Queen Charlotte College
Tawera’s mana statement while on the Tourism Operations course was: “the world is your oyster.” For Tawera this is always about taking every opportunity and making the most of it. “Nothing is impossible. With the right attitude and mind-set you can do anything!”
One of the main highlights of the Tourism course has been meeting new people, finding out where they come and learning their stories. Tawera has also enjoyed visiting local tourism attractions in the top of the south, including Te Waikoropupu Springs and Farewell Spit.
Tawera’s journey with Trades Academy began in Year 11, when he joined the Year 1 Automotive course. He completed the Year 2 programme the following year when he was in Year 12. Tawera acknowledges that he has learnt some good life skills from these automotive courses. At the beginning of this year, his Careers teacher at school encouraged him to try the Trades Tourism Operations course. This opportunity to try something quite different has had a major impact on Tawera, as it has opened his eyes to a new career path - a path he is excited to learn about and pursue when he leaves college.
Tawera acknowledges all of his tutors who have supported him on his Trades Academy journey. He has been challenged to do his best, make the make the most of his abilities and to be true to himself.