South Auckland Muslims take to social network

One of the largest Muslim organisations in Australasia is to employ state-of-the-art technology and social networking sites to promote its activities and interact better with its members and the communities in general. The South Auckland Muslim Association (SAMA) will also use Facebook, Twitter and other popular sites to propagate the teachings of Islam, the Holy Quran and highlight its programmes…

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New measures to attract Indian students

Immigration New Zealand (INZ) is working with Education New Zealand to develop a partnership agreement to strengthen the framework of the New Zealand Specialist Agents (NZSA) programme. Undertaken as a part of the efforts to deliver higher quality service to the education sector, the initiative would enable INZ to foster its network with specialist agents and lift the confidence of…

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Massey signs pact with Missouri University

Massey University has signed an agreement with the US based University of Missouri, aiming to strengthen academic and student ties through exchange and other programmes. Massey Vice-Chancellor Steve Maharey signed the agreement with Missouri University Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, Professor Thomas Payne in Palmerston North on March 7, 2012. Mr Maharey said…

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Partnership promotes jobs for refugees

A partnership agreement between two Wellington based organisations has been helping a number of refugees find gainful employment. Multicultural Learning and Support Services (Mclass) has teamed up with Wellcare Education, a partnership brokered by Refugee Services’ Pathways to Employment Programme, to run a course at the former’s facility. This initiative was in response to the need identified by the Pathways…

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Programme helps boost employability

Wellington based Multicultural Learning and Support Services (Mclass) has developed a programme to help new migrants and refugees gain short work experience placements. The six-month programme for general employment provides for placements for learners to practice in actual work situations the skills they learn in the classroom. The Centre however does not guarantee employment, which would depend on the individual’s…

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Otago Polytechnic in Auckland

Auckland’s education sector received yet another boost with the opening of the international campus of the Otago Polytechnic last fortnight. A joint venture with Future Skills Academy based in Manukau, the international campus, located at 350 Queen Street (Level Two) in Auckland’s Central Business District, will offer English language programmes and a graduate degree (BA) course in Applied Management. Otago…

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