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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 Electrical Trades

This is a pre-employment programme designed for entry into the electrical industry. You’ll gain NZQA unit standards towards the National Certificate in Electrical Engineering on your journey to becoming a registered sparkie.

You’ll spend time in a classroom environment learning electrical theory, and in the workshop developing practical skills to prepare you for your apprenticeship. Our tutors have spent many years working and advising in the electrical engineering field and will pass on their skills and expertise for your future as an electrician.

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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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Featured Staff

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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Mar
4

Pre-Trades Programme Develops Practical Skills

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

Dec
19

Māori Introduced to Building Trade on Marae

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

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

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