Mike Horlor found his life was at a crossroads.
Sitting in a classroom pondering what difference he could make in the world, he thought “Wouldn’t it be great to do something that I love doing?”
Fast forward 20 years having left behind a career in finance, operations, and logistics, Mike is now a kaiako (tutor) for Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, and has helped many tauira (students) create successful businesses.
For Mike, education is about helping people reach their goals in life, which involves building a range of skills and capabilities.
“It’s not just about the technical skills taught, but about developing resilience and critical thinking.”
It’s always a good time to further your education. The values-driven culture of Te Wānanga o Aotearoa makes it the perfect, supportive environment for people wanting to make a change in their lives.
Mike teaches the Level 3 Smart Steps to Business programme in Wellington City. This is a 20-week, fee-free programme for people who would like to become self-employed but don’t quite know where to start. Tauira don’t need any special qualifications to enrol – they just need to bring with them a drive to succeed.