Nelson College for Girls
The Automotive Trades programme has been a perfect opportunity for Raqual to add to her range of skills and experiences before she leaves school at the end of the year. “I enjoy the fact that it’s mostly practical, rather than lots of theory and I can use what I’m learning to fix my own car in the future”. One of the highlights for Raqual has been the opportunity to spend every Friday at NMIT, being treated like an adult student, spending time in a real-life work environment and having more freedom during the day. She speaks highly of her tutor who she says is welcoming and friendly and explains everything so clearly. “Pete’s really patient. He’s always encouraging, even when you lack confidence”.
Her advice to younger students is: “Take the opportunities you can while you’re still at school. You don’t know where they can lead to.”