News - December 2013

Top experience reaps rewards for all
December 23, 2013

There’s got to be more than just a little excellence going on when students at the EIT Tairäwhiti grapegrowing and winemaking course had input into 10 medal-winning wines at the 2013 Gisborne...

Programme builds confidence and skills in grads
December 18, 2013

Building a two-bedroom house as part of a Certificate in Carpentry programme at EIT Tairāwhiti is proving a winner with students, tutors and industry.The 80-metre square house is being built...

Need to improve your business skills?
December 18, 2013

Are you thinking it’s time to upskill your basic business skills? or for your staff?EIT offers a certificate in business which consists of unit standards. The programme is classroom based...

Refitted Log Cabin to Promote Sustainable Building
December 16, 2013

On a shady hillside behind EIT, a derelict log cabin is being offered a new vocation as a model for sustainable building.Mazin Bahho, a senior lecturer in design at EIT’s ideaschool, says...

Great sense of pride for all
December 14, 2013

There is more to the Pacific Island Homework Support Programme at EIT Tairāwhiti than meets the eye.While it has been established to help high school students in years 11 to 13 it is also...

Course opens eyes and doors for graduate
December 11, 2013

EIT Tairāwhiti graduate Nigel Cust has discovered new-found joy in his latest career move. He has not long graduated with the Certificate in Health Disability and Aged Support and now has a job...

A Demonstration Sustainable Building at Ōtātara
December 11, 2013

This research project entails maintaining and refitting an existing log cabin building at Otatara Hills, part of the EIT Hawke’s Bay campus, to become a ‘demonstration project’ for...

Teaching A Second Career Choice
December 9, 2013

In his forties, Hamish Wedd is happily pursuing a second career studying to become a primary school teacher.Hamish worked in the travel industry for 25 years, specialising in wholesale and...

Bootcamp Launches Trades Training Scheme
December 9, 2013

A six-week “bootcamp” is kicking off an EIT and Youth Quest initiative aimed at helping at-risk Maori and Pacific Island youth into trades training and jobs. During their introduction to...