Nelson-Marlborough secondary school students perform well - achieving well above the national average and with a high progression rate onto university. Past students have gone on to leading universities across the globe, and high flying careers.
The low class ratios, inspiring learning environments, and the individual attention all help to ensure that each student has the opportunity to reach their full potential.
Vocational programmes have been designed alongside industry and lead by experts in their field, and graduates enjoy a good employability rates within the region. NMIT graduates in aquaculture and nursing achieve 100% employability rates.
The region has a strong economy, with the Nelson-Tasman area rated by ASB's Main Report as New Zealand's strongest performing economy for the third quarter in a row. and located at the centre of nationally significant industries such as ICT, aquaculture, viticulture, horticulture, aviation, forestry and tourism. The region boasts the lowest crime rate and unemployment rates in New Zealand, and a grater than average number of people with an undergraduate degree.
International students studying in New Zealand may be eligible to work for up to 20 hours per week while studying. To find out if you meet these requirements and to find out more about your rights as an employee in New Zealand check out the NZ Study/ Work website.
If you are offered a job in New Zealand which appears on a skill shortage list and you have the qualifications and experience to match, getting a work and residence visa could be easier.
More information on seeking work and job opportunities in the Nelson-Marlborough region are available through the following links: