Qualified Kiwi - Courses and Classes for the Community

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Qualified Kiwi - Courses And Classes For The Community

Project 2015-09-09 13:12:47 +1200

Purpose of the project: 

QUALIFIED KIWI:

"Connecting Kiwi's with courses"

 

The purpose for this Pledge Me page is to allow us to start off our idea of centralising a course finder for every New Zealander who wishes to skill themselves.

An overview:

The site splits into 3 main educational areas; 

  • University Courses
  • Secondary Schools
  • Senior Education

 

Each have will have a simplified search engine that refines relevant options that apply to the specific field that you wish to explore.

Please read below for a more detailed description for each specific area:

 

University Course Search:

This is aimed at school-leavers and all of those who wish to start a fresh and to gain a new qualification in New Zealand.

We aim to eliminate the difficulty of trying to sift through endless pages on each of the university web sites, going through course descriptions and understanding of their requirements etc. so we take out the complexity that can be a real turn off for someone not comfortable with the process.

Our page will be an organised centrally based site for all of the courses that New Zealand universities have on offer so that it is all on our site rather than so many different sites. It’s as easy as typing the course you desire into the search bar, getting the results and being able to obtain all the information you want for that course in one easy, quick, search.

For example we will compare the entry requirements for Law at Otago with its required NCEA scores against those of the University of Auckland.   

We will also implement an ex-student comment section where past students who have taken a course or gone to a university can provide feedback on aspects of courses they have attended,

eg: "First year Law at Otago was very challenging, found lecturers very helpful and relatable which helped me to focus more".

 

 

SCHOOL SEARCH:

The second idea we have come up with to fully utilize the website is a School Search Programme.

This system will allow parents with children at school (or students themselves) to be able to look up all secondary schools in New Zealand to find out information on the schools they desire or to compare schools around New Zealand so that they can identify the right school for them or their children. This takes the ARO Reports to the next step.

There is no system like this in New Zealand.

We presented the concept of our website and the idea of the school search system to a cross section of aucklanders, - friends, collegues, web designers etc and the feedback was overwhelmingly positive.

Unsolicted feedback by word of mouth confirms to us that we are on the right track. All involved in our research state that they would use the website and recommend it to other people they knew, as they could see that programme would help them by reducing the time involved in searching for the best school that money or reputation can buy for their kids.

The process would be very simple, you would click onto the website, click the school search page, type in the secondary school you are looking for, then that school would come up with all the information about that school. Easy as that.

 

Senior Citizen Education:

The third and most crucial page is the senior education page, this page would allow 'senior citizens' to search courses or classes that they can attend around their area or in New Zealand.

From this site they can get information on where they can re-skill themselves so they can gain a new set of skills to join a different work sector or go back to university so that they can keep competing with the youth for job roles.

We are confident that people would be able to list their own courses and classes onto the website easily and effectively whether they are paid or free.

Listing courses and classes on the website that are free of charge means that it would be able to help people around Aotearoa who have limited funds to enrol in courses that would help them gain a new set of skills for a new job.

We want to keep it really simple for the senior citizens (as some find the internet and websites very daunting to use) but modern as we are targeting three different age groups on this website.

When the Qualified Kiwi team hit the streets to gain feedback on our website it became very clear to us that the Grey Army had an important role with them continuing their education. Confidence in upskilling provides an opportunity to enter or re-enter the workplace there by reducing unemployment.

By simplifying the search process without Dumbing it Down we will be able to provide information about how to find for example a guitar Teacher, Maths Tutor, cooking classes etc. While it is recognised that mainstream educational establisments provide the bulk of courses we will provide the opportunity for the little people in New Zealand who run the small businesses to get noticed.

 

 

Website Design Team: 

We feel that we have found several design teams that are keen to jump on board. We have created layouts for the website with a couple of website design teams and they came back to us with esimated costs and were very excited to be involved in a project that is socially responsible and can help a wide range of people. All we need is some funding to move onto that next step. We are very grateful that we are being given the chance to present our idea on this page and hope you guys like it and can help us out a little.

 

Here is a rough draft we have come up with to give you a just a little idea of the direction we are going: 

 

How we will use the money:

 

 

 

Website Development - $12,000 = 75%

Future Reasearch and Development - $800 = 5%

Promotion (Advertising) - $3200 = 20%

 

A Little bit about the team:

 
 

 

 

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Christina Curley
2015-10-16 12:04:17 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2015-09-17 22:30:38 +1200

"That is all the amount left in my NZ bank account. Good luck guys, you are on to a real good thing here. "

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Qualified Kiwi - Courses And Classes For The Community

Project 2015-09-09 13:12:47 +1200

Purpose of the project: 

QUALIFIED KIWI:

"Connecting Kiwi's with courses"

 

The purpose for this Pledge Me page is to allow us to start off our idea of centralising a course finder for every New Zealander who wishes to skill themselves.

