Expansion of The Cornell Education Group


Expansion of The Cornell Education Group (TCEG)

TCEG is pleased to announce that it has purchased Wilkinson’s English Language School (WELS) currently located in Christchurch. This school deservedly holds a NZQA Category One rating based on the External Evaluation and Review conducted in June 2013. The EER team was Highly Confident in the educational performance and Confident in the capability in self-assessment of WELS.

The first sentence of the statement of confidence on educational performance maintained that “there is good evidence that most of WELS’s learners and other stakeholders are achieving their goals and gaining valued outcomes.” The statement of confidence on capability in self-assessment opened with the sentence “WELS was able to demonstrate to the evaluation team that it is collecting useful information to assess key processes and practices and is using the information to plan, implement and evaluate improvements.” Such statements illustrate the high quality of WELS and TCEG looks forward to the future with confidence, secure in the knowledge that this addition to the Cornell group will strengthen it.

Some of WELS’s courses will be operated from centres where the Cornell group has campuses and some of Cornell’s courses will be offered in Christchurch. This arrangement is significant as English language students in Auckland will now be able to work up to 20 hours a week just as Diploma students have been able to do for a number of years. TCEG welcomes this as an opportunity for its students to be able to gain employment.

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Training Excellence Award Winner


The Cornell Education Group is the recipient of the prestigious “Training Excellence Award”  for 2014 at the National Culinary Fare – this is an outstanding result that has demonstrated The Cornell Education Group’s professionalism and excellence in training staff for the hospitality industry of New Zealand. Marisa Bidois, the Chief Executive of the New Zealand Restaurant Association, coordinated the Prize Giving Awards on the evening of the 19th of August. This Event was dominated by all of the larger training establishments who were present to see the outcomes of the highly coveted awards. Cornell received a total medal count of 26 Bronze, 17 Silver and a Gold medal from the supreme efforts of students and trainers.

As mentioned by the Restaurant Association:

Many of hospitality sector’s best and brightest were on show in Manukau (Vodafone Events Centre) over the last three days (August 17 – 19th); this is where the NZ Culinary Fare opens its doors to competitors from across the country.

One of the largest three day hot kitchen competition in the Southern Hemisphere, the NZ Culinary Fare, which is now in its 22nd year, will see secondary students, hospitality students and industry professionals line up in a range of competitions designed to test talent and technical skill.

It’s an intense and gruelling competition of the highest calibre, along with a chance for all to test their skills and be judged by the some of the best in the sector.

All the staff at Cornell congratulates the trainers and competitors on a great effort and extremely positive outcome. This has been a fantastic chance to develop camaraderie and build skill strengths for future industry engagement.

 

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Regional culinary Fare 2014


The Auckland Regional Culinary Fare competitions hit our Auckland CBD at AUT over the weekend of 28th & 29th June 2014 where twenty nine of our Cornell Student’s competed.

This event is a great learning process for our students, where it creates a kind of realism and helps provide a platform of preparation in readiness for the Nationals in August of this year.

As expected, our students performed exceptionally well and did not disappoint. They were contending amongst top competitors, and walking away winning a total of twenty four medals in what was determined this year to be the same level of scoring by the judges as will be in the Nationals.

Our Cookery student ‘s collecting a total of six silver medal winners, in the Fruit Flan and Pasta Dish sections, fourteen bronze medals for; Fruit Flan, Chocolate Dessert, Live Dessert, Beef, Salmon and Nicoise Salad sections.

Also collected two merits, along with three participations

Additionally our reasonably one year new Hospitality course student’s collecting two bronze medals for Innovative Table Setting and two bronze medals for Table Setting, Clearing & Crumbing Down.

This competition required the obligation of each and everyone involved, through hard work & dedication from the participants, with both students and trainers committing many weeks of time prior to the competition to practice and preparation.

Ensuring students are prepared, organized & operational for the high standard required in this & other events as well as the industry of which is a most important factor of iCareer approach.

They were truly a credit to watch by demonstrating a great way to expand their skills” Well done to you all”.

LAC Meeting


On Thursday 10th of July The Cornell Education Group held our first LAC meeting for the year.

