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Trades Open Evening – Taina Sinoti

August 4, 2017

Taina Sinoti has a great work ethic according to Gisborne Engineering production manager Nathan Stevens.

A foot in the door is how former EIT student and former forestry worker Taina Sinoti, describes his EIT Tairāwhiti experience.

Taina studied the Certificate in Engineering Trades Level 3. Through the qualification he completed work experience at Gisborne Engineering Ltd.

The placement led to employment and now Taina is in his second year of a heavy and general Engineering Apprenticeship.

“I was in the bush logging before this and had always wanted to be an engineer, but the timing just was never right,” says Taina.

“Then one year I decided to go back and study and it worked out well. Trades are a good way to go.”

Gisborne Engineering Production Manager Nathan Stevens, says Taina has a good work ethic and gets along with everyone.

“The EIT course definitely helps to give students things like basic welding knowledge, cutting and measuring skills,” says Nathan.

“It means straight away you can give them small jobs without having to explain too much, or babysit them.”

Paired with his work ethic, these skills made Taina a great apprentice  candidate