Up-to-date technology helps progress learning

6 August, 2019

ILT Foundation trustee Angele Newell with students from Community College Southland’s hospitality course. Photo: Lisa-Maree Fleck 

About the community group/organisation/individual 

Community College Southland provides free practical courses for young people aged 16-19 years in courses such as hairdressing, hospitality, sport and recreations and NCEA levels 1 and 2 in numeracy and literacy. 

 The college also offers a free Youth Service to help give young people guidance and support to help them into education, training and work-based learning, and provides assistance for young people on a benefit or a people on a benefit with a child to help them manage their finances with the aim of getting them into work or education. 

 What the grant went towards 

Community College Southland received a grant of $5000 towards the purchase of 10 new chromebooks for learners and clients of the community college. 

What the grant means to the community group/organisation 

Southland Community College manager Trevor Noble said the chromebooks enabled students to work in class independently and at their own pace without having to wait for a personal computer to become available. 

It also enabled teachers to have more immediate access to the students’ work, he said.