Fri 30 Jun 2017

Job done

Two students on WITT's New Zealand Diploma of Mechanical Engineering programme have already nailed their first project.

 Their work has been on show between WITT's A and B block this week – it's a 2.3 metre trailer.

Billy Berger and Jaysonn Guansing took up a challenge in their first semester to see a trailer project come off the drawing board and onto the road.

Tutor John Lawson said the duo were keen to see a project through each stage from start to finish, and the trailer they helped make flew through its warrant of fitness this week.

He said the project had been a good one and he would be keen to see something similar incorporated regularly for students who were keen.

The two students are on a two year diploma programme, but the trailer was completed during the engineering practice course, where students familiarise themselves with various engineering manufacturing process, including machining, fabrication and welding.

This course is being offered as a standalone course in semester 2 should anyone want to have a taste of engineering workshop skills. It will run on  Tuesday evenings and Friday afternoons.

Picture: Bill Berger (left) and Jaysonn Guansing with the trailer project they completed.