Shanan Miles

Shanan Miles

Outdoor Education Programme Coordinator 

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What do you enjoy most about being a tutor?

Encouraging the next generation of Outdoor Adventurers to fulfill their potential. 

What is your experience in the industry?

I started out working casually as an outdoor adventure tourism guide which progressed through to working for Outdoor Pursuits Centre. I went on to running my own business, contracting for outdoor centres and polytechnics throughout New Zealand. I was offered an opportunity as a tutor for Wintec and I have worked here since 2016. 

What are your qualifications/educational background?

After high school, I did a National Certificate in Outdoor Recreation with the Kiwi Adventure Company. I then went on to do a National Certificate in Adult Education and Training. From there I did a Diploma in Outdoor Education, at Aoraki polytechnic. 

Whilst studying, I went through my Guiding and Instructional qualifications. These include awards under the New Zealand Outdoor Instructors Association: Rock 2, Kayak 2, Bush 1, Alpine 1, Cave 1, and Canoe 1. 




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