NorthTec established in 1978 as Northland Community College, with a staff of ten tutors. The college was hailed as "a significant centre for learning and an administrative centre for courses to be run in the wider community." In 1987 Northland Community College changed its name to Northland Polytechnic and to NorthTec in 2006. Now 32 years later their institution has taken courses beyond the main campus to the two-thirds of Northland's population who do not live in Whangarei. They offer their students high quality and industry-focused education, with flexible learning options and a personalized classroom approach.
NorthTec commitment to their students extends beyond the campus boundaries. They have solid partnerships with iwi, other institutions, industry and local advisory committees, to further enable us to meet NorthTec's mission of developing Northland and its people through tertiary education. They pride themselves on the fact that when their students are ready to leave us they graduate with the knowledge and practical skill base needed in the "real world” of business and enterprise.
NorthTec supports and encourages the development of their staff and a strong research culture. Staffs participate in a wide range of research and other developmental activities, with particular encouragement being given to new researchers to attend workshops and presentations. Their staff and established researchers are increasingly collaborating both internally and externally to ensure the quality of what they offer theirr students.
NorthTec is situated in the northern most region of New Zealand, servicing a population base of approximately 160,000. Their largest campus is based at Raumanga, a suburb of Whangarei city with the new Future Trades campus in Dyer Street, and Learning Centres in Kensington (ASB Stadium) and Kamo (Primary Industries). There is a regional campus in the Bay of Islands (Kerikeri) and Learning Centres at Rāwene, Kaikohe and Kaitaia.
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