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Entries for December 2017

15 Dec 2017

After winning a national drawing competition at her high school, a Branxholme school leaver says she found her inspiration to pursue a career in animation.

Former James Hargest College student Bethany Hayes says earlier in the year she never had the intention to study animation at the Southern Institute of Technology, but applied for the course after winning a drawing competition.

13 Dec 2017

Tai Poutini Polytechnic’s (TPP) Music and Audio Institute of NZ (MAINZ) will transfer to the Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) early next year, as TPP continues on its journey towards ensuring quality, sustainable local tertiary vocational training for the West Coast.

11 Dec 2017

Southland's 2017 graduates threw their hats in the air as they celebrated marking a milestone at the Southern Institute of Technology Graduation on Friday.

About 500 graduating students converged on the Civic Theatre to attend graduation ceremonies and procession through the city streets.

Guest speaker, Invercargill mayor Tim Shadbolt, said the day was about celebrating success and achievements of the students.

11 Dec 2017

Invercargill's Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) has been attracting students south for years, thanks to a popular 'Zero Fees' scheme.

That success is now under threat from the Government's new free-fees policy - but SIT has come up with another gift for students.

Over the past 17 years, tens of thousands have graduated from courses ranging from hairdressing to IT, all with the help of SIT's Zero Fees scheme.