Help­ing stu­dents to get their driver li­cence

Horowhenua Chronicle - - OPEN HOMES -

The monthly Fox­ton Tourism De­vel­op­ment As­so­ci­a­tion’s Af­ter 5pm busi­ness net­work­ing meet­ing for Au­gust was held at Manawatu¯ Col­lege and hosted by prin­ci­pal Bruce McIn­tyre.

While en­joy­ing fin­ger food and bev­er­ages, Bruce gave out the col­lege prospec­tus ex­plain­ing the vast ar­ray of tools and courses the Col­lege has to of­fer stu­dents.

He said that the fact that Manawatu¯ Col­lege has a smaller roll than other ed­u­ca­tion in­sti­tutes means it has a much bet­ter teacher / pupil ra­tio. This re­sults in a bet­ter learn­ing en­vi­ron­ment, he says.

Bruce said Manawatu¯ Col­lege is lead­ing the way in its ap­proach to mod­ern learn­ing. One of his goals is work­ing with other lo­cal col­leges to en­hance stu­dent job prospects by of­fer­ing driv­ing lessons to pupils of driv­ing age.

This will en­able them to work to­wards pass­ing their re­stricted li­censes and aid their em­ploy­a­bil­ity. The Col­lege has pur­chased a small car for pupils to learn in af­ter hav­ing some pro­fes­sional lessons, as it is prac­tice that im­proves their driv­ing skills, he said.

Bruce is look­ing for vol­un­teers to men­tor the stu­dents to help hone their driv­ing skills. He asked if peo­ple have time to spare and like to help oth­ers, this could be an op­por­tu­nity to make roads safer by giv­ing con­fi­dence and ex­pe­ri­ence to the stu­dents. Con­tact Bruce if you can help.

The door en­try prize of a $50 WOF voucher from Lady’s Mile Auto Ser­vices was won by Han­nah Street.

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