News - Future Students

International champion to lead waka ama course
5 days ago

Spaces are filling fast for EIT’s new programme centred on waka ama, which is being led by two of the region’s top experts. Student liaison administrator Kiwi Campbell, who is one of the...

Students proving age is no barrier to robotics
November 7, 2019

The most popular programme at the Tairāwhiti Trades Academy at EIT this year would have to be the Level 3 Trades Academy Computer Technology drone making course, which has achieved the...

Gender no barrier for engineering student
October 22, 2019

EIT engineering student Maia Niwa may not look like the average tradie but she does not regard gender as a barrier to her career goal of becoming a mechanical engineer. At 18 she is well on...

From labouring to professional practice
October 21, 2019

  One Gisborne man this year became the first in his immediate family to graduate with a degree. Dean Hawea worked in a variety of jobs, mostly as a labourer, before deciding to...

Male designers making their mark in fashion
October 16, 2019

Four young artists have this year added a whole new perspective to EIT’s fashion design programme, adding a dose of masculine creativity. Ngarangi Pomana, Fabian Omer, Mac Tua Whaka Rua and...

Better life for Brian
October 7, 2019

After spending the best part of his youth in various labouring jobs, Gisborne man Brian Walters decided it was time to do something more fulfilling. “When I turned 28 I realised I wanted to...

Course helps to ovecome the whakamā barrier
July 30, 2019

  Going for jobs can be daunting for people who have been out of the workforce long term, with women in particular often losing confidence after years at home raising children. A new...

EIT exceeds national education performance results
July 25, 2019

EIT has once again proved to be one of the best educational performers in New Zealand’s ITP sector. Released last week by the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC), the annual Educational...