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March 31st, 2017

Pete’s Project Prepare Students for NZ Trades

“I had a really good workshop teacher at school, he made it really interesting. That’s why I chose this as my career.”   Pete Odgers has been a workshop teacher for 32 years, and hopes he provides the same...

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toolbox challenge

November 11th, 2016

Inter-school ‘Toolbox Challenge’ finding budding engineers and furniture makers

The results are in for the inter-school competition ‘Toolbox Challenge’. The top prize in the engineering section went to Rangitoto College student James Thompson. Blue Mountain College student Tom Hancox took out the furniture section, as well as the People’s...

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25years lindgreen

October 31st, 2016

Technology teacher builds the pathway from school to work

If you cut Corrie Lindgreen in half, you would see ‘engineer and teacher’ written right through him. Dutch born and bred, Corrie’s family immigrated to Auckland in 1959. He went into an apprenticeship with toolmaking and product design company...

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Mad Butcher web

February 25th, 2016

Gateway programme opens doors to the butchery workforce

Secondary school students from West and South Auckland are stepping into the shoes of a butcher. The eight-week Gateway programme, which started this week, has six students doing work experience in a local Mad Butcher store with interest growing...

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Rangitoto College vocational awards

December 1st, 2015

Celebrating student achievement at Rangitoto College’s vocational awards

Last month Rangitoto College celebrated 60 students from Year 11 to Year 13 at their Technology Department Vocational Awards. Now in their third year, the awards were established to recognise students who excel in trades. Technology Head of Department...

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CATE conference web

November 19th, 2015

Got a Trade? Got it made! at national careers conference

Exhibiting side-by-side under the Got a Trade? Got it Made! banner at this year’s CATE Conference is helping Competenz and nine other industry training organisations (ITOs), raise the profile of training and career opportunities in New Zealand’s trades and...

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plane project web

October 27th, 2015

Engineering takes flight for school students

Mercury Bay Area School students have a project like no other. Six senior students are currently building a Vans RV 12 plane. Retired licensed aircraft maintenance engineer Jim Evans leads the plane-building project. Every Wednesday afternoon from 12.30pm to...

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mini bike web

October 22nd, 2015

Ready, set, go!

The ninth New Zealand Secondary School Mini Moto Grand Prix took place at Manfeild race track, Feilding, last week with close to 300 students from over 20 schools participating in the two-day competition. The 49cc mini bikes and the...

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Waimea College CAD students web

October 13th, 2015

Technology class well-equipped in CAD at Waimea College

The Computer Aided Design (CAD) course is teaching Waimea College students in Richmond the basics in design and technical drawings, and preparing them for a career in engineering. At the helm of the programme is technology teacher Kevin Thwaites....

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Waitakere College web

October 12th, 2015

Trades academy providing a career pathway for Waitakere College students

Waitakere College’s trades academy has grown from strength to strength since it started last year and has no plans on slowing down. Twenty-two Year 12 and Year 13 engineering students are taking part in the school’s workplace programme. Three...

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