Meeting the business innovators at Inspire Canterbury

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19 Jun 2017

Ara Institute of Canterbury business tutors are putting their students in front of seven of the most inspiring Kiwi entrepreneurs and innovators around. The 14 lucky students from the Ara School of Business who are attending Inspire Canterbury tomorrow (20 June) will get to quiz speakers in a private Q&A session before the official day-long progamme starts.

The event, organised by Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce, brings together amazing New Zealanders who are achieving all over the world. People like Jonty Kelt -

International tech entrepreneur, CEO and investor; Lisa Tamati - Professional endurance athlete, adventurer, author, producer and businesswomen; Ngahihi o te ra Bidois - Inspirational leader, author and modern-day warrior; and others.

Inspiration is just the spark that can ignite new ideas for students of business. Ara business programmes lead to careers across the business world from general management roles through to specialties like accounting, human resources, sales and marketing, change management and business transformation. There are pathways to lead students from certificates and diplomas to the Bachelor of Applied Management, while online programmes cater to those already in work who want to upskill. Plus the Centre of Assessment of Prior Learning can help business professional t turn their experience into academic credits towards a qualification.

Ara values industry connections through networking, professional development, work placements, research projects and events such as Inspire Canterbury, which Ara sponsors.