A Future in the Trades 

Apprenticeships are not just an alternative career choice they are critical for our economy and offer some of the highest paying earning potential.

As of July 1 2020, the Government is funding courses in construction, agriculture, manufacturing, community health, counselling as part of the country’s Covid-19 recovery plan.

Education Minister Chris Hipkins said the free vocational training will be available for people of all ages over the next two years.  The cash includes:

– $334m for additional tertiary education enrolments.

– $412m for employers to retain and keep training their apprentices.

– $141m to support high quality tertiary and trades education.

– $50m for a Māori Apprenticeships Fund.

What a great opportunity to start a career in a Trade. 

workshop experience

Personalise your pathway by combining your school NCEA subjects with tertiary study and  work experience while you are still at school.

Apprentices – BCITO

Electrical, Drain laying, Gas fitting and Plumbing –

Print, Sign Making, Engineering, Food/Beverage, Transport, Forestry and Manufacturing –

There are 4 ways you can work towards a Trade Qualification while at school;

STAR, Gateway, Dual Enrolment and Work Experience.  Check out the requirements here