News from a 2006 recipient

  • I was one of the lucky recipients of a Bay of Plenty Education Trust scholarship in 2006 and have just completed my final fourth year studying Food Technology at Massey University.


    I'm happy to advise you that I have been successful in gaining a position with Heinz Wattie's in Hastings. I start my new job as food product development technologist in the frozen food department on Monday November 29.


    I am very grateful to the Bay of Plenty Education Trust for the support and confidence it has shown in me in the last four years.


    Gaining the scholarship was not only a financial benefit but was also helpful in keeping me focused to succeed, knowing the trust was investing in my future.


    I have enjoyed this year the opportunity to talk to schools students and teachers about food tech as a career option and hope I've encouraged some other young people to take up this career path.


    I wish Bay of Plenty Education Trust members all the best for the future and once again want to say thank you for the four year scholarship.


    Kind regards


    Owen Fisher