About

VETEL is a Category One Tertiary Education Organisation registered and accredited with the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA).

Meet some of the team


As the owner of Valley Education & Training Enterprises, my passion is in education as it can make a difference to people's career aspirations

Andrea McCartneyExecutive Director

It’s inspiring to see young people, who often arrive at Valley Education shell-shocked from their secondary schooling experience, achieve their potential.

Ruth BlissAdministration Co-ordinator

I am the Ag and Hort Tutor and look forward to being active in the district and supporting students and stakeholders to meet their learning goals

John GrantAg and Hort Tutor

I am pleased to say that I have joined VETEL recently. I teach computing and employment skills and I enjoy working with all kinds of people.

Rayley Senora Employment Skills & Computing Tutor

“I really enjoy passing on my knowledge to my students. I have a great rapport with them and love to see how involved and engaged they are in learning these skills.”

Pete Kerr Trades Tutor

I have recently started at Valley Education in a part-time administration role, and am enjoying meeting the new and returning students.

Maureen ShearyPart-Time Administration

I am the Ag and Hort Field Officer - My main role is to place students on work experience and complete practical assessments

Karen WightmanAg and Hort Field Officer

My role is to ensure continual improvements are made to our programmes so we can achieve the best possible outcomes.

Frances Barrie Academic and Compliance Manager