An overview:

The site splits into 3 main educational areas; 

  • University Courses
  • Secondary Schools
  • Senior Education

 

Each have will have a simplified search engine that refines relevant options that apply to the specific field that you wish to explore.

Please read below for a more detailed description for each specific area:

 

University Course Search:

This is aimed at school-leavers and all of those who wish to start a fresh and to gain a new qualification in New Zealand.

We aim to eliminate the difficulty of trying to sift through endless pages on each of the university web sites, going through course descriptions and understanding of their requirements etc. so we take out the complexity that can be a real turn off for someone not comfortable with the process.

Our page will be an organised centrally based site for all of the courses that New Zealand universities have on offer so that it is all on our site rather than so many different sites. It’s as easy as typing the course you desire into the search bar, getting the results and being able to obtain all the information you want for that course in one easy, quick, search.

For example we will compare the entry requirements for Law at Otago with its required NCEA scores against those of the University of Auckland.   

We will also implement an ex-student comment section where past students who have taken a course or gone to a university can provide feedback on aspects of courses they have attended,

eg: "First year Law at Otago was very challenging, found lecturers very helpful and relatable which helped me to focus more".

 

 

SCHOOL SEARCH:

The second idea we have come up with to fully utilize the website is a School Search Programme.

This system will allow parents with children at school (or students themselves) to be able to look up all secondary schools in New Zealand to find out information on the schools they desire or to compare schools around New Zealand so that they can identify the right school for them or their children. This takes the ARO Reports to the next step.

There is no system like this in New Zealand.

We presented the concept of our website and the idea of the school search system to a cross section of aucklanders, - friends, collegues, web designers etc and the feedback was overwhelmingly positive.

Unsolicted feedback by word of mouth confirms to us that we are on the right track. All involved in our research state that they would use the website and recommend it to other people they knew, as they could see that programme would help them by reducing the time involved in searching for the best school that money or reputation can buy for their kids.

The process would be very simple, you would click onto the website, click the school search page, type in the secondary school you are looking for, then that school would come up with all the information about that school. Easy as that.

 

Senior Citizen Education:

The third and most crucial page is the senior education page, this page would allow 'senior citizens' to search courses or classes that they can attend around their area or in New Zealand.

From this site they can get information on where they can re-skill themselves so they can gain a new set of skills to join a different work sector or go back to university so that they can keep competing with the youth for job roles.

We are confident that people would be able to list their own courses and classes onto the website easily and effectively whether they are paid or free.

Listing courses and classes on the website that are free of charge means that it would be able to help people around Aotearoa who have limited funds to enrol in courses that would help them gain a new set of skills for a new job.

We want to keep it really simple for the senior citizens (as some find the internet and websites very daunting to use) but modern as we are targeting three different age groups on this website.

When the Qualified Kiwi team hit the streets to gain feedback on our website it became very clear to us that the Grey Army had an important role with them continuing their education. Confidence in upskilling provides an opportunity to enter or re-enter the workplace there by reducing unemployment.

By simplifying the search process without Dumbing it Down we will be able to provide information about how to find for example a guitar Teacher, Maths Tutor, cooking classes etc. While it is recognised that mainstream educational establisments provide the bulk of courses we will provide the opportunity for the little people in New Zealand who run the small businesses to get noticed.

 

 

Website Design Team: 

We feel that we have found several design teams that are keen to jump on board. We have created layouts for the website with a couple of website design teams and they came back to us with esimated costs and were very excited to be involved in a project that is socially responsible and can help a wide range of people. All we need is some funding to move onto that next step. We are very grateful that we are being given the chance to present our idea on this page and hope you guys like it and can help us out a little.

 

Here is a rough draft we have come up with to give you a just a little idea of the direction we are going: 

 

How we will use the money:

 

 

 

Website Development - $12,000 = 75%

Future Reasearch and Development - $800 = 5%

Promotion (Advertising) - $3200 = 20%

 

A Little bit about the team:

 
 

 

 

Comments

Hey! Thanks for checking out this project.

We haven't made any updates yet, follow us if you want to be notified when we do.

Christina Curley
2015-10-16 12:04:17 +1300
Anonymous pledger
2015-09-17 22:30:38 +1200

"That is all the amount left in my NZ bank account. Good luck guys, you are on to a real good thing here. "

Followers of Qualified Kiwi - Courses and Classes for the Community

This campaign was unsuccessful and finished on 31/10/2015 at 4:00 PM.