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Whanganui Woman Wins National Student of the Year Award

"I love everything about Training For You" - Liz

Training For You was immensely proud when Independent Tertiary Education New Zealand (ITENZ) awarded the 2017 Cengage Domestic Student of the Year award to Training For You student, Liz Beamsley.

Sisters Bring Support

Sisters Bring Support

"Surprisingly on my first day, I wasn’t feeling shy at all, which is weird, because I usually am shy. I just felt comfortable here" - Julia

Starting a programme of study can be exciting, and daunting too. But for Julia and Maria Raaymakers, and Hannah and Holly Evans, the first-day fears were eased by a special blend of sisterhood.

Faith Finds Her Vocation

Faith Finds Her Vocation

"I just feel like this course is better suited for me than school." - Faith

Not everyone leaves school knowing what they want to do. Faith Chadfield found her passion – and her NCEA Level 2 - through the free Whānau Positive Futures programme. Now she has an exciting future ahead with a goal and a plan.

Mother of Five heads for Nursing Degree

Mother of Five heads for Nursing Degree

"It all started at Training For You." - Rachel

After a long break from education, Rachel joined the free 13-week Healthcare programme at Training For You. Now the determined mother of five is on a steady ascent through tertiary education with a degree qualification in her sights.

Right at Home in the Classroom

Right at Home in the Classroom

"It’s like being part of a family" - Roslyn

Learning through the free on-campus literacy and numeracy programme, Adrian and Roslyn Baker have gained skills that they can utilise in all aspects of their lives. They love the supportive environment in the Tangata Toa classroom.

National Student of the Year Winner Inspires Others

National Student of the Year Winner Inspires Others

"I came to Training For You with nothing, and came away with a profession." - Thelma

At aged 50, Thelma was a solo Mum of eleven, struggling with low-self-esteem, limited confidence and a tight budget when she realised that education was the key to change. Through the Business Administration and Computing programme she completed a Level 3 Certificate – a huge success for someone who had left secondary school 35 years earlier with no qualifications.

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