News - Trades and Technology

EIT tutor Patrick Doohan sets out for China
December 4, 2019

EIT’s School of Trades is pleased to announce that engineering tutor Paddy Doohan received a 2020 Fellowship of the Winston Churchill China New Zealand Friendship Society.    In...

Taru builds a future for himself and his family
November 21, 2019

Juggling various jobs while studying and making time for a young family, is a tough grind. For Taru Kamo however, this challenging time has paid off. Of Cook Islands and Māori descent, Taru...

Anthony is willing to work his way up
November 20, 2019

Four years ago Anthony Latu migrated with his parents and five younger siblings from Tonga to Hawke’s Bay. Anthony’s father, a marine engineer, is working on ships around the globe for 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...

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...