Enliven graduates honoured in Rotorua

Enliven graduates honoured in Rotorua

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Graduates with Selena Fox

The success of 16 Level 4 Health and Wellbeing graduates employed at home and community care provider Enliven was celebrated on Wednesday 8 May at the Princes Gate Hotel in Rotorua.

The hard work, perseverance and determination of NZTC’s graduates was acknowledged with Chief Executive Selena Fox attending the ceremony to recognise their outstanding achievements.

“Over recent years I have been profoundly moved by my learning of the importance of what I refer to as ‘The Caring Profession’. The carers in this room always knew this importance and as a nurse in my first career role, I too understood this,” said Fox.

“Yet in recent years we have become much more aware of the difference-making role of Healthcare Assistants and our role in supporting their training. A care professional is simply an extra-ordinary person.”

After presenting the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing (Advanced Support) (Level 4) to graduates in attendance, Selena Fox awarded those who had excelled in their studies with special commendations.

Academic Excellence was awarded to Annette Sharp for consistently high academic performance throughout her Level 4 program of study. Pamela Hymers will also be awarded with Academic Excellence by Enliven leadership in the days ahead, as she was unable to attend the ceremony.

The recipient of the college’s treasured Values Award was Dianne Algur who displayed a true commitment to each of the college values throughout her study. Vision to see where care is needed, Heart to weave through care, Competence to ensure care is timely, and Spirit to ensure the person stays at the centre of it all. Dianne will also be presented with her award by the Enliven leadership on NZTC’s behalf.

“What carers do every day has minute by minute deep importance. Carers promote health and wellbeing, carers encourage and support, carers help, carers are on hand, carers provide safe and life-giving comfort, and ultimately carers care,” said Fox.

The need for trained Health and Wellbeing carers in New Zealand is great. NZTC is committed to supporting this need and the stunning graduates who lead the sector each day.