Trades and Technology

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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National Certificate in Motor Industry

If you’re into cars and motors make a career out of it and study a National Certificate in Motor Industry to kick start an apprenticeship. You could earn a good wage as a mechanic doing something you really like. Apprenticeships and job opportunities in the motor trade include working on cars, trucks, motorcycles, marine motors or automotive electrics. You’ll get real world workshop experience with local firms during work experience.

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Jason Taylor, Graduate

A chance to upskill brought with it an added bonus for builder Jason Taylor. The owner and operator of JT’s Building Services is on the cusp of graduating with the supervisor level five course, and while he was there to gain qualifications, one of the best parts of the two year course was the networking between students.  Taylor, who has been in the industry for around 12 years, is already looking to do the level six diploma.

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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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Pre-Trades Programme Develops Practical Skills

Now just weeks away from completing a pre-trades certificate in plumbing and gasfitting... Read More


Māori Introduced to Building Trade on Marae

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


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


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

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