GATEWAY..."out there doing it".

Thursday 15th June 2023

On the tools and in our community...

Nico Burton GATEWAY experience with Buildsmart
Nico Burton GATEWAY experience with Buildsmart

GATEWAY is a funded and limited places course aimed at Year 12 and 13 students who are looking to transition from school into the workforce, across a huge range of industries. 

It offerers students an experience in a chosen field through placements at a work site as well as industry linked learning and assessments and 'CV' builder style courses. 

This year we have builders, plumbers, electrical, pilot, bike mechanic, truck mechanic, painting and decorating and engineering students... 13 in total. 

This Term was the start of their placements and a huge thanks must go out to the businesses that take them on and offer them the experience, knowledge and time. It is a big support for the course and school and we are very grateful to Mario Sloot Painting and Decorating, Trade Plumbing Ltd, Impact Roofing and Plumbing, Tony Illingworth Construction, Buildsmart, Dunedin Truck Servicing, Cohesive Construction, Otago Aero Club, Off the Chain Cycles, Scott Engineering, T L McLean Engineering, Aotea Electrical and Webster Building for their generosity. 

It is a huge ask to take on a student and please think to support these businesses as they have supported us.

Adam Rhodes at the Otago Aero Club
Paton Holmes plumbing with Trade Plumbing
On the tools... Oakland Young at TL McLean
Tate Cameron with Tony Illingworth Building