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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 Forestry Driving Level 3 – Tairāwhiti, Gisborne

The National Certificate in Forestry provides you with entry-level skills in health and safety, environmental and operational knowledge for the forestry industry including chainsaw use and safe operation of an ATV.

Acquire the skills and knowledge to work effectively and safely in the forestry driving industry by gaining the appropriate licences to drive forklifts, big wheels, tracks, rollers, carry dangerous goods, along with defensive and practical driving, first aid, safe loading practices and your ACC Driver Safe Passport.

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Sam Talbot, Graduate

Winner of the Hawke’s Bay Carpentry Apprentice Challenge Sam Talbot paced himself perfectly to claim a place in the national finals being held later this year.

“It’s not a race,” says Sam, who feels he learnt from competing in the last two events.   “It’s a lot easier knowing more and this year I took my time.”

Sam was one of eight top EIT apprentices selected to take part in the regional challenge.  Each competitor was asked to build a garden bench under pressure of time and watched by shoppers and supporters at the TUMU ITM centre in Napier.

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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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Nov
24

Trades and Technology Lends a Hand at the Certified Builders’ Charity Build

Last Friday some Carpentry Level 3 students joined the team at the Certified Builders’... Read More

Oct
20

Marae-Based Learning Introduce Maori to Building Trade

A joint initiative launched this year by EIT and iwi is proving an unqualified success... Read More

Oct
7

Hawkes Bay sparkie claims National Title

New Zealand’s Electrical Apprentice of the Year – Industrial Rob Stockley has always... Read More

Sep
29

Walking the talk

Pre-apprenticeship EIT Tairāwhiti carpentry students get the opportunity to completely... Read More

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