36 2 Tuesday [Edition datE] November 8 2016 ARA BUSINESS Upskilling leads to a rewarding retail career A change of mind and flexible study options brought Neil Chand to the job he loved. Four years ago Neil was in his last year of his biochemistry degree, when he decided to take a little break and save some money. “I ended up working in retail and it turned out I really liked it. I found out that it could be a career too and decided to pursue this path. I started working at the Warehouse Stationary in Papanui and loved it. I never regretted quitting my biochemistry studies.” Three years into his job Neil wanted to upskill to take the next step in his career. He enrolled in the six month, Level 3 Certificate in Retail at Ara Institute of Canterbury. He studied part-time, so he could combine his studies with his job. “I followed the in-house training at my job, but was looking for something more. The Ara Certificate in Retail gave a more general perspective on retail. My main takeaway was the leadership development. Being able to understand emotional awareness and deal with different behaviours. You learn to cater to any kind of employee and customer.” This skill turned out to be very useful as Neil was promoted to a leadership role as Assistant Store Manager after finishing his course. “An important part of my role is coaching the team. I’m motivating the team on the floor and making sure the customers are being looked after. I love making the customers happy, we’re there to provide solutions for them.” The retail programmes at Ara provide students with essential industry knowledge and skills for a strong start to a career in this sector. The options range from entry level qualifications to a degree, and part-time study options make it easy for people like Neil to upskill. For those who want to go further in their studies, options include the Bachelor of Applied Retail Management, which offers specialist knowledge and skills in strategic decision making, communication strategies, accounting and retail enterprise management. A 400-hour work placement helps students develop and practice realworld skills. To find out more about studying Retail at Ara Institute of Canterbury go to: https://www.ara.ac.nz/study-options/ourstudy-interest-areas/business SELWYN TIMES CONTINUING EDUCATION Ensuring a safe work place Learning first aid is not only a part of ensuring a safe work place, but also an integral part of our engagement with the wider community. We all learn the necessary skills to ensure that in times of emergency we are able to assist our work colleagues, but are we able to take these skills home, into the community or on to the sports field? not all work places are the same and the injury risk for each place can be wide and variable. The office attended by administrators does not carry the same risk as those people working with heavy machinery, or perhaps at some distance from a regular ambulance service. it is therefore essential that you pick the right first aid course to suit all of your activities – both professional and social. take, for example, an office worker who does not have a high risk work environment and whose concern might be to ensure that they can deal with minor cuts and superficial injuries, or the ability to perform effective CPr. These skills Piano Raewyn Clegg Registered Teacher of Piano and Theory of Music. 29 Lancewood Drive Halswell Ph 322-9377 can be achieved on a course of eight hours duration and would generally fit into low to medium risk area. But take this same person on to a sports field either as a spectator or player when a higher level injury occurs. The eight hour course covering unit standards 6402 and 6401 (or 26551 and 26552) does not cover head neck and spinal injuries, eye injuries, hypothermia and poisonings. The majority of injuries occur outside of the work place, in fact one in three injuries occurs in the home, making it the most common place for injuries to happen. new Zealand children are twice as likely to die through injury as children who live in australia. They mostly die as a result of motor vehicles accidents or falls in the home. fatalities from leisure and sport are not far behind those in the workplace. The wider 12 hour course teaches the additional unit standard 6400 and provides a wide knowledge base for medium to high risk environments. This course covers many of the skills required to deal with the most common injuries, such as falls (which can result in head, neck and spinal injuries) and dealing with complex scenes such as motor vehicle accidents. if you are not sure on the course best suited to your needs, ask your accredited first aid training provider. They can explain the course content and give you options that will best suit your needs. Look beyond the workplace and consider your family and your location. Check that you have a good quality first aid kit that is up-to-date with replenished items, and that everyone knows where it is located. Monday 14 November 28 November 12 December Friday 18 November 9 December 16 December NEW ZEALAND RED CROSS GLOBAL LEADERS IN FIRST AID TRAINING Christchurch Course Dates 2016 Venue: 32 Birmingham Drive, Middleton First Aid Revalidation Course (6 hours) Cost $120.00 per person (certificates must not have expired for more than 3 months) Time: 8.30am – 3.15pm Tuesday 22 November 6 December Sunday 20 November 4 December 18 December For bookings please call 0800 REDCROSS or 339-7111 Book online at www.redcross.org.nz Wednesday 23 November 21 December USE THE RED CROSS ADVANTAGE - COMPREHENSIVE FIRST AID, ESSENTIAL FIRST AID, REVALIDATION OR TAILORED TRAINING TO SUIT yOU AT yOUR PLACE OR OURS.
