Building Central Otago’s future
Otago Polytechnic is answering the call for qualified builders in Central Otago by offering a new qualification for 2018.
The New Zealand Certificate in Construction Trade Skills (Level 3) (Carpentry) gives students the ready skills to enter the construction trades as an apprentice carpenter.
Students will enjoy hands-on training and a chance to be involved in real-world, community-based projects, including the construction of a four-bedroom house.
Head of Central Otago Campus, Alex Huffadine, is thrilled the campus is offering the Carpentry programme.
“With Central Otago experiencing a building boom, this is great timing. This new qualification further cements us as a long-term education provider in the region – with our outdoor and sports programmes, horticulture and viticulture, cookery, stone masonry, agriculture, automotive and now carpentry – we really are the place to come for trades learning.”
Mr Huffadine adds that the polytechnic is also developing new business partnerships that will further enhance the opportunities for students.