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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 Foundation Studies – Allied Trades (Level 2)

This certificate gives you an introduction to the automotive, carpentry, collision repair, engineering and electrical programmes. It’s a hands-on programme and will include some theory so that you’ll develop knowledge as well as skills.

This programme fulfils the requirements to enter into trades certificates. Throughout this programme you’ll learn to link theory with practical so you can explore, interpret and create quality products. During the practical sessions you’ll acquire the skills needed to carry out real workplace tasks.

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Reece Hamilton

Reece Hamilton, Student

My brother attended EIT and is now a qualified officer in the Navy, this inspired me to study at EIT. Ive always had a passion for cars and EIT has great tutors and workshops. I am proud to say you will come out better off at EIT than anywhere else.

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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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