Ready for a real job - not ready to leave school?
The Top of the South Trades Academy is opening doors for students like you, who want to stay at school but are ready to start training for a real job.
If you’re accepted into the Trades Academy, you’ll be able to stay at school completing NCEA, while at the same time working towards a qualification in a trade of your choice.
Practical and hands-on
Trades Academy training is practical and hands-on and there are lots of options to choose from. You can learn anything from mechanical engineering and aquaculture, to hairdressing and hospitality. You’ll learn heaps of useful skills to help you go on to further study or get a job right out of school. The best part is, it’s free!
Training is either one day a week at one of the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology’s (NMIT) campuses in Richmond, Nelson and Blenheim; in residential blocks at Whenua Iti Outdoors; or at other hubs in Nelson & Marlborough.
Join us to celebrate our student achievements
in Trades Academy at the coming events....
TOTSTA NMIT Showcase & Grass Cart Competition
Friday 19th October 2018
This year will see the inaugural combined Grass Karts competition and TOTSTA NMIT Showcase, which will be hosted by Tapawera Area School. Students in the following programmes from both Nelson and Marlborough will take part in a day of competitions and demonstrations – Hairdressing and Beauty, Hospitality, Mechanical Engineering and Automotive Engineering. This will be an exciting opportunity for students to demonstrate the skills they have perfected over the previous three terms and will culminate in a series of competitions and showcase demonstrations by students. More information will be available closer to the day.
Graduation Award Ceremonies
Marlborough - Thurs 25th October 2018, 12 noon.
Nelson - Friday 26th October 2018, 12 noon.
For more information check out the events on our facebook page.