TPP quality rating improves following NZQA review

8 Mar 2019

TPP quality rating improves following NZQA review 8 March 2019 TPP has had great news today, with the release of the latest NZQA review showing an improvement on last year’s quality rating. NZQA’s External Evaluation and Review (EER) is the process that reports on the quality of education delivered by polytechnics. The latest report shows our rating has risen from a Category 4 to Category 3 following a range of positive initiatives over the past year. Today’s announcement is a positive step forward for TPP and acknowledges all the hard work underway over the past two years. However, we know there is still a big job ahead as we work to achieve a Category 2 rating by the end of this year. There is still work to do, however this report is a great indication that we are on the right track. Thank you for your contribution and ongoing support. Alex Cabrera You can read Tai Poutini Polytechnic’s media release here[sitetree_link,id=673] You can read the full report at:[]

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Polytechnic gifts sculptures to community at exhibition opening

16 Nov 2018

Polytechnic gifts sculptures to community at exhibition opening 16 November 2018 The gifting of three student‐carved limestone sculptures to the community at tonight’s opening of the Tai Poutini Polytechnic Jade Exhibition is symbolic of the institute’s growing partnership with the region, says Chief Executive Alex Cabrera. The sculptures were created by Jade and Hard Stone Carving students and all reflect the special nature of the West Coast through the artists’ work. They are: Totem; Aoraki, The Cloud Piercer; and Essence, and will be gifted to the Grey District, Westland District and the Ngati Waewae Marae in Arahura. It follows last year’s gifting of sculptures to the Buller District and will see the work of TPP students on display right across the region. TPP will gift the sculptures at tonight’s opening of the annual Jade Exhibition at the Westland Recreation Centre. The exhibition is open until 30 November 2018, from 6am‐9pm Monday to Friday and 7am‐7pm Saturday and Sunday. Mr Cabrera says the exhibition showcases the real talent of this year’s students. “We invite everyone in the community to come along to the exhibition and take a look at some of what we do here at the Polytechnic. TPP is here to support and deliver for the community, so we...

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Interest in Polytechnic’s Westport training programmes increases

24 Sep 2018

Interest in Polytechnic’s Westport training programmes increases 24 September 2018 Calls and enquiries from people interested in signing‐up for Tai Poutini Polytechnic’s Westpost‐based training programmes are on the rise. People have shown growing interest in a range of Polytechnic programmes, with driver education, forklift and first aid training top of the list. Tai Poutini Polytechnic Chief Executive Alex Cabrera says it is a good indication that the community is keen on upskilling in key areas. “We have been getting out and about in the community much more in recent months, supporting events and taking part in regional initiatives. “We have also been working closely with our industry partners across the region to identify training needs and make sure we’re delivering training programmes that meet those needs. “For Westport, in particular, we have been working with industry representatives on future training options we’re looking to extend options into the fields of engineering, technology and primary industries,” Mr Cabrera says. The increase in students’ is good news for the region, as the Polytechnic works to address financial and strategic challenges to help ensure the future of tertiary education on the West Coast. Mr Cabrera says there is a lot of work ahead and it...

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