The purpose of Wellington Trades Academy courses is to provide students with the opportunity to get a head start, continue with education and learn new skills in a variety of vocational pathways not offered within secondary schools. You will select one area of interest and attend classes either 1 or 2 days per week, whilst still attending your usual secondary school for the other 3 or 4 days. The pathway you choose will allow you to gain credits towards NCEA and across other national qualifications within vocational pathways.
These skills will assist in preparing you for either further study in your chosen area, or entry into employment or apprenticeships. It is an exciting opportunity for you to start developing the skills and attributes that are valued by employers alongside gaining you qualifications. We support you, along with your teachers at school, in planning your next stage to identify what that may look like.