gateway

Do you have a career or job in mind?

Would you like to try it while still at school?

Would you like to increase your probability of gaining employment in your chosen field when you leave college?

The Gateway Progamme is open to Year 12 and 13 students and includes a work placement that can be for the year, a term or during the school holidays.

You can complete a Gateway Programme as an option subject or as a work placement depending on your interests and individual situation.

Gateway is adaptable and placements are completed in an industry/career of the students choice. Learning focuses on industry specific unit standards which support the student along the pathway of their choice.

For more information see Mrs Rogers in T11.

Students can apply for Gateway as part of their options selection. Application forms can be collected from Mrs Rogers.

Recent Gateway Placements Include

  • Hairdressing
  • Beauty
  • Construction
  • Personal Training
  • Graphic Design
  • Automotive
  • Plumbing
  • Interior Design
  • Retail
  • Maori Tourism
  • Hospitality
  • Animal Care
  • Pastry Chef
  • Childcare

and more

trades academy

Wellington Trades Academy partners with local secondary schools, Whitireia and WelTec to provide year-long training programmes that allow students to achieve NCEA Level 2 and get ready for employment or higher level study. 

Students choose from a list of career paths and attend Trades Academy 2 days a week. The other days students attend school as usual. The exception is Health which is only 1 day a week at the Academy. 

Students selecting to complete a Trades Academy course have a good idea of their probable career pathway and the Academy can be used as a transition between school and further training or employment. It is a good way to experience tertiary learning and test a potential career pathway to see if it suits you.

Subjects available for study:

  • Animal Care
  • Construction Trades
  • Trade Skills
  • Creative Technology
  • Engineering and Automotive
  • Engines
  • Early Childhood Studies
  • FItness
  • Hair and Beauty Support
  • Health Science
  • Hospitality
  • Hospitality Services
  • Salon Environment

Eligibility
To be eligible for study with the Wellington Trades Academy you must be enrolled in a secondary school in the greater Wellington region and have 60 credits at NCEA Level 1 including literacy and numeracy. Applications may be considered for students who hold fewer than the recommended NCEA credits. See Mrs Wiltshire for further information.

Primary ito

Primary ITO is a Trades Academy focused on farming. It runs one day a week.

STAR

STAR courses are an excellent opportunity for senior students, primarily year 12 and 13, to explore career options which can help them with their subject choices and long term career goals.

The objectives of STAR are to:

  • provide flexible funding for courses which will better respond to students’ needs, motivate them to achieve, and facilitate their smooth transition to further education, training or employment
  • support students to explore career pathways and help them make informed decisions about their schooling and future work or study.

STAR courses range from one day to multiple days and often have credits attached.

Courses recently completed by Tawa College Students include:


  • Barista
  • Carpentry
  • Automotive
  • Light Engineering
  • Welding
  • Building Construction Passport (Site Safe) 
  • Hair Dressing
  • Cookery
  • Live Sound
  • Extreme Songwriting
  • Yoobee Design - Creative Courses
    And More

See Mrs Gillum in T12 for more information. 

transition

See Course Selection on E2Learn for more information.
Courses offered by the Transition Department include:

Early Childhood Education 201, 301

Students work towards the National Certificate in Childcare. They gain experience in 201 working with the local playcentre and in 301 they have a 10 day work placement at an Early Childhood Centre. Topics covered in the courses include attachment behaviour, child development , observation, health and safety, and ethics.

Gateway 201, 301

The Gateway Programme is open to Year 12 and 13 students and includes a work placement that can be for the year, a term or during the school holidays.

Gateway is adaptable and placements are completed in an industry/career of the students choice. Learning focuses on industry specific unit standards which support the student along the pathway of their choice.

Life Skills 101, 201, 301

Life Skills classes expose students to a range of opportunities, practical and theory, to develop skills and knowledge to prepare them for the world of work. Year 12 and 13 students have the opportunity to complete a STAR course of their choice. The context of the course is adaptable to meet the needs and interests of the students.

Lifeskills Evolocity 301

Students work in small groups and participate in the Evolocity programme in which they design, build and compete in an electric vehicle. This course could be of interest to students considering engineering, automotive, problem solving, design or "hands on" careers.

Retail 201, 301

This course is designed to give students the skills and knowledge to be adaptable, highly motivated employees in the service sector. Although based on retail experience the skills are transferable to most areas of employment.

Automotive 201

This course is provided by Tawa College and Whitireia Polytechnic with the theory and practical shared between Whitireia and Tawa.