Henry Geary (Taranaki, Ngati Kahungunu) is currently studying towards a Diploma in Architectural Technology, having completed a Bachelor of Business with Open Polytechnic in 2020.
Ko Henry tōku ingoa, ko Taranaki tōku maunga, ko Taranaki me Ngāti Kahungunu ki Wairoa ngā iwi, Nō Wyndham ahau, Ko Heretaunga te tūrangawaewae.
Henry is currently studying towards a Diploma in Architectural Technology, having completed a Bachelor of Business with Open Polytechnic in 2020.
He is a student member of the Open Polytechnic academic committee, as well as a member of the Student Advisory Group, and was recently appointed to the interim learner advisory committee (ILAC) for Te Pūkenga (NZIST).
The Student Advisory Group plays an important role within Open Polytechnic, giving the Executives and Learning Delivery a student perspective, to help evolve distance learning.
The ILAC plays the same role for Te Pūkenga, but on a much larger scale as it covers all 16 Institutes of Technology & Polytechnics as well as workplace training activities of the former Industry Training Organisations (ITOs) that have transitioned this ITO function to Te Pūkenga.
As part of the Te Pūkenga Interim Learner Advisory Committee, Henry meets regularly with representatives from the Ministry of Education, NZQA, Tertiary Education, StudyLink/MSD and other students from across the country.
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