GOT A TRADE! WEEK 20 - 24 AUGUST 2018

Trading Places - Clyde Dam

Andy traded Tech class for a Hydro Dam

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Women nailing careers in the trades

08 March 2018
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GOT A TRADE WEEK, 21 - 27 AUGUST 2017

21 August 2017 - NATIONWIDE
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Ray Marais - Apprentice Electrician in NZ

For me this isn't just a job - it's a career path.

Ray, Electrician
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“Earning money while you learn a job really helps to take some of the stress awa...

Stacey, Laboratory Technician
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Getting a trade gives you options, income and sets you up for life.

Anthony, Drainlaying
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Apprenticeship in Youth Work Now Available

Apprenticeships not just for the trades as youth work sector gains its own

07 March 2018
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MITO's Automotive Careers Tours - Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch

29 August 2017 - Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch
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Scott Clapson-Taylor - NZ Hair Stylist Apprenticeships

Being around fun, creative, like-minded people is amazing.

Scott, Stylist
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“I knew I needed a trade. Something I could be proud of.”

Rikki, Interior Systems Apprentice
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Apprentices are better off than graduates for most of their lives

07 December 2017
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I support young people to plan and run events for other young people or for whan...

Philip, Senior Youth Worker
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Jasmine Gregg-Schofield - NZ Electrician Training

Hard work pays off when you step back and see what you’ve done each day or at th...

Jasmine, Electrician
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The idea of being a chef appealed to me because it’s a career where you can trav...

Liam, Apprentice Chef

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