(Year 1)Waimea College
The Mechanical Engineering Trades programme has been the highlight of Karl’s Year 12. He enjoys the fact that the students do their theory work at the start of the morning and then have all the rest of the day to work on their engineering project.
Karl is part of a team of five students working together to design and build a grass kart that they will take to the race competition at the end of the year. “The facilities here at NMIT are really big, with heaps of equipment. It’s like working in a real engineering workshop. I work part time at a local engineering business and it’s great to be able to combine the skills that I’m getting at Trades with this work experience. My goal is to get an engineering fabricator apprenticeship when I leave school.”