Wed 2 Oct 2019

Celebration for Trades Academy graduates

Over 150 Trades Academy students reflected on their achievements and celebrated their peers at graduation ceremonies at WITT last week.

In the Trades Academy programme, local high school students come to WITT at least one day a week. They work toward NCEA credits in areas relevant to their career interests - from hospitality and hairdressing to fitness and trades.

Students from across the region travelled to WITT to attend the ceremonies on Thursday and Friday, supported by whanau, tutors, teachers and careers advisers. Photos from the ceremonies are available to view on WITT's Facebook page.

Prize recipients for 2019 were:

Course

Award

Student

Electrical

Most Improved Student

Blake Bell

Electrical

Top Student

James Lovegrove

Carpentry

Most Improved Student

Tyrel Phillips

Carpentry

Top Student

Bayley Innes

Level 2 Engineering

Most Improved Student

Ben Andrews

Level 2 Engineering

Top Student

Jack Butler

Automotive

Most Improved Student

Tyla Gill

Automotive

Top Student

Dominic Reynolds

Cookery

Most Improved Student

Lathanael Goodin

Cookery

Top Student

Jenissa Whitmore

Restaurant Service

Most Improved Student

Madison Davis

Restaurant Service

Top Student

Cole Smith

Sport & Fitness

Most Improved Student

Tracey O'Hare

Sport & Fitness

Top Student

Aimee Foy

Hairdressing

Most Improved Student

Chelsea Sleep

Hairdressing

Top Student

Sabria Cassidy

Beauty & Make-up Artistry

Most Improved Student

Tiffany O'Brien

Beauty & Make-up Artistry

Top Student

Courtney Edwards

Level 3 Engineering

Most Improved Student

Cillian Mason

Level 3 Engineering

Top Student

Liam Walton

The Trades Academy ‘Build a Bach’ students are still working on their projects, so will have their graduation and prizegiving at the end of October when their course finishes. EE2E (engineering fundamentals) students will also celebrate their year-end later in October.

Trades Academy students come to WITT at least one day a week over several terms and gain NCEA credits. These students are at WITT to learn in a practical and hands-on environment using equipment and technology relevant to their chosen career path. Students develop the foundation skills needed to progress to further study opportunities or move directly into employment. Find out more here.