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Students of failed computer college adopted by competitors

03 Apr 2012

Two tertiary training institutes, the Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) and the Whitireia Community Polytechnic, have agreed to work together to adopt the students of the Computer Power Institute, the computer college that was put into liquidation last month owing more than $8.3 million. 

The decision came after seven meetings with students and staff at Computer Power’s three campuses in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, according to WelTec chief executive Linda Sissons.

"We were impressed by their loyalty and determination,” Sissons says.

"It is our intention to make sure all enrolled students transfer their enrolments and complete their qualifications successfully.”

Both WelTec and Whitireia have campuses in Auckland and Wellington, with WelTec also operating a campus in Christchurch.