Offered by Fruition Horticulture (BOP) Ltd, Tu Te Wana is a programme that aims to provide horticulture training and employment opportunities to young people not currently engaged in education or employment. The course takes place over 16 weeks, teaching both soft skills required in the workplace, as well as basic horticultural skills. Pastoral care is provided to the young students, for example pick-up and drop-off services throughout the programme, as well as support into employment when the programme ends. Additionally, students are able to gain credits towards the New Zealand Certificate in Primary Industry Skills (Level 2) qualification through the course. Tu Te Wana is fully funded, and there are no formal entry requirements to participation.
Justification for excellence as assessed against framework
This artefact aligns with R11: Pastoral Care. Targeting young people not currently engaged in education or employment, the programme removes barriers to participation and access through not requiring any specific entry criteria, providing potential students a pathway into employment in the sector, as well as accreditation. Learners and communities have been engaged with to understand their specific needs and the best ways they can be supported. Examples of bespoke pastoral support provided to students throughout the learning journey include transport services for those who may have difficulties getting to and from the course/their place of employment during the programme, as well as offering employment or options for further study to students upon completion of the course.
Additional information and links
Phone: (Bay of Plenty office) (07) 928 5350