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Catching up with Mikael
Welding graduate, Mikael Taylor found that school wasn't working for him, so he decided to make a career out of welding. He has successfully completed the National Certificate in Welding (Level 3) course.
Recently, we had the chance to catch up with him and ask a few questions.
Why did you choose future skills?
I was looking to leave school as I wasn’t doing very well and that's when my dad saw an ad in the local newspaper. I had a look at the course options and welding caught my eye. I had been doing a bit of welding here and there so I thought I’d choose that as a career. Read more...
The sky’s the limit for Jacinta
My journey of studying Mental Health and Addiction at Future Skills in Manukau has been an exciting and welcoming experience.
As someone who is introverted and prefers self-learning, I took a chance to learn in a class environment. The class itself is a family orientated surrounding which was just perfect for me. The support of my tutor and staff at Future Skills has been overwhelmingly caring and friendly.
I have developed self-confidence, communication skills, and interaction skills with others during this course. The support of my classmates has given me confidence to have self-assertiveness and a self-reliance approach to my surroundings.
As a visually impaired learner, the support of my tutor, other staff and students has enabled me to achieve my qualification. Everything I needed was provided in terms of building accessibility and electronically available reading materials and assessments. Read more...
Get Ahead in English and Maths with Future Skills
Are you interested in improving your English and Maths skills?
Future Skills offers a FREE reading, writing and maths programmes for adult learners.
Student Isabelle Vai who has recently completed the Numeracy and Literacy course at Future Skills shares her experience doing the course.
Studying at Future Skills has given her the flexibility to balance her life between study and looking after her children and parents. She has now gone on to study the Health, Disability and Aged Care Level 2 programme. Read more...
Recently, we caught up with Wendy who is about to finish her National Certificate in Mental Health & Addiction Support at Future Skills. She shares her story with us.
‘This year I made a decision to follow a career in supporting people who experience mental health issues. I have always had a passion for helping others and knew achieving a certificate in study would further my employment opportunities.
After researching my options online of where to study and what I could afford, I decided on Future Skills in Wiri, Manukau.
The application process was simple and before I knew it I was attending my first class. I am now well on my way to achieving a National Certificate in ‘Mental Health and Addiction Support Level 4.
I am a middle-aged adult and have found the introduction and pathway back into study both casual and rewarding. I feel this is emphasised by having such an approachable tutor. Read more...