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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 Carpentry (Level 3)

Get set to build a solid future for yourself with the Certificate in Carpentry. You’ll learn the fundamental theory and skills of construction before graduating and moving on to an apprenticeship as a builder.

The Certificate in Carpentry will give you a foot in the door if you’re looking for a hands-on career in the construction industry. When you’ve graduated with this certificate, you’ll be able to nail it with an apprenticeship as a builder in residential construction, commercial construction or associated trades within the construction industry (truss making, framing fabrication)

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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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