From the Call Centre at NZSE College it would seem that the light at the end-of-the-Covid-19-tunnel seems a way off for many people whose employment has been affected by lockdown redundancies.
With some economists predicting unemployment figures between 15-25% by the end of 2020 New Zealand could see many more people out of work and in need of new options sooner rather than later.
“Redundancy is an increasingly common theme we’re hearing on the phone. Sentiments like, I’ve lost my job what should I do? Our advice is always ‘study’!” ~ Tammie Luselu, NZSE Recruitment Team Manager.
NZSEG Founder Brijesh Sethi is keen to make a difference. Putting Healthcare, IT, Business, Early Childhood and Security scholarships in the spotlight was an easy decision.
“Areas like IT and healthcare are essential due to this pandemic and the need is there for people to have another option for accessing education and allow people to get back-on-their-feet through positive learning outcomes.”
The NZSE College Scholarships can be across the levels – be it the Security programme at Level 3 right through to diploma offerings at Level 7. Based in Auckland Central, West, Manukau and Hamilton, NZSE offers education locally and that can make a big difference in terms of accessibility.
“NZSE College has a strong base in its communities. We need to understand our people, their situations and help make a difference wherever possible. These Scholarships – we hope – will provide some impetus for those who’ve been hit by redundancy to focus on the future, up-skill and get back on their feet, post Covid-19 and beyond.” ~ Brijesh Sethi, Founder NZSEG.
Many mature learners can see education as a non-option for them – thinking that it’s more aligned to younger generations and that the technology barrier will be too large to overcome. However, NZSE College has a highly active Student Support Team who’re dedicated to getting people out of their comfort zones and moving in the right direction for sustainable learning futures.
If you, or someone you know could benefit from a change of focus and has been impacted by a Covid-19 related redundancy – get them to check out NZSE College - Apply for a scholarship here.