REAP Marlborough - Sharon Blount

Sharon Blount has joined the team as the new CEO from January 2021.

After a long nine years in the wilderness of Tertiary Education in the North Island I am loving being back in Marlborough! 

COVAD-19 offered me an opportunity to return to Blenheim and work remotely while being able to support my daughter- an essential worker, & her husband (self-employed roofer) by looking after my granddaughter one day a week. 

Not long after that the role of CEO at Reap Marlborough came up and I was excited by the chance to reengage with the Marlborough communities in the education sector.

Having spent the past 16 years in education management ranging from Operations & Compliance Manager at Onsite Viticulture in Blenheim, Alternative Education Coordinator in the Hawkes Bay, MOE Principal Advisor Secondary Transitions Napier and most recently Operations Manager of the Whitireia & WelTec Schools of Creativity & Hospitality and campuses in central Wellington I am thrilled to be back “home” in Blenheim.

My passion is helping those who are finding the secondary to tertiary transition a challenge – vocational guidance and linking with training providers / employment opportunities.  This means I have been able to bring a new specialist area to the Reap team of ECE, Schools and Community based support and short course/ taster course programmes.  

I look forward to growing the scope of community engagement with the team at Reap Marlborough and welcome any opportunity to meet with our community stakeholders within the Marlborough region to share your thoughts on where Reap Marlborough may be able to support you through taster courses, wellbeing programmes or rural based connections.

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