Institute of Applied Learning: Linking education to employment
If you have left school without job qualifications, are looking for a change in your career, or wanting to get back into the workforce, you need to know you’ve chosen a training establishment that’s career based and in tune with industry needs.
You need to be sure that your study will produce a recognised qualification which pathways a new career or qualifies you for further study. And you need to be in an environment that stimulates you and keeps you motivated.
So welcome to the Institute of Applied Learning!
IAL is one of the longest established private training establishments in New Zealand, with a 20-year track record as a quality education provider. With its close connections to industries such as Computing (IT), Business, Hospitality and Retail, it knows what the workplace is looking for and designs its courses to meet those needs.
The Institute welcomes domestic and international students alike, and has a vibrant, friendly campus with an open door policy between staff and students. In fact, students and staff share all the campus facilities, and relate to each other on a more personal level than you’re likely to find elsewhere.
As a direct result of this policy, the success rate of students in qualifying and gaining employment is extremely high.
One of the features of IAL is the number of specialised courses relating directly to employment. Many students are referred by WINZ into courses that promise positive employment outcomes regardless of the economic times – call centres being an example.
IAL’s Department of Computing has a number of diploma and certificate courses with internationally recognised qualifications – starting with the Basic Computing Level 3 course and the opportunity to staircase students directly into employment or into Computing Levels 5 or 6 or higher degree education. Microsoft certifications are embedded into the computing courses providing qualifications that are immediately recognised as industry specific.
The Institute of Applied Learning’s charter does not end with its students’ attaining a workrelated qualification. It works together with industry to provide work experience while train- ing, and beyond that to monitoring its students’ progress for two months after they enter employment.
The Institute’s oneyear course, Level 5 Diploma in Hospitality is highly regarded by students and industry alike, very popular with the international students. The course success rate is phenomenal, with a 100 percent success rate in employment outcomes in 2008! With the World Cup approaching, and major employers such as SkyCity and Eden Park in Auckland, this is an industry that welcomes well trained staff.
IAL also has a twoyear course in Hospitality Management – again very successful and highly sought-after.
IAL is recognised as a Microsoft e-academy, meaning that all students have access to exclusive e-academy software as visual learning aids in their courses. It has also helped greatly in employment outcomes.
With around 250 short courses designed to upskill workers faced with redundancy or reduced employment, IAL is a proactive learning establishment for those facing changes in their workplace. It has developed an e-learning strategy which allows course members to learn on or off campus in order to improve their qualifications.
Students can go directly to the website www.ial.ac.nz to register for courses online, or call into the campus at 42 Atkinson Ave, Otahuhu.
Phone 276 5924 or 0800 300 310, or email email@example.com
The Institute of Applied Learning has a policy of replying to your enquiries within 24 hours.
Primary focus: Patrick Baker, general manager of IAL, says their mission is to link all education to successful employment.