ormiston Senior College.
- Food and Beverage Training Service Person of the Year
Hair pulled tightly back in a ballerina’s bun, starched shirt, four pairs of black tights, shiny black shoes, over 50 silver service dining pieces.
- Celebrating a new way of training nurses
Hospitals are busy places and when you are a nursing student doing your clinical experience you can simply feel in the way.
- Distance learning – the easy way to upskill
When Tim Sutherland left school he believed that was it for him and studying.
- High demand for logistics graduates In today’s tight economic climate, it’s unusual to find an industry crying out for workers.
- Sir Andrew Motion inspires
Sir Andrew Motion was not born into a bookish family. He spent his first 16 years thinking poetry, which “seemed to exist on the dark side of the moon”, had nothing to do with him.
- New beginnings through English for Employment
Ana Wightman knows what it is like to be isolated and scared.
- Close bonds between Manukau Institute of Technology, Samoa and Tonga
Manukau Institute of Technology’s relationships with Tonga and Samoa continue to be strengthened through agreements to work more closely with their tertiary partners.
- Change of Direction
Four years ago Cameron Kenworthy was a professional rugby player and personal trainer. He was negotiating an NPC contract in Auckland and life was good.
- The remarkable journey of Tonga’s first male nurse
When Sione Vaka finished high school he chose a career path no other man had ever pursued in Tonga - nursing.
- Otara a safe place to study thanks to MIT security
There are over 255 security cameras discretely dotted around every corner of Manukau Institute of Technology.
- Race Cars Engage Students
You start the year with the shell of a Honda wreck. You end it with a fully kitted out, race ready Honda Civic.
- Poet Laureate to visit Manukau Institute of Technology
Former British Poet Laureate, Sir Andrew Motion, will visit Manukau Institute of Technology this month.
- The Cost of Counterfeiting
Counterfeit machinery parts are increasingly surfacing in New Zealand and the effects could be devastating for industry.
- Paula Bennett to visit Manukau Institute of Technology’s Bachelor of Applied Social Work students
Date: Thursday 9 August 2012
Place: MIT Marae, Gate 11, Otara Road
Social Development Minister Paula Bennett will visit Manukau’s future social workers to discuss welfare reforms and child neglect and poverty.
- MIT farewells Dr Lindy Austin
A love affair with teaching is drawing to a close for MIT’s Head of School (Education) Dr Lindy Austin. After 50 years as an educator, Lindy is about to step down and enjoy a well earned retirement.