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Now in Christchurch
Pursue your passion for God and
music at Vision College.
"The skills I learnt at Vision College have
helped my music impact more people than I had
NICK KRAENZLIN - wrote the song 'You Remain'
(Featured on Parachute Band's international selling album
'Love Without Measure')
txt MUSIC to 027 557 8839
0800 834 834
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Unique music degree now offered
at Vision College Christchurch
Adult education enhances job
Providing career guidance
An adult education programme can provide many
benefits - and not just academic ones. Taking
adult education courses can have a significant
positive impact on your employment prospects:
they can make you more marketable, lead to
higher pay, and expand your options for where
you choose to work.
One of the benefits that an adult education
programme may offer is the opportunity to
learn some very marketable skills. There are
any number of courses you can take which can
provide specific job skills which are in high
demand. Vocational courses such as welding,
nursing, machine operation, and many more,
can lead to higher paying careers. Even if you
take only general education courses, you will
still enhance your value to your current or future
Most of the job positions for which you wish to
apply will require you to have some skills that
are unique to that position .If you have trained in
these job-specific skills, you greatly increase your
chances of getting a job, especially a technical job,
if you've learned the skills that you need for that
job in an adult education programme. Another
great benefit is that you could well wind up
making a better salary. Most employers are willing
to pay you more when you have more education.
Taking advanced courses can give you skills that
will make you more valuable to your employer,
or to other employers, leading to higher pay and
better job offers. Having skills that are in demand
is the best form of job security, as employers will
want to hire you. Any opportunity to improve
your knowledge and skills should be seen as an
opportunity to give yourself a raise.
Careers New Zealand is the leading careers
support agency for all New Zealanders needing
information, advice and support to make life-
defining decisions -- with particular emphasis on
young people, Maori and Pasifika.
As well as providing services directly to New
Zealanders, Careers New Zealand works
with school careers advisors, individuals and
groups to provide relevant, high quality careers
programmes and services for their students,
staff and clients.
Careers New Zealand offers expert, free advice
and support to help New Zealanders make
smart, well-informed decisions about their
career. It provides an extensive nationwide hub
of careers expertise and support.
The agency works with businesses, industry
and community groups so that people have
wider access to the information they need to
make successful transitions into learning and
work, so they are active contributors to New
Careers New Zealand is uniquely placed to view
all the elements, organisations, steps and links
that come together to form the careers system
in New Zealand. It works in partnership with
government agencies, schools, tertiary providers,
community organisations, businesses, unions,
influencer groups, and users of its service.
For more details visit: www.careers.govt.nz/
Long standing tertiary education provider, Vision
College, is now able to offer a full Bachelor of
To date, Vision College has been conferring
Bachelor of Music degrees at the Hamilton
campus, with Level 5 and Level 6 music Diplomas
at the Christchurch campus.
The uniqueness of the degree is the focus on
contemporary Christian music. This is the only
Christian music degree offered in New Zealand.
Graduates from the Hamilton campus now work
as professional musicians, high school music
teachers, private music tutors and as music
directors in larger churches.
Vision College also differs from other providers of
music degrees in that there is a strong emphasis
on performance. Various streams are available
including vocal, instrument and song writing.
Students can also elect to study their preferred
style, be it rock, pop, R&B, classical or others.
Enrolments are now being taken for a start in
Vision College is a division of ATC New Zealand,
who have been providing tertiary education
for nearly 30 years. On offer are diplomas and
degrees in subjects that include web design,
software, counselling, business, early childhood
education, ministry, electronics and computer
engineering as well as music. They have been
offering education programmes for nearly 30
years, with campuses in Christchurch, Hamilton
For more information contact Vision College on
0800 834 834 or visit www.visioncollege.ac.nz
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