Level 2, 3 Trades Academy (TRA232)

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: C. Free

Want to stay at school but try your hand at a trade?  Trades Academy lets you enjoy the best of both worlds.  Enjoy the benefits of staying at school while learning practical, hands-on, skills for your career. 

The Wellington Trades Academy (WTA) is a partnership between school and WelTec/Whitireia.  Students participating in the program spend two days a week at the Trades Academy, where they are coached by industry professionals, learning authentic, career based, practical skills.  The remainder of the week is spent in school, following a normal school timetable.  

Trades Academy courses are packed with experiential learning opportunities to build confidence, leadership, and essential employability skills, helping to set students up on a positive pathway to future employment or further study.  Current courses offered by the Trades Academy include: Construction Trades; Creative Technologies;  Salon Environment; Animal Care; Sport and Fitness; Hospitality; Engineering and Automotive; and Hair and Beauty Salon Support.

Students interested in applying for Trades Academy must select this class. 

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

A4 folder and refill.

Recommended Prior Learning

Eligibility for Trades Academy is by application and selection interview. Applicants are expected to have a strong work ethic, sound organisational skills, and an excellent attendance record.

Applications for enrolment open at the beginning of September. Entry criteria is 60 credits at NCEA Level 1 including literacy and numeracy, and a strong attendance record.  Students are selected by the Trades Academy on the basis of their application and an interview. Students and their caregivers who are interested in this option must meet with the HOD Transition and appropriate year level Dean. 


Career Pathways

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