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  1. Straight from Level 2 into a Barbering Apprenticeship.

    Finding a pathway into barbering is challenging, but Kohl got a start and is now heading off to complete his barbering apprenticeship at ... Read more…
  2. Jodie's found her thing. Next stop, take it around the world.

    Jodie Atkins dreams of travelling with her Hairdressing skills and shes certainly working hard to reach that goal. After completing her ... Read more…
  3. Sophie left school at 16 because she already knew what she wanted to do.

    With a passion for hair and knowing that she wanted to become a hairdresser, Sophie left school and started her tertiary training. Read more…
  4. Straight into an Apprenticeship!

    Learning hands-on entry level salon skills have made it possible for Lauren to head off to an apprenticeship with one of Christchurches ... Read more…
  5. There's nothing better than the real deal when you're learning - Student Famil. to Wellington.

    One gloomy morning in February the Travel Level 4 class proposed a trip to Wellington for the day! This idea was nearly as exciting as ... Read more…
  6. From Retail to I.T.

    Mady has a larger than life personality, but was really unsure of what she really wanted to do for a career. With limited opportunities in ... Read more…
  7. Hui Shi - A Career That Has Taken Off!

    Hui has gone from being a student and building knowledge to working for the Canterbury Aero Club as their ERP Implementer and support ... Read more…
  8. Stella Haldane

    Stella wanted to study Hospitality "...as the industry is thriving in every country, allowing for travel and career flexibility." Read more…
  9. Bryn takes on the world after gaining his dream cabin crew role!

    Bryn has finally entered into the career he has always dreamt of! Read more…
  10. Students getting hands-on experience with VMWare at Avonmore.

    With the world of IT changing and server management changing all the time, we could see the old methods of having powerful workstations ... Read more…
  11. Margaret Yates - Hard work and determination truely can lead to success.

    Margaret Yates rewrote the rule book, smashed stereotypes and started a business that on March 1st 2018 celebrates 30 years in business. Read more…
  12. Student to Travel Consultant!

    Firdows was a quiet achiever, whose work was of an extremely high standard, she never complained and was always involving herself and ... Read more…
  13. Why is IT at Avonmore different?

    This is it. After reading through countless IT job vacancy ads, you've come across a job that might as well have been written personally ... Read more…
  14. Retrain and enter the IT industry!

    Tony had a career path and was well on his way to great things in the panel beating industry, until a life changing event meant a new ... Read more…
  15. Luke's IT career has taken him around the world to London.

    Luke now works as a Senior Support Analyst for Liberty London.  Read more…
  16. Hospitality Level 2 Course:  Builds confidence and helps gain hands-on skills.

    From being nervous and not sure about what to do in a hospitality environment, to running the cafe, we have seen our Level 2 Hospitality ... Read more…
  17. Hands-on Course to Full-time Employment in 12 Weeks!

    Samantha has found success working in a job she loves, doing what she trained for. Read more…
  18. Hairdressing student fixes botched job for grateful client. 

    Third year hairdressing student Olivia Smith came to the rescue to work with lovely client Shirley Hall to fix her uneven, too short and ... Read more…
  19. Ryan overcame dyslexia to launch a career he loves in IT!

    Ryan struggled with Dyslexia at school after being diagnosed at a young age. Several of his teachers called him "stupid" - well, he proved ... Read more…
  20. Sometimes hard decisions can be the right ones.

    Taking a leap into the unknown turned a high school student into a Travel Consultant! Read more…
  21. Jess learnt about the world and then travelled it in preparation for a career in travel.

    Working, learning, seeing and experiencing are all part of gaining the skills required to find your pathway in life. Read more…
  22. New Bar, New Career.

    The resurrection of a Christchurch icon is where Mitchell Kingsbury will get started in the hospitality industry. Read more…
  23. John wants you to know - Dyslexia doesn't mean you can't succeed.

    From a lack of confidence to the start of a successful career as a Service Desk Engineer. Read more…
  24. Lovely Lily made it with Merit! 

    Lily talks to us about how Hairdressing and Retail Level 2 was her chance for change. She smashed her course and will be graduating with ... Read more…
  25. Hospitality Level 3 students do their bit for charity!

    Avonmore students  held a charity lunch and raised $400 for The Salvation Army to support their local community whilst completing units ... Read more…
  26. Challenging, rewarding and a real experience

    Stewart Marshall is living by the quote "do something you love and you will never work a day in your life"  Read more…
  27. Kelly now works for Kiwi Rail! 

    14 Weeks and Kelly has a new career! Read more…
  28. Study IT, Work in IT, Gain a Career in IT.

    IT Student Blair O'Riley - " The principles that the course teaches you are the main foundations to the IT industry" Read more…
  29. There has never been a better time to join one of New Zealand's leading industries, Tourism!

    Regan Wagteveld joined Avonmore in August 2016, where he started the New Zealand Certificate in Tourism Level 3. He has now joined the ... Read more…
  30. Amazing Maddi!

    Maddi Day-McKay joined Avonmore Tertiary Institute back in 2015, when she started Salon Support Level 3 and has recently completed Year 2 ... Read more…
  31. There is no elevator to success you have to take the stairs...

    Sumit Kumar embraced a huge step to New Zealand as an International student of Avonmore Tertiary Institute. He is now climbing massive ... Read more…
  32. So many jobs in IT- and Ben has one.

    In the IT industry, where it can be hard to get a start and everyone is looking for industry qualifications, Ben turned to Avonmore ... Read more…