SIT students set for Outward Bound
Author: Andrei Robertson - SIT Marketing
Date posted: 11/06/12
Two Southern Institute of Technology students have recently been granted an Outward Bound Scholarship to the value of $4,500 from the Invercargill Licensing Trust (ILT).
The ILT has offered 12 Outward Bound scholarships to students attending an Invercargill high school or the Southern Institute of Technology since 1990, including the course fees and flights. The scholarships promote the opportunity for the recipient to develop their personal, social and physical potential through a team network environment.
One recipient is completing a Certificate in Sport and Recreation, with second recipient Andrae Nerehona finishing his last year in the Bachelor of Environmental Management.
Andrae plans to undertake the course in December upon completion of his degree. “I wanted to do it for a while, since before I started my course, to gain more leadership skills and confidence.” With a goal of running his own business in future, the skills gained on the trip are imperative for Andrae. “I want to go out with people tramping or be in control of groups of people doing pest control. I need leadership skills to guide people into doing these things.”
ILT Marketing and Sales Manager Gary Muir says, “The Invercargill Licensing Trust see this as a great opportunity for Invercargill’s young people to broaden their horizons through the many challenges Outward Bound provides and hopefully they will be able to use the life skills learnt at Outward Bound to good effect on an ongoing basis within the Invercargill community.”
Since its origin in 1962 in Anakiwa (Marlborough Sounds), over 50,000 Kiwis have experienced Outward Bound. Outward Bound’s mission is to inspire personal and social development through value based experiential learning in an outdoor environment.