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Engineering for Girls

Vocational Pathway - Manufacturing and Technology Sector (Longveld) (Level 2)

About the programme

Wintec have teamed up with Hamilton based manufacturer Longveld to offer a unique training course for young women interested in a career in fabrication and engineering.

It will see young women, at year 11 and 12 level from Waikato Trades Academy Partnership schools, attend one day a week at the Wintec Trades & Engineering workshops where they will build a fuel powered mini-bike, while gaining credits towards their NCEA Level 2; with potential school holiday work experience at Longveld, a leading Engineering & Stainless Steel Manufacturing business in Hamilton.

Vocational pathway: Manufacturing and Technology

Programme code: YP1503

Duration of programme: 32 weeks

More detailed information on what you would learn as well as timetables can be seen on the following pages:

Entry criteria: Female studying year 11 or 12 while studying at a Waikato Trades Academy Partnership school.

Please note this programme is pending external approval.

About Longveld

Operating internationally from Hamilton for 22 years, Longveld places a strong importance on forming partnerships in the community and providing equal employment opportunities, says Managing Director Pam Roa.

"We are committed to providing work experience for young people in the engineering trades. We want to help them make choices that suit their skills and aptitude. However women are under-represented in our sector and we are working hard to address this. Gender diversity benefits workplace culture and therefore long term sustainability. We have had up to five female trade staff in our workshop at any one time and currently 40% of our managers are women, and we want to build on this."

Click here for more information on Longveld

The Waikato Trades Academy

The Waikato Trades Academy is a Government-led initiative, free to students, which sees Wintec partner with 31 Waikato secondary schools to encourage students to stay in school for longer by engaging them in hands-on learning.

Click here for more information on the Waikato Trades Academy

Interested?

If you are interested, please contact your school's Careers Advisor for more information.

Programme content

Unit StandardTitleVersionLevelCreditsWintec code
00231Demonstrate knowledge of the operation of two and four stroke petrol and diesel engines1124TC00231
02387Assemble mechanical components under supervision722TC02387
02395Select, use, and care for, engineering hand tools824TE02395B
15849Perform manual soldering and de-soldering procedures for electrotechnology work622TE15849
18243Construct simple electronic products from supplied circuit schematics726TE18243
21671Carry out general engineering tasks in the motor industry224TE21671B
21679Demonstrate knowledge of interchanging and balancing road wheels in the motor industry222TE21679
29674DKO mechanical fasteners used in mechanical engineering123TC29674
21718Demonstrate knowledge of hazardous materials used in the motor and related industries222TE21718
21722Balance wheels off a vehicle in the motor industry122TE21722
21911Demonstrate knowledge of safety on engineering worksites222T21911
 Total NZQA Credits  33