Helping students to get their driver licence
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.