This is significant in that we are combining the two institutes (Cornell Institute & PBRS) and their industry advisory engagement process.

The stakeholders comprise of industry business leaders, employers, management leaders, owners of relevant companies, governing bodies and industry associations.

The members that attended were drawn from a variety of companies with Heritage, Copthorne & VR Group Hotels for the hospitality sector; Datacom, Fujitsu, Dimension Data, BNZ for IT and business, to name a few. They provided comments, ideas and action points for us

The function of the Local Advisory Committee is to bring industry expertise into the academic training environment in such a way that facilitates more effective educational programs capable of producing suitable candidates for the employment environment in each of the given disciplines. Each member of the LACs can have input towards the academy life, facilities provided and quality of programmes offered at TCEG Campuses.

The Cornell Education Group look forwards to strengthening our connection with the local industry stakeholders for the necessary future quality goals.

cornell graduation ceremony 2014


2014 Graduation Ceremony
Friday 16 May 2014 at 09:00 a.m.
Rendezvous Hotel (Room. 2)

 We invite you to attend and bring along family and friends.  As there is a limit to the number of attendees,
you may bring up to 2 guests plus yourself (maximum 3 in total).

If you would like to participate the ceremony,

Please R.S.V.P to us by  30 April 2014 via e-mail / Fax / Post.

Please note if we do not receive a reply by the above date, you will be UNABLE to participate in the ceremony.

You must make payment at reception before May 2014 for your regalia

 

Graduates MUST wear regalia to be part of the ceremony.
Diploma graduates = $80.00 (Rental: $30, Bond: $50.00)
* The bond fee will be refunded when you return the regalia.

If you do not make payment for the regalia hire you will NOT be allowed to join the Graduation ceremony.

This will help greatly in our preparation for the ceremony and will allow us to send you further details of the ceremony.

 All of our Cornell students are welcome to join the Graduation Ceremony! :0)

*Please return this form A.S.A.P by Email: michaela@cornell.ac.nz, / Fax: 09 367 1020, 
/ PO Box 911144 AMSC, Auckland.

Donation for the Typhoon Haiyan Appeal


The Cornell Institute of Business & Technology and the Professional Bar and Restaurant School have donated more than 2,400 dollars to New Zealand Red Cross for the Typhoon Haiyan Appeal.

 

Secretary General for New Zealand Red Cross Tony Paine says the donation will help victims rebuild their homes, communities and livelihoods.

 

According to the organisation the money will also provide supplies such as medicine, food, water, blankets, hygiene items and shelter kits to those who need it most.

Project partner coordinator for New Zealand Red Cross Dylan Young says he would like to thank the institutes.

“I would like to thank you on behalf of New Zealand Red Cross and the vulnerable people that will benefit from your institutes kind donation to the Typhoon Haiyan Appeal.”

NZ Culinary Fare 2013


Cornell Institute is a winner!

New Zealand Culinary Fare 18th – 20th AUGUST 2013

The New Zealand Culinary Fare is a national competition of hospitality excellence organised each year by the Restaurant Association of New Zealand. This year Cornell entered a strong team of students in both Cookery and Front of House.

The results confirmed the quality of Cornell’s students with many of them winning a top medal in their class. The results are listed below:

