TPP to meet demand for support learning on the West Coast

18 Sep 2020

TPP to meet demand for support learning on the West Coast   In response to significant demand across the West Coast, Tai Poutini Polytechnic (TPP) is planning to launch a new programme in early 2021 that helps supported learning students transition into tertiary study. Right now, there are no post-high school training programmes available for supported learning students on the West Coast. TPP has been speaking with educators, whanau and social services for several months about bridging the gap. TPP Leader – Engagement Mequa Hourston says it’s clear from the feedback received from across the community that access to tertiary training is an issue for supported learning students. “We intend to start with a pilot training programme that will offer foundation skills and basic training with a hospitality focus for supported learning students. We realise that the demand will be high for the programme and we’ll be taking a staged approach to rolling out more training options in the future. “We held an information evening earlier this year with educators, families and support services to get an idea of the need. We’ll be inviting people back later this year to discuss what we’re offering in 2021 in more detail, as well as hearing from them what additional support services we...

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