SELWYN TIMES Tuesday November 8 2016 37 CONTINUING EDUCATION An exciting career in Automotive Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) graduate Janaka Liyanapathirana’s childhood love of cars has seen him excel to an exciting career in Automotive. Janaka completed the Certificate in Automotive Engineering in Christchurch in October and, after being recognised for his overall outstanding efforts throughout the course, has graduated with a prized welding helmet gifted by BOC. “I was really surprised about the award, it was so unexpected,” he said. Coming to New Zealand to pursue his dream of becoming a mechanic, Janaka said he tried different automotive courses around the country but only found the right course for him at SIT. “I was so lucky to find the right place, the right course and the right tutors [at SIT], from all of the other places where I tried within NZ,” “The best opportunity the course gave me was the live practical experience and institutions with proper techniques from the tutors who are qualified and have long term experience in the same trade.” Janaka said he has already received an opportunity to enter the workforce and start his career. “I think I have followed the right track, by the time I finished I got a job offer from the biggest car company in Christchurch, so I have already planned to join them and enjoy working with what I have studied.” For any enquires phone 349 3645 or call in and see us at 60 Waterloo Road. Help your child grow in confidence Life skills programme for children. Do your children lack self-confidence, or perhaps have so much energy that they need an outlet for it? Development through drama is the ideal approach to teach confidence and channel youthful energy while building self-esteem. The Helen O’Grady Drama Academy has been in New Zealand for 32 years. This highly regarded worldwide programme helps students aged 5 to 17 fulfil their potential by acting confidently and speaking clearly. This unique, self-development programme helps achieve invaluable life skills. The confident, articulate child makes friends easily, accepts challenges and new directions. Confident children become well-rounded adults. Our fully qualified teachers are trained in the Helen O’Grady Drama system, they ensure each child is encouraged and valued in a warm, positive learning environment. Lessons stimulate and motivate students without the exam or peer group pressure. Weekly class activities include speech training, creative movement and improvisation. Our Youth Theatre programme encourages the development of leadership and organisational skills. Three terms of the year cover the self-development programme and in the fourth term all students prepare a performance for parents and friends. We also offer Trinity College London examinations as an option for those who wish to pursue an international qualification. Our safe structured learning environment values student individuality and encourages team building. Most importantly its great fun too! Enrol now phone 0800 161 131 and see our website www.helenogrady.co.nz CHRISTCHURCH CAMPUS 60 Waterloo Rd, Hornby, Christchurch Certificate in Construction Starting 30 January 2017 *Direct material costs apply Call today or email email@example.com 0800 TO STUDY www.sit.ac.nz NEW ZEALAND RED CROSS - GLOBAL LEADERS IN FIRST AID TRAINING CHRISTCHURCH COURSE DATES 2016 • VENUE: 32 BIRMINGHAM DRIVE, MIDDLETON USE THE RED CROSS ADVANTAGE - COMPREHENSIVE FIRST AID, ESSENTIAl FIRST AID, REVAlIDATION OR TAIlORED TRAINING TO SUIT YOU AT YOUR PlACE OR OURS. Monday 21 November 5 December Comprehensive First Aid PLUS Course (16hrs or 4hr upgrade) Unit Standard 6402, 6401, 6400 and 25411 or 26552, 26551, 6400 and 25411 Cost $265.00 per person incl FA Manual & GST for 16 hours or $80.00 per person for upgrade following completion of CFA Time: Day One 8.30am – 5.30pm Day Two 8.30am – 5pm 16 Hours Thursday/Friday 24 & 25 November Essential First Aid Course (8hrs) Unit Standard 6402, 6401 or 26551, 26552 Cost $150.00 per person Time: 8.30am – 5.30pm Tuesday 13 December Wednesday 16 November 4 Hours Friday 1.15pm-5pm 25 November Thursday 3 November 1 December 8 December Saturday 19 November 3 December 17 December Comprehensive First Aid Course (12hrs) Unit Standard 6402, 6401, 6400 or 26552, 26551, 6400 Cost $210.00 per person incl FA Manual & GST Time: Day One & Day Two 8.30am - 3.15pm 2 x Tuesdays 29 Nov & 6 December 13 & 20 December Time: Day One 8.30am - 5.30pm Day Two 8.30am - 12.45pm 2 x Mondays 21 & 28 November 5 & 12 December Thursday/Friday 24 & 25 November 2 x Wednesdays 16 & 23 November Wednesday/Thursday 9 & 10 November Weekends 19 & 20 November 3 & 4 December 17 & 18 December Thursday/Friday 17 & 18 November 1 & 2 December 8 & 9 December FOR BOOKINGS PLEASE CALL 0800 REDCROSS OR 339-7111 • BOOK ONLINE AT WWW.REDCROSS.ORG.NZ