Individual

Student name Class (Dish) Result
Anna Guo K324 Wine and Food Match Silver
CUI, Xiaochi (Tracey) S100 Fruit Flan Silver
Deng Yanling (Angela) K332 Shellfish Main Open Silver
En-pei (May) S100 Fruit Flan Silver
Footra Kul Suphatcha (Best) K326 Lamb Silver
He Ruiqi (Kay) K323 Chicken Open Silver
Heo, Byeo (Jade) S100 Fruit Flan Silver
Jessica Angelia (Jessie) S102 Cold Dessert Silver
Liu Jianzhe (Winni) S100 Fruit Flan Silver
Nam Kim Hai K301 Pasta training Silver
Sung Geun (Nick) K328 Pork Silver
Yuan Hao Wen(Aaron) S100 Fruit Flan Silver
Yuting Yang (Marcus) K334 Duck open Silver
Abeysundera Ashan K321 Open Dessert Bronze
Alexis Jessica Jordan (Lexi) S100 Fruit Flan Bronze
Gaston Foppa K324 Wine and Food Match Bronze
Hyosook Yang (Kelly) K321 Open Dessert Bronze
Jashoda Mani Chandar (Joshi) S100 Fruit Flan Bronze
Ny Chan K324 Wine and Food Match Bronze
Ratchaneekorn (Ratch) S102 Cold Dessert Bronze
Sam Ahn K302 Training Salmon Bronze
Sira,Damanpreet Singh K326 Lamb Bronze
Song, (Seong) Genn S100 Fruit Flan Bronze
Gurbuir Singh K332 Shellfish Main Open Merit
Jorge Alberto K323 Chicken Open Merit
Liu Mohan (Hannah) K332 Shellfish Main Open Merit

Front of House

Student name Class Result
Ayran Chhetri R400 Table setting, Clearing Bronze
Audriek Rustandi R400 Table setting, Clearing Bronze
Rajeshni Lata R400 Table setting, Clearing Bronze
John Paulo Villagas R400 Table setting, Clearing Bronze & Silver
Inshan Thapa R400 Table setting, Clearing Bronze
Kento Takeshima R400 Table setting, Clearing Silver

Team Event

Student name Class Result
Jihyun (Mark) T700 Training team Silver
Keith Carlo T700 Training team Silver
John Paulo Villagas T700 Training team Silver

Len Brown-Mayor of Auckland


As Mayor of Auckland it is my pleasure to welcome students of Cornell Institute of Business & Technology to our beautiful city. New Zealanders are known for their hospitality and as a city we welcome people from all over the world. Auckland provides a stunning natural environment surrounded by three harbours, and is a dynamic and truly international city. More than 180 different ethnicities live here, a cosmopolitan blend of Maori, Pasifika, Asian and European cultures. Auckland has been ranked third internationally for its quality of living. For students, it offers a great range of learning facilities including libraries, art galleries and museums. Students can gain world class education here as well as enjoy our stunning parks and beaches, theatres, restaurants, cafes, festivals and host of different cultural experiences. My vision is to make Auckland the world’s most liveable city – prosperous, inclusive and an eco-city which protects its fantastic natural gifts. To realise this vision, a global city needs global partnership to make it truly great. As diverse and well travelled people, Aucklanders have connections throughout the world. We value our international relationships which allow us to create educational and cultural exchanges as well as mutual economic opportunities. We look forward to welcoming you to Auckland to experience its pleasures for yourself. I hope you will make the most of your time here and I wish you well with your studies.
Nga mihi Len Brown,

 

 

Len Brown
Mayor of Auckland

 

Regional Culinary Fare 2013


The Auckland Regional Culinary Fare competitions hit our Auckland CBD at AUT over the weekend of 29th & 30th June 2013 where twenty nine of our Cornell Student’s competed.

This event is a great learning process for our students, where it creates a kind of realism and helps provide a platform of preparation in readiness for the Nationals in August of this year.

As expected, our students performed exceptionally well and did not disappoint. They were contending amongst top competitors, and walking away winning a total of twenty four medals in what was determined this year to be the same level of scoring by the judges as will be in the Nationals.

Our Cookery student ‘s collecting a total of six silver medal winners, in the Fruit Flan and Pasta Dish sections, fourteen bronze medals for; Fruit Flan, Chocolate Dessert, Live Dessert, Beef, Salmon and Nicoise Salad sections.

Also collected two merits, along with three participations

Additionally our reasonably one year new Hospitality course student’s collecting two bronze medals for Innovative Table Setting and two bronze medals for Table Setting, Clearing & Crumbing Down.

This competition required the obligation of each and everyone involved, through hard work & dedication from the participants, with both students and trainers committing many weeks of time prior to the competition to practice and preparation.

Ensuring students are prepared, organized & operational for the high standard required in this & other events as well as the industry of which is a most important factor of iCareer approach.

They were truly a credit to watch by demonstrating a great way to expand their skills” Well done to you all”.