Building & Construction
This hands-on building and construction programme is the first rung on the ladder of a great career that can really take you places.
Working in NMIT’s carpentry barn and enclosed construction yard, you’ll learn heaps of useful skills like making pre-framed walls, installing windows, hanging doors and much more. Develop your skