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Taranaki Trades Academy

Taranaki Trades Academy

Introduction

WELCOME TO THE TARANAKI TRADES ACADEMY

Taranaki Trades Academy is the exclusive vehicle that will take Year 11 to 13 students along the Career Highway towards a vocational qualification while still at school. Students can remain engaged in education, be assisted in transition from a secondary to tertiary learning environment, and gain credits towards NCEA Level 2 and a tertiary qualification.

The Academy is a partnership between Taranaki secondary schools, WITT and Industry. This is not just a training programme but also a relevant and exciting journey that gives every young person the opportunity to start their chosen career path while still at school.

 

PRACTICAL HANDS-ON LEARNING

While at the Taranaki Trades Academy you’ll learn in a practical and hands-on environment using industry standard equipment and technology relevant to your chosen career path. You will also develop the foundation skills you need to progress on to further study opportunities or move directly into employment.

 

BENEFITS

  • A fees-free tertiary education
  • A head start on a Trades career while still at school and while achieving NCEA
  • Study at WITT 1 day per week (depending on programme)
  • More choices for students to include vocational pathways in their range of study options
  • Gain work experience – links with local industry
  • Completion of first year apprenticeship while still at school (depending on programme)
  • Graduate from the Academy with a dual certificate that is relevant and transferable across industries and highly credible
  • “Work-Ready” young people
  • Enrol into further study after successful completion of the Trades Academy.

Qualifications

Taranaki Trades Academy offers study in the following academies:

Agriculture (available through Taratahi)

Art & Design

Automotive

Beauty

Business & Computing 

Carpentry (available through G & H Training)

Cookery

Electrical

 

 

 

Engineering

Hairdressing

Health & Fitness

Māori Studies

Marae Catering

Restaurant Service

Welding