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Valley Education offers driving lessons and a range of courses. Photo: SUPPLIED

Valley Education gets locals work-ready

Valley Education is now part of Mayoral Task Force for Jobs in conjunction with the Thames Coromandel District Council. Need work? Give us a call and we’ll soon get you sorted. Just call or text the numbers below.
The Kōpū based tertiary education provider offers vocational training in agriculture, retail, health and well-being, foundation skills, horticulture and mechanical engineering, from level 1 through to level 4, as well as short courses in chainsaw and barista training.
Valley Education can also upskill your workforce with their Workplace Communication courses. These are free for employers and make a positive impact on your company’s bottom line. Free transport is available daily from Paeroa, Kerepēhi, Ngatea and Thames.
Executive director Andrea McCartney said around 150 people came through their courses each year. “People can study locally with us and gain qualifications so they’re work ready,” she said.
“Quite often people who haven’t finished their school education come in here and can get NCEA, plus specific qualifications, so that’s pretty life-changing for them.”
Andrea said Valley Education was open to anyone and they were all encouraged to do the best for themselves.
“We’re happy to be a part of their learning process and see them on their way to wherever they want to go next.”
Our Valley Education driving academy offers driver training, including learner licence courses and driving lessons towards restricted and full licences, along with defensive driving courses – to book, text or phone: 027 314 1577; 07 868 7892.