Vocational Pathway - Manufacturing and Technology Sector (Longveld) (Level 2)
About the programme
Wintec has 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 levels from Waikato Trades Academy Partnership schools, attend one day a week at the Wintec trades and 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.
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.
Are you interested?
If you are interested, please contact your school's careers advisor for more information.
|Unit Standard||Title||Version||Level||Credits||Wintec code|
|229||Identify the general locations and functions of motor vehicle systems and main components||10||2||4||TC00229|
|02387||Assemble mechanical components under supervision||7||2||2||TC02387|
|02395||Select, use, and care for, engineering hand tools||9||2||4||TE02395B|
|15849||Perform manual soldering and de-soldering procedures for electrotechnology work||6||2||2||TE15849|
|18243||Construct simple electronic products from supplied circuit schematics||7||2||6||TE18243|
|21671||Carry out general engineering tasks in the motor industry||2||2||4||TE21671B|
|29674||DKO mechanical fasteners used in mechanical engineering||1||2||3||TC29674|
|21718||Demonstrate knowledge of hazardous materials used in the motor and related industries||2||2||2||TE21718|
|21911||Demonstrate knowledge of safety on engineering worksites||3||2||2||T21911|
|Total NZQA Credits||29|