2013 Press Releases
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- Manukau Institute of Technology welcomes Budget 2013 announcement of huge increase in Maori and Pacific Trades Training places
Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) is delighted at the announcement from the Ministers of Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment that Maori and Pasifika Trades Training places will increase from 600 to 3000.
- Building a new life through ESOL
In South Korea Karen Lee was a successful accountant.
But after immigrating to New Zealand in 1995, her basic English language skills meant she could not pursue a similar career here. In fact she struggled to carry out simple conversations and was isolated.
- Celebrating the founder of modern nursing
The lifeworks of Florence Nightingale are integral to modern nursing and are woven throughout the textbooks used by today’s nursing students.
- Manukau Institute of Technology selects Hawkins to complete its new Manukau Campus
Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) announced today that it has chosen Hawkins Construction to complete its new Manukau campus project, which has been on hold since the Mainzeal collapse.
- On the path to successful careers in trades
Junior Kokaua is scheduled to fly down to Wellington to help plumb a commercial building. He often works in Auckland, but his skills have been required in Christchurch, Whangarei and Gisborne.
- A celebration of Rongoa Maori planned for Grafton
The benefits of traditional Maori healing will be celebrated in a community garden art project planned for Grafton.
- ECE grant that helps you to qualify while working
Tim Holgate is proof that you can hold down a demanding job and study towards an early childhood teaching degree.
- Career change makes a nursing quartet
Andrea Hart’s three sisters joined Middlemore Hospital as trainee nurses one after the other in the 1970s.
- One step ahead through the Trades Academy
Not all 16 year-olds are as focused as Antonio Briggs. Antonio has another year and a half left to go of study at Manurewa High School, but he has already decided on a career path and knows how he is going to get there.
- A barista to watch
He drinks six to 10 shots of coffee each day, prefers the flavour of Ethiopian Yirgacheffee and at 21 years old is already one of New Zealand’s top baristas.
- MIT students shape Otara Town Centre’s first café
For the first time the Otara Town Centre has its own café and Manukau Institute of Technology students are helping make it a success.
- NZ Maritime School’s new simulator a hit with Marine Pilots from NZ and Australia
Manukau Institute of Technology’s (MIT) New Zealand Maritime School welcomed marine pilots from around Australasia for a two-day workshop at its downtown Auckland campus.
- New Zealand’s only marine engine room on land
There is a dredger engine room kilometres away from sea, which is toiled away at by budding marine engineers.
- Strong Indian voice at MIT
The Indian community has a strong voice at Manukau Institute of Technology following the establishment of the Indian Community Advisory Group.
- Pasifika mature students return to study
Making the decision to change your career path is always daunting, but those who do it later in life are especially brave. Manuia Aiono and Villi Faatafe have done just that.
- Construction career dreams for young mum
As a little girl Sapoa Rimoni was a kinaesthetic learner and enjoyed making things with her hands.
- Introducing MIT’s Faculty of Business and Information Technology
Manukau Institute of Technology’s Faculty of Business is renaming itself to suit the times.
- IT industry crying out for graduates
New Zealand’s IT leaders are crying out for qualified graduates to join their companies.
- New Zealand’s best young tradespeople compete at MIT
New Zealand’s most talented young tradespeople will be descending on Manukau Institute of Technology next month.
- Career change leads to Ellerslie International Flower Show win
It was while working on insurance claims after the Christchurch earthquake that Hollie Sarten began re-examining her life.
- View into the Otara Window
Walk through the Otara Town Centre and you may become aware of a transformation taking place.
- Mural creation part of White Night
A documentary detailing the creation of a community mural by MIT Visual Arts students will be screened as part of the Auckland Arts Festival.
- MIT hosts experts and innovation at New Zealand Electrical Institute’s 77th Annual Conference
The latest electrical innovations and industry information were showcased over two days at the New Zealand Electrical Institute’s (Inc.) 77th Annual Conference in March.
- 28 years of changing lives through Foundation Studies
Today Foundation Studies is seen as a pivotal way to help people with gaps in their schooling into tertiary education.
- Making peace with the past
When you are persecuted and forced to leave your home country, your new life starts with refugee status and painful memories.
- From West Side Story to The Factory
With her operatic training beginning at the age of two, dance classes at seven and acting at 15, Milly Grant has always been destined for a career in the performing arts.
- Journey home to help at risk community
Colleen Naidoo does not expect her trip home to South Africa to be easy. She will be working in a high needs community, and particularly with children and young people from backgrounds of poverty, neglect, and violence. Some will be suffering from serious health problems such as AIDS.
- MIT’s award winning Cat Ruka features at the Fringe Festival
The way we relate to each other in a disconnected society is the theme of Awkward Altars, a dance performance at this year’s Fringe Festival.
- A unique path to Early Childhood Education
Fed up with school at 16, many teenagers will either drop out or become so disengaged they fail. Jess Gaul-Crown was determined this wasn’t going to happen to her.
- Auckland Airport and MIT partnership a Southern Initiative success story
A pilot internship programme, which placed Manukau Institute of Technology students into summer jobs at businesses based at Auckland Airport, has led to permanent employment for over half the participants.
- Visual Arts trio exhibit together
Three Manukau Institute of Technology Visual Arts staff are exhibiting simultaneously at the Papakura Art Gallery.
- Milestone for Manukau Institute of Technology and Auckland War Memorial Museum
Auckland War Memorial Museum and Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT), New Zealand’s largest Pacific institution, have entered into an exciting working relationship.
- Manukau Institute of Technology Students Unaffected by Mailzeal Receivership
Work on Manukau Institute of Technology’s (MIT) new campus in the centre of the Manukau CBD has halted as a result of the Mainzeal receivership.
- Sporting opportunities at MIT
With a promising career in rugby league, Malakai Latu had his future mapped out.
- Documenting the triumph of African women migrants
Build yourself an emotional village. This is how many African women cope with difficulties in their new lives after migrating to New Zealand.
- MIT students help with computers and IT skills in schools
In a unique arrangement, Manukau Institute of Technology students are helping the trust which delivers computers and digital technology to children in Auckland’s oldest state housing community.
- Success at the School of Secondary Tertiary Studies
After missing five years of formal schooling, Rickee Te Wini McQuoid wasn’t sure he’d be able to “fit back into the system”.
- City and Guilds Recognition for Cherie Freeman
In a New Zealand hospitality first, Cherie Freeman has been awarded honorary membership to the City & Guilds of London Institute.