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Posted by on Jul 26, 2016 in Education, Employment, Social |

Free high-speed internet access and new programmes for whānau at the Tech Hub

Free high-speed internet access and new programmes for whānau at the Tech Hub

The Ruapehu Whānau Transformation Plan’s biggest solution has launched with a number of low-cost or fee-free technology programmes starting at Te Pae Tata next week.

The new open education and conference facility provides the space and opportunity to help grow Ruapehu learners, creators and leaders including free access to high-speed fibre internet, computers and a relaxing breakout space, between 8.30am and 5pm.

The first round of educational programmes are starting next week at the Ruapehu community learning and tech hub housed at the back of Ruapehu College in Ohākune.

For tamariki and rangatahi, an eight-week course covering computer science basics, coding and an introduction to robotics starts on Monday along with a more advanced, exploratory class, learning to solve problems utilising technology beginning on Tuesday.

Both programmes cost $10 a session.

Whether wanting to learn how to use a computer or the internet, gain help with extramural study or see what post-school learning opportunities are available, Tuesday’s drop-in sessions for adults are free and open to anyone in the community.

Also housed at Te Pae Tata is a fully functioning conference centre and meeting rooms, which are all available for rent.

With the ability to host up to 120 seated guests, or 300 standing, with a two-metre video wall, this conference space has been purpose-designed to include some of the latest in technology.

Three other smaller meeting rooms are also available on a daily basis and can cater to up to 40 people.

To book a place in any of the community tech programmes or find out more information on any of the facilities available at Te Pae Tata, call Hub administrators Chaana Morgan on 021 119 2056 or Robyn Matthews on 027 281 9717, email info@ or head to our Te Pae Tata website

To read more about what’s going on at Te Pae Tata please click HERE