Cecil Oppert - Social Services

Caseworker, Salvation Army

The biggest thing I’ve learnt in this journey is not to doubt your learning abilities. You can do anything you want to once you remove your own mind blocks.

Diane Crocker - Hairdressing

Owner, Classic Hair Design

Diane recently opened her own hairdressing salon in Whangarei after completing two certificates in hairdressing - equivalent to a two-year salon apprenticeship.

John Te Iringa - Civil Engineering

“My whole life has opened up to possibilities I never knew existed before.” John has landed a specialist job inspecting structures with KiwiRail. “I got this job inspecting bridges, tunnels, and culverts for the whole Auckland area as soon as I fini…

Laura Gelder - Nursing

Laura’s dedication to nursing was recognised when she received the ACE Primary Health Care Award in 2015 for her work as a sole nurse in Coopers Beach

Nardus Kroese - Accounting

Being at a small polytechnic like NorthTec can be such an advantage. The classes are small so you get one-on-one input, plus you can save money by studying from home.

Nick Noble - Forestry

I’m working with a company that is keen to upskill us and that pays well. Training on the job means you get to apply what you’ve learnt straight away