News - Trades and Technology

Sparkie Lights Awards Stage
6 days ago

Top Hawke’s Bay apprentice Matthew Macaulay is a bright spark in the trades. From Hastings, Matt qualified as a horticulturist and then as a boilermaker before deciding to pursue an electrical...

Changing Tack with Trade Wind
April 10, 2018

Seeking a new career path, Te Cohney Whitehouse was awarded a Te Ara o Takitimu scholarship to study electrical engineering at EIT. A partnership between Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi Incorporated and...

Wairoa Students to Build Themselves a Future
April 4, 2018

In a first for Wairoa, EIT is offering a hands-on practical programme that will see students building a house from start to finish in the heart of town. The level 3 New Zealand Certificate in...

Leaping into Study after a Wakeup Call
December 21, 2017

After a trying few years, Sharon Malaitai will graduate with a Diploma in Architectural Technology in March. The Samoan mother-of-five has spent the last two years juggling family, work and...

Mahia Embraces Community-Based Learning
November 27, 2017

Mahia locals recently learnt basic automotive and engineering skills by making cray pots and repairing quad bikes and lawn mowers in a former garage in the northern Hawke’s Bay...

Students Learn About Police Role
August 22, 2017

As the Eastern Police District gears up to take on an additional 68 police officers over the next four years, EIT is offering a course for locals interested in being included in the new...

Placement to apprenticeship
August 22, 2017

EIT student O’Shea Mead-Cadore has a lot on his plate but is well on his way to becoming a qualified builder. Having completed the level 3 Certificate in Carpentry last year, O’Shea is...

Trade Graduates Loving Opportunities
October 12, 2016

ABC Designer Ltd owner Sam Gavin expects a lot from his apprentices. “All of my apprentices have been from EIT. They get good background knowledge and then it comes down to individuals and...

Wairoa Woman Aiming High
September 22, 2016

Kamaea Thompson-Paku is flying high, training as an avionics technician after gaining her electrical trades certificate at EIT. Born and raised in Wairoa, the 20-year-old is Te...

Automotive Graduate profile – EIT Tairāwhiti
July 27, 2016

Study at EIT gave Wiremu Raihania the knowledge to start his career as a diesel mechanic and being keen did the rest, says Williams & Wilshier service supervisor Hanan Stevens.“Wiremu has...