January 28, 2014
Polytech widens Maori degree
Canterbury Polytechnic Institute of Technology believes te reo Maori can be a powerful point of difference when it comes to marketing New Zealand on the international stage.
It’s offering students studying towards a bachelor of Maori language and indigenous studies at its Te Puna Wanaka the chance to also major in subjects like business, marketing, outdoor education and sustainability.
Manager Hemi Hoskins says the new programme has just got approval from the New Zealand Qualifications Authority.
He says it will give students more career options when they graduate.
Te Puna Wanaka works closely with community, government and local iwi to contextualise and apply the students’ learning to ensure relevance within cultural and career based contexts.
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