Open day this Saturday at Ellipse Institute
Ellipse Institute has been operating for 13 years and over the last few years has undergone some modern and dynamic changes as a result of new ownership by Bhaskar Prasad, who has been associated with tertiary education in New Zealand since the early 1990s.
The Institute is going through a very important phase, expanding its operational base, adding new courses in response to customer need and demand, and at the same time catering for students of all age groups and ethnicities.
In the last two years the Pacific Island community and the Indo-Asian community have benefited from the services and facilities of the Institute, particularly with ESOL - English for Speakers of Other Language - training.
Institute management have the expertise, desire and resources to continue providing this valuable service to migrant communities from the Asia-Pacific region to upgrade their English language skills, but they will only be able to do so with funding assistance from the Tertiary Education Commission and Study Link, with the provision of student loans and allowance to adult students.
In its programme of diversification from its original Diploma in Health and Beauty course, the Institute has researched, developed and implemented special diploma level courses to be launched in the coming year.
To celebrate its achievements and for better public awareness the Institute is staging an open day at its Lincoln Road Centre, 199C Lincoln Rd, Henderson on Saturday December 6, from 10am to 6pm.
Members of the community, special guests and the general public have been invited to participate and learn about the activities of the Institute.
Prospective students and their relatives are also invited to visit and acquire first hand knowledge and meet the Ellipse family comprising local and migrant tutorial and administrative staff.
Renowned Hindi language radio station Radio Tarana will be broadcasting its programme from 199c Lincoln Rd to add colour and flavour to the day’s activities.
The contact phone number is 638 8952, Fax 623 9156; email : ellipse@ clear.net.nz