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Learning Hub

The Learning Hub is run in collaboration with North Tec Training Institution using their materials and accreditation system.

As we worked with young school leavers under the NEETS contract (Not in Education, Employment or Training), it became evident that there were a number of young people who, for various reasons, had not achieved NCEA level 1 or 2 and who needed additional support to obtain these qualifications.
The Learning Hub was set up to provide the resources and manpower to facilitate these young people achieve the necessary qualifications to enable them to transition onto further education, employment or training.

The Learning Hub is run in collaboration with North Tec Training Institution using their materials and accreditation system. Springboard connects with these young adults and provides an environment of support, team and group culture. A ‘graduation’ is held at the end of the year to honour the student’s achievements.

This programme is pivotal in transitioning young adults into successful futures and to bypass the traps that they could otherwise fall into.

The Learning Hub’s first year was 2015. 17 of the 19 youth achieved their goals.

Senior Student: Denise

Getting my [NCEA] Level 2 is just like a step that I have to do. I really didn’t want to leave school but I had to.
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True Stories: Monique

“I’ve known Springboard for a good two years… I started getting involved when I found out about the… learning hub…”

I’m working to gain my [NCEA] level one and two and hopefully … my level three and four. I’m in on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays when I can. I love coming here, the people here are nice as. The love [of] the people here, it’s my favorite thing and I find it easier to concentrate at Springboard than at home. I have a lot of distractions at home, my leaning here is quite good, it’s O for awesome.

Finishing my [NCEA] level one and starting my level two [was most significant to me]. Because when I was at school all I thought about was boys and drugs. Springboard has helped me cos’ I’ve stopped doing drugs for fours years now and when I come here, I come here to learn, I feel that I’m actually achieving something in my life for the first time (Monique, 22).