Education and Training

At the YMCA Palmerston North, Whanganui and surrounding areas, our students come to us from all different areas, walks of life, schooling and cultural backgrounds. We work with you individually to create a lesson plan that will get you the qualification and the outcome that you are striving to achieve. And if you are a hands-on learner, the YMCA is a great place for you to achieve.

As well as doing classroom-based work, we have opportunities for you to take part in sport, art, culture and even cooking!

We have small classroom sizes so you get a lot more individual attention, and we have a hugely talented and supportive group of tutors who are keen to help you achieve.

Students over 18 can receive a student allowance whilst studying with us. Travel allowances are available for all students not already receiving transport.

Rangatahi Ora

Rangatahi Ora is a collaborative programme run in Palmerston North for students aged 14-16 years. We work with Social agencies like Youth Justice, Police and CYFS to offer a 20 week long programme. We work with young people to help them adjust socially, educationally and get them back into college or further education/employment.

Contact us for more details.