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A bright future for learners planning on entering the construction sector

Even if gaining a Trades qualification from Ara Institute of Canterbury may take a few years, graduate prospects seem brighter than ever.

Lighting technician wins Skills Active Apprentice of the Year, shares his story in a...

Lucas Tofani Souza, who works as a lighting technician for ETS/Hang-Up Entertainment in Christchurch, has just been named Skills Active Aotearoa Apprentice of the Year. 

Ara engineering student takes flight (and makes it better)

Joshua Bensberg has been awarded the ‘Best Project - Mechanical Engineering’ prize and the ‘Industry Choice’ prize for his TEKMIK Coaxial Rotor Configuration project at the finale of Ara’s 2020 Engineering Showcase last week.

WelTec graduates prove wahine can pick up tools and build back better

WelTec graduates are doing their part to strike a gender balance in the trades

Vocational education sector in unique position to respond to changing workforce

The vocational education sector is the sector that can most meaningfully respond to the changing needs of the world’s workforce in this post-Covid environment. This was the key comment from Executive Director of the Global...

Students take flight with new aviation option

ServiceIQ has partnered with CBT Systems to provide a new Year 13 secondary school learning option: the new Gateway Aeroscience Programme.

Young WelTec carpentry graduate aims to inspire more wahine into the trades

WelTec carpentry graduate, Sarah Clark, wants to start a company that champions female tradies. Sarah (left) is currently employed by Tonks Residential, a local construction company, as an apprentice builder. Sarah was introduced to the company...

Dyslexia an advantage, says business owner

Dunedin-based business owner David Begg hasn’t let Dyslexia hold him back from growing two successful cleaning companies; in fact, he says it’s been an advantage.

Forum: How will vocational education and training look in this new future?

Registrations are now open for the all-digital New Zealand Vocational Education and Training Research Forum on 12 November 2020.

Hon. James Shaw visits Ara Institute of Canterbury to talk sustainability

Ara Institute of Canterbury hosted the Hon. James Shaw yesterday in an open-forum discussion at Te Ōhaka with students, staff and a group of founders of associated ‘sustainable’ start-ups. 

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