Secondary Tertiary Education
Gateway is available to senior students who are interested in working within the trade industry and allows them to gain hands on experience whilst gaining the required credits towards their NCEA.
Most students spend one day a week (unpaid) within the local workplace for approximately 10 to 20 weeks. Students gain hands on experience as well as key skills such as communication, time management, team member skills, and self motivation which helps prepare them for the wider world once they leave school.
Communication between school and the workplace together with many well prepared and supported students have resulted in long-standing and mutually beneficial relationships. Many past students have secured part-time and full-time employment within their Gateway placement or in other businesses within that industry.
Some industries within the programme are:
Animal Care, Building & Construction, Business Administration, Education (incl ECE), Electrical, Engineering, Furniture & Joinery, Hairdressing (incl Beauty Therapy), Horticulture, Hospitality (incl Cheffing), Media, Motor Industries, Plumbing, Printing & Design, Public Sector (incl Customs, Fire, NZDF, Police), Retail, Road Transport, Sport & Recreation, Sports Turf, Telecommunications, Tourism (incl Hotel Management), Other (incl Fashion, Event Management).
Wintec is one of the countries largest establishments of technology. Students who attend Wintec get to learn both professional and vocational skills. Wintec describe themselves as " a modern institute of technology with a reputation for providing quality education. Our graduates are workready and in demand by employers". Wintec offer certificates , diplomas, degrees and postgraduate qualifications in a wide range of industries such as:
Engineering, trades, science, information technology, agriculture, sport, health and social services, education, business, tourism, hospitality, events, English language, media and the creative industries.