News - Trades and Technology

Road to learning
July 5, 2019

Many EIT Commercial Road Transport graduates have gained jobs in the local trucking industry since the institute acquired its own logging truck last year. “The truck and trailer enables...

Courses to cater for learning wishlists
June 7, 2019

EIT is putting together courses for people who want to learn a bit of DIY to improve and maintain their homes. They are among the big line-up of the Adult Community Education (ACE) programme,...

Second chance at finding the dream job
June 7, 2019

Two men are now following their dreams by doing an EIT pre-apprenticeship automotive programme after about a decade each in unsatisfying jobs.  Both decided in their mid 20s to try something...

Engineering guru sharing his skills
May 31, 2019

When it comes to practising what he teaches, EIT’s new mechanical engineering tutor Luke Batten can just about say he’s done it all. As a heavy fabrication engineer, he has worked on many...

Trade Training Awards crown top trades students
May 23, 2019

The winners of the Rotary Club of Greenmeadows Trade Training Awards were announced on Wednesday during a ceremony held at the Napier War Memorial Centre. The gala evening shone a spotlight...

Female trades students breaking through threshold
May 16, 2019

It has taken a number of years, however, there are more and more women working their way up in male-dominated trades. This trend is reflected in the growing number of female students enrolled...

Experienced new leader for Services Pathway
May 15, 2019

EIT has secured a new role model for students wanting to join the New Zealand services, with the appointment of Ngāti Porou-East Coast rugby team assistant coach Troy Para as tutor for the...

Paulo follows in his granddad’s footsteps
March 26, 2019

Paulo Tonga always wanted to become a builder. “My grandad owned a joinery factory and he was my role model. I always wanted to be like him,” says Paulo. The 19-year-old is the fourth of...

Growing demand for Services Pathway programme
March 21, 2019

An EIT programme for people wanting to join the police, fire service or armed services is fully subscribed, with a waiting list for the next intake in July. The 19-week, full-time Services...