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Why schools and youth services work with DINE

"...Many trainees from the Academy have gone on to secure apprenticeships or jobs in the hospitality sector, progressed to tertiary study or used the transferable skills to help them with study or work in other sectors. The course also helps young people better understand workplace expectations and gives industry a direct platform to grow a high calibre generation of young job seekers. This is an experience and an opportunity to transition into the workforce, gain some confidence and hospitality skills, but also transferable skills like learning how to talk to people and how to present themselves."


Gaynor Matthews, Pathways Manager, Manakau Institute of Technology - MIT Auckland

"...It is a model that supports a cohesive transition from education to further training or employment, and it is one that I hope will expand into other vocational sectors. From the initial boot-camp through to the fabulous Showcase dinner, the DINE experience offered to students is second to none"


Mark Robinson,  Principal, Waiopehu College, Levin

"...I have really enjoyed seeing all of my students succeed and being involved in the development of the Dine programme since it started in 2009. It is fantastic to see students develop each year, not only through hands on learning, but also the impact it has had on them as leaders in the classroom. Students are able to easily find part time jobs, link what they are learning in class with Dine and employer expectations, and develop valuable confidence to decide on options beyond high school. I fully recommend the Dine programme for any student who has a passion for the Hospitality & Tourism industry"


Katherine Stokes, Head of Department Food Technology and Hospitality, Wellington East Girls' College

"...Wow - why didn't we have this when ​I was at school?"

“...This sort of collaboration between business and education will ensure that school leavers are highly skilled and ‘work ready’. Relevancy in education is crucial, and can only be achieved when industry are actively involved in supporting curriculum decisions. We are encouraging businesses and schools to source similar partnerships around the country. Learning happens both inside and outside of the traditional classroom.” 


Arthur Graves, Ministry of Education’s Group Manager for Youth Guarantee

We are proud to have worked with the following schools

DINE Wellington: Wellington East Girls College, Waiopehu College, Tawa College, Aotea College, Porirua College, Wellington High School, Heretaunga College, Newlands, College, Onslow College, Rongotai College, Naenae College, St Mary’s College, Wellington College,  Wanganui Collegiate, Wanganui Girls College, Bishop Viard College, Kapiti College, St Catherine’s College, St Patricks College Silverstream, St Patricks College, Samuel Marden College, Wellington Girls’ College, Wainuiomata High School,


DINE Auckland: Tamaki College, Tangaroa College, St Pauls College, Otahuhu College, Aorere College, Pacific Advanced Senior School, Avondale College, Western Springs College, Sir Edmund Hillary High School, Macleans College, Edgewater Mt Roskill Grammar School, Manurewa High School, Lynfield College, One Tree Hill College, DeLaSalle College, Pukekohe College, Carmel College, Mt Albert Grammar School, Southern Cross School,  Mangere College, Auckland Girls’ Grammar School, Birkenhead College, Howick College


DINE Christchurch: Middleton Grange School, Catholic Cathedral College, Rudolf Steiner School, Mt Hutt College, Ellesmere College, Mountain View College (Timaru), Lincoln High School, Te Kura (Correspondence School), Hillmorton College, Hagley Community College, Avonside Girls High School, Christchurch Boys’ High School.

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