Student Profile

Koha Hoft- Architectural Technology

Koha Hoft- Architectural Technology

“I decided to study architectural technology because I've always had a passion for homes. I would love to one day run my own business. I'm from Kaitaia, and I want to be able to work for my iwi and give back to my people. I want to help people that are building their first home, I want to be able to help direct and design that, so they get exactly what they want from their new home.”

“It helped me massively to have a bit of background in construction. It meant I already had an understanding of materials and building codes. Transferable skills really help in that regard. It was hard getting all the resources together, because I don’t come from money, but NorthTec has helped me. I’ve had a lot of support and direction from them.”

“I choose NorthTec because it was closer to home for me. I don't have to travel all the way down to say Hamilton or Auckland. I'm a real homebody and I love being close to home. I’ve also got my two babies; my daughter is 7 and my son is 2. It’s been good to be able to stay close to them while studying.”

“For everyone else thinking of studying I say do it. Just go for it. Follow your dreams. If it's something you want to do, you'll know, and you just have to do it. It’s not easy but it's worth it.”

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