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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 Engineering Trades

This is a pre-apprenticeship programme will help launch your career in mechanical engineering. You’ll gain valuable knowledge and practical foundation skills for a future in areas such as welding, fabrication or machining.

This hands-on certificate is a balance of theory and practical learning delivered by tutors with vast industry knowledge and experience. You’ll acquire techniques and skills to advance your engineering future in EIT’s state-of-the art trades’ complex. The areas you’ll learn about include workshop introduction, technical drawing, trade calculations, basic mechanics, core engineering, assembly, basic machining, fabrication and welding.

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Isaac Summers

Isaac Summers, Student

School wasn't for me and the Youth Guarantee Scheme means I'm studying for free!

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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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