TRADES ACADEMIES AT CAMBRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL
Wintec Trades Academy
The Waikato Trades Academy (WTA) is funded by the New Zealand Government to provide secondary students with the opportunity to study at both school and Wintec. WTA gives students a head start; gaining specific and practical experience and skills in an industry-based setting, and the opportunity to move directly into a job, apprenticeship, or further study, on completion of secondary school.
As a WTA student, you can enrol in one of the programmes that WTA provides. This is an addition to your current school subject choice. You will be travelling to the Wintec campuses for practical, hands-on learning, typically one day a week.
WTA programmes are fee-free.
WTA Year 1 (Level 2) programmes:
Vocational Pathway - Manufacturing and Technology Sector (Level 2)
Vocational Pathway - Manufacturing and Technology Sector (Longveld) (Level 2)
Vocational Pathway - Construction and Infrastructure Sector (Level 2)
Certificate in Electrical Engineering (NCEA Level 2)
Vocational Pathway - Services Industries Sector - Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy (NCEA Level 2)
Vocational Pathway - Services Industries Sector - Café Skills (NCEA Level 2)
Vocational Pathway - Social and Community Services Sector (NCEA Level 2)
Vocational Pathway - Landscape Construction and Cultivation (Level 2)
Outdoor Experience Level 2
WTA Year 2 (Level 3) programmes:
Certificate in Building and Construction (Level 3)
Certificate in Educational Achievement in Mechanical Engineering (General) (Level 3)
Certificate in Education Achievement in Automotive Engineering (Level 3)
Certificate in Service Industries Sector Level 3
Certificate in Educational Achievement in Exercise Science (Level 3)
PRIMARY ITO AGRICULTURE ACADEMY
Many school leavers rely on vocational education but have no clear pathway. The Primary ITO Trades Academy has been designed to help correct this and now has 500 funded students in 34 schools.
The programme works alongside NCEA Year 11 or 12 students. It blends study with practical on-job learning, such as fencing, milking, drenching, docking, health and safety…
The Trades Academy includes one day per week. As the Academy is Government funded there are limited spaces available.
For more information please contact Karina Judson 07 8275415 ext 843 firstname.lastname@example.org