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build­ing con­fi­dence, knowl­edge and lead­er­ship skills in dis­en­gaged young­sters.

‘‘Ed­u­ca­tion is the door­way to get into work so it’s im­por­tant to do cour­ses that lead to jobs,’’ he says.

‘‘Our course uses sport as a hook be­cause for a lot of our young Maori and Pa­cific peo­ple sport is some­thing they they are pas­sion­ate about.’’

Bridge­point aca­demic di­rec­tor Nick Shep­pard says the course could lead to fur­ther study and ca­reers in sport, nurs­ing, early child­hood ed­u­ca­tion, con­struc­tion or en­gi­neer­ing.

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