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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Certificate in Plumbing and Gasfitting

This certificate will provide a solid skill-base of plumbing and gasfitting, pipe work, roofing, gas meters and heating systems. It will set you on the path to an apprenticeship and a rewarding future in plumbing and gasfitting.

During this certificate you’ll learn how to use plumbing hand tools and equipment in our purpose-built plumbing workshop as you develop installation and maintenance skills and learn about appliances, fixtures and fittings. The theoretical knowledge and practical skills you’ll acquire will reflect a diverse range of skills

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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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Jul
22

EIT Celebrating Māori Language Week

EIT is to be a showcase for the Māori language next week, with daily activities... Read More

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

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