Education & Employment

Current Recipients

The Salvation Army Education and Employment Warehouse Stationery Scholarship

Below are the 2016 recipients of the Warehouse Stationery Scholarship:

Course of study:
Diploma in Tourism (Level 5) - Bay of Plenty Polytechnic

Talara started at Toi Ohomai on the 20th of February 2017. She is at polytechnic for five days a week. She is finding her course easy but still challenging as she went from level 3 early Childhood to a level 5 Tourism diploma. Her goal after this course is to be a flight attendant or a hotel manager. She will be starting at Warehouse Stationary at Fraser Cove on the 24th of March as she had another job over the Christmas period. She is ready for work and looking forward to a new challenge. Watch Talara's video update here.

Course of study:
NZ Certificate in Cookery (Level 4) - Waiariki Polytechnic

Cole started at Toi Ohomai on the 20th of February 2017. The Culinary Arts course at level 4 is demanding. Cole is thriving on the challenge. Long hours in the kitchen, working in the Toi Ohomai restaurant has been a great experience, he is producing food that is restaurant quality. His Tutor is Peter Blakeway a world renowned Chef. His other Tutors are amazing as well. Cole commenced work at Warehouse Stationery in late January. Cole is really grateful for the work and this is his first job. Cole is loving the job and the course. Watch Cole's video update here.

Course of study:
National Certificate in Building & Construction - Waiariki Polytech

Troy started on the 20th of February 2017 at Toi Ohomai. The course is varied and enjoyable and the class will be designing and building an actual dwelling. Polytechnic is an amazing new experience where Troy finds it modern and the work very interesting. Troy has been doing work experience with a qualified builder and is now starting with Warehouse Stationery as well. There are so many new and exciting things happening now and Troy says the future feels very positive.

Course of study:
NZ Certificate in Cookery (Level 4) - UCOL

Samantha was called up by Warehouse Stationery before Christmas and offered work experience before her course commenced. This was a massive help to her to ensure she had some money behind her before officially starting her course. Samantha started her course at the end of February 2017 and loves it so far.

She has rotating rosters for her classes which can start as early as 8am and finish as late as 10pm, she is however settling in very well. She is enjoying learning how to make certain items which she has never made before including sushi. Warehouse Stationery has worked well with Samantha in giving her hours around her course and she is enjoying her work and the people she is meeting through them. She is hoping next year to move onto the Diploma in Cookery level 5 and then seek work within a restaurant here in Palmerston North. Watch Sam's video update here.

Course of study:
NZ Certificate in Social Development L3 – Unitec Mt Albert

Antonia started studying in February 2017. She is finding the course interesting and learning something new every day.  She finds the maths easy but the writing is more of a challenge; overall she is loving the course.  Antonia has been selected as Student Rep and is running for the Unitec Student Council as the Pacific Representative for students, she will find out before Easter if she has been successful.  Antonia is finding the tutors very helpful and supportive and the ultimate goal on finishing her studies is to become a Social Worker.  She started work at Warehouse Stationery at the Henderson Branch in March and is really enjoying the work and the people are lovely.  Work fits in well with her studies and she is hoping to get more hours during the holidays. Watch Antonia's video update here.


Below are the 2015 recipients of the Warehouse Stationery Scholarship:

Course of study:
National Certificate in Carpentry (Level 4) - Bay of Plenty Polytechnic

Caleb came to E&E with no previous formal secondary schooling, having been home schooled.  Caleb was a determined learner and in a very short time he gained the National Certificate in Building Construction & Allied Trades (Level 2) qualification. He's now enrolled at the Bay of Plenty Polytechnic on a construction programme that will result in the National Certificate in Carpentry (Level 4), Caleb is well on the way to achieving his goals of becoming an architect and owning his own home. Watch Caleb's video update here.

Course of study:
Diploma in Youth and Community Studies - Praxis Christchurch

Princeton is a steady and reliable young man with a shy but positive outlook on life.  Over the past five years he has taken the time to work with The Salvation Army Community Ministries.  He started volunteering as a young teen, helping with the food bank and other similarly helpful and community-minded activities.  Princeton dropped out of school, lacking confidence in his own ability to learn new things.  However, his time with The Salvation Army, both as a volunteer worker and studying through E&E, has boosted his confidence in his own capabilities, and he knows that with perseverance he can succeed with the studies required to make him a fully qualified Youth Worker working in schools and communities to help others.

In April 2017 Princeton received a Working With Youth Award at the National Youth Awards at Parilament. Click here to read about the award.

Course of study:
New Zealand Certificate in Food and Beverage Service (Level 4) - Wintec

Deanna is a young woman who is determined to improve her life and to be the best that she can be.  She is highly motivated to make changes and take opportunities that come along that will help her achieve her goals. Deanna has worked hard throughout her time with E&E, and has built her confidence and capabilities.  She has a clear understanding of her personal aptitudes and is confident that the world of hospitality is where she sees herself, with the longer term goal of owning and managing her own restaurant.