Career Guidance Workshop
Unsure of your career journey options? This workshop will guide you to discover potential career options for your future and what to expect when studying.
There are many benefits of working in trades, as some of New Zealand’s most successful senior managers who started their careers in the trades will tell you.
Wintec has a range of trades programmes available to help give students a head start on an apprenticeship. Options include: Plumbing, drainlaying and gasfitting, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, automotive, and building and construction.
The results of the 2018 Manpower Group Talent Shortage survey show Skilled Trades jobs as the most difficult roles to fill in New Zealand. This means there are lots of job opportunities for trades graduates.
Wintec trades qualifications will help students get the skills employers need today and in the future.
Automotive engineers spend their days in a garage or workshop environment where they’ll diagnose faults in vehicles, dismantle engines and other parts, repair or replace where necessary, put everything back together and make sure the vehicle is running smoothly.
Automotive electricians take care of electrical wiring and electrical and electronic systems in vehicles and marine equipment. Their day could go from discussing faults with customers, to using diagnostic equipment to locate electrical
and electronic faults, to repairing or replacing electronic systems such as engine management, air conditioning, ABS brakes, air bags, electronically controlled gearboxes and vehicle computers. They could also be installing security systems, or auto
entertainment systems, and carrying out vehicle engine tune-ups.
Heavy equipment automotive engineers service trucks, buses, bulldozers and tractors. They are based in a workshop but will probably also be required to repair machinery on-site. Their day could include diagnosing vehicle faults, dismantling, repairing and rebuilding engines and other parts, ordering replacement parts, servicing heavy automotive equipment, and ensuring hazardous waste is disposed of appropriately.
Carpenters or Builders work on-site building, repairing and installing structures including foundations, walls, roofs, windows and doors. The role could involve interpreting building plans and architectural drawings, selecting materials, measuring and cutting to size and shape, nailing, screwing or gluing wood and various materials together, removing and repairing parts, installing windows, doors and staircases, and ensuring all completed work is watertight.
Joiners measure, cut, prepare and assemble timber and timber board products to make interior fittings such as kitchen cabinets, doors, window frames and stairs. They may also be required to work on-site measuring up and then installing the finished products.
Electricians are responsible for electrical wiring and equipment repair and maintenance. A typical day could be anything from installing lights and power points in new or existing building right through to repair and maintenance of electrical equipment and machinery in factory or plant environments. Electricians may also be responsible for the design and building of new electrical installations and maintaining, operating an managing these systems.
Installing, repairing and maintaining household electrical appliances such as refrigerators, microwaves and washing machines is the responsibility of a Domestic appliance service person. Their day could see them discussing appliance problems and faults with clients, carrying out tests to check for appliance faults, repairing or replacing any failed parts, and installing new appliances.
Wintec's courses are tailored to meet both industry specifications and individual client needs in content and delivery. They're focused on knowledge, specific skills and aptitudes that assist operators, mechanical and electrical trades personnel in the effective operation of an energy plant. Skills taught include:
Training packages that are custom designed to meet the needs of individual industry clients are available to train trainers throughout the world in the competencies of energy centre operator training. These programmes are both theory and practical based and focused on developing trainers to undertake training needs analysis and develop training packages that are relevant to energy centre industry standards.
The Centre for Trades operates out of New Zealand's most modern engineering and trades education facility. The $25m Engineering and Trades Education Facility's unique design and function set it apart from the rest. It is home to more than 1000 trades and engineering students and 100 staff
The Centre for Trades has direct contact with industry to ensure modules are relevant to current needs. We have laboratories for CAD, studios for making models, and workshops for civil and mechanical demonstrations.
Wintec's Rotokauri Campus is widely regarded as one of the best Trades training areas in the country. Its modern, open plan workshops contain massive amounts of up to date equipment to help students gain practical skills in their chosen field. These practical skills, combined with theory instruction from qualified tutors, well-versed in the latest technology, makes our graduates well sought after by industry. Vocational skills are taught in the areas of Automotive Engineering, Automotive Heavy Engineering, Panelbeating, Vehicle Refinishing, Audio, Carpentry, Joinery, Welding Engineering (mild steel, stainless steel and aluminium), Plumbing, Gasfitting, Drainlaying and Roofing and associated trades.
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