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Private training establishments (PTEs) are the secret heroes of the education sector. They are private organisations quietly training young men and women for practical, fulfilling careers, raising them to the exacting standards set by industry.”You get a double guarantee [with PTE training],” says Mara Marketing CEO Graham Mair. “Not only must these organisations meet standards set by the government, but also the expectations of industry”, says Mr Mair.
PTEs took off in the 90s, although some, like the Hairdressing College, have been around in since the 1960s.
“There’s a commitment to the students’ individual successes,” says Palmerston North School of Design CEO Mike Saywell, highlighting the PTE style of smaller classes, more one-on-one time, and a more personalised education.
All of the region’s PTEs are locally owned and operated. They’ve had the time to build links with industry, which means there are more jobs for graduates, more easily found.
There are a galaxy of options available and all courses are approved by NZQA. And if you’ve left school with no qualifications, most courses are fully government-funded – no fees!
If you feel like a round peg in a square hole and are itching to get your hands on something practical, checkout some of Manawatu’s PTEs and see what’s available. There are a lot of people willing you to succeed, and they’re only too happy to help you.
|Academy of Diving Trust||(06) 356 1665||Diving, Scuba Instructor,
|Agriculture New Zealand||0800 475 455||Agriculture,
|ETC (Education & Training Consultants New Zealand Limited)||(06) 357 7107||English Language|
|Horizon Education Limited||(06) 357 0138||Care of Older Person,
Early Childhood Education
|Kyrewood Equestrian Centre Limited||(06) 355 9148||Equine|
|Land Based Training||0508 872 466||Agriculture|
|Mara Marketing Limited||(06) 357 3869||Automotive|
School of Export
|(06) 356 5656||International Trade, (IATTO accredited)|
|New Zealand Institute
of Electrolysis and
|(06) 356 3733||Beauty Therapy,
School of Design
|(06) 358 0188||Graphic Design,
|The Hairdressing College||(06) 358 3879||Hairdressing|
|Trade and Commerce||(06) 350 0941||Business Admin & Computing, Employment Skills|
|YMCA||(06) 358 8291||Employment Skills, Parenting|