North Shore Times : February 19th 2013
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However, Heather decided to make the leap to a four year internationally accred- ited programme -- the Unitec Landscape Architecture degree. It was the passion of the lecturers and the diverse course content that encour- aged me to do it,'' she says. After graduating, Heather was well prepared for cre- ative practice in urban and environmental design. She was then quickly snap- ped up by one of New Zea- land's largest architecture firms -- Boffa Miskell. I'm working with amazing people who are the top people in their field, in the country, and on a range of projects that will really make a differ- ence,'' Heather says. I realised I had been missing the satisfaction of doing something truly helpful for the community. The cool thing about land- scape architecture is that it's not just about the environ- ment, it's about people too -- you can't separate them out.'' Heather says she started off with more creative aspects, and then built up to more technical aspects of the job. I can't remember a class where I was bored -- it was always so stimulating. As a mature student, it was really cool to see the younger students starting off quite unsure of themselves as designers, and then develop- ing their strengths and their own little niche.'' All the design work, techni- cal experience and storm water management that Heather studied at Unitec was exactly what Boffa Mis- kell were looking for. I really enjoy working with such a great company. There are real jobs and land- scapes that are going to be affected and you are respon- sible for managing it the best and most sustainable way -- I'm just so thankful to be out working again in an industry I love.'' To find out more about studying Landscape Architecture, or any of Unitec's other programmes call 0800 10 95 10 or email study@unitec. ac.nz. Report clarifies options Training as an engineer- ing professional, ICT business and systems analyst, electrician or nurse offers the greatest job prospects according to a new government report. Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce says students and parents can make more informed career and study choices using a new Occupation Outlook report issued by the Business, Innovation and Employment Minis- try (MoBIE). The report provides a snapshot of the state of 40 of New Zealand's most common occupa- tions and their likely employment prospects. There has been a shortage of readily avail- able demand-side infor- mation on the short-to- medium term outlook for occupations in New Zea- land,'' Mr Joyce says. The Occupation Out- look report addresses those information gaps.'' The report will be helpful for young people wanting to make more- informed career choices. Used well, it will les- sen the likelihood of peo- ple ending up in jobs poorly matched to their skills and qualifications. It will also be a great resource for their parents, employers, training organisations, tertiary institutes and careers advisers.'' The report comprises two-page summaries on 40 occupations and includes information on the career path and income prospects of that particular occupation, what skills and qualifica- tions are needed, regis- tration and licensing requirements, and which tertiary institutes and ITOs provide the pre- requisite study courses and required training. There are three dials for each report that indi- cate likely income, fees and job prospects for young people entering the occupation.
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