Grad­u­ates are out­ward bound

Kapi-Mana News - - EDUCATION -

Three Whi­tireia Out­door Ad­ven­ture grad­u­ates have se­cured po­si­tions at Out­ward Bound in the Marl­bor­ough Sounds.

Thomas Tap­tik­lis, Su­sana Scott and Jorge Sanchez Lopez have been of­fered po­si­tions as in­struc­tors. Pro­gramme man­ager Sharon Ni­cholas said this is a fan­tas­tic achieve­ment.

‘‘ Our grad­u­ates se­cured three of the seven places of­fered.’’

A five-day se­lec­tion course at Out­ward Bound formed part of the process, along with a teach­ing ses­sion.

‘‘Th­ese grad­u­ates were well equipped for the se­lec­tion process and ul­ti­mately their out­door ad­ven­ture ca­reers,’’ said Ms Ni­cholas.

‘‘As well as par­tic­i­pat­ing in the se­lec­tion course, th­ese grad­u­ates also had to demon­strate their gen­eral out­door in­struc­tional abil­ity and tech­ni­cal skills.

‘‘In­di­vid­u­als also needed to present and demon­strate a strong abil­ity to build rap­port and re­late to di­verse groups of peo­ple in a wide range of sit­u­a­tions.’’

The Out­door Ad­ven­ture pro­grammes at Whi­tireia are prov­ing pop­u­lar. They are of­fered from the Whi­tireia Kapiti cam­pus.

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