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EIT’s School of Trades and Technology provides students with the skills and qualifications to help access a career in the workplace.

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Certificate in Plumbing and Gasfitting

This certificate will provide a solid skill-base of plumbing and gasfitting, pipe work, roofing, gas meters and heating systems. It will set you on the path to an apprenticeship and a rewarding future in plumbing and gasfitting.

During this certificate you’ll learn how to use plumbing hand tools and equipment in our purpose-built plumbing workshop as you develop installation and maintenance skills and learn about appliances, fixtures and fittings. The theoretical knowledge and practical skills you’ll acquire will reflect a diverse range of skills

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William Payne,

The 17 year old graduate is now striving to finish his apprenticeship diesel mechanic studies and he's loving it.  William is back where it all began at Heavy Equipment Services.  "I did work experience there in 2010 when I was still at school and they offered me an apprenticeship," he says.  He also enjoyed his one year course at EIT Tairawhiti, saying he had plenty of support from his tutors. "They put a lot of extra time into us," he says.  "It was great!"

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Todd Rogers

Todd Rogers

After leaving Central Hawke’s Bay College, Todd signed up for a carpentry apprenticeship in the New Zealand Army.   During his 15-year service, he was the army’s construction manager with responsibility for as many as 52 apprentices in training.

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Try all the Trades

Get a 'taste' of all the trades, Certificate in Applied Practical Skills - Trade Skills provides students with an introduction to carpentry, electrical, automotive, mechanical engineering and collision repair.

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Specialist Facilities 

Purpose designed and equipped with state-of-the-art teaching technology, EIT’s newest building reflects an innovative approach to trades training. The new facility provides a ‘hands on’ learning environment for over 190 students per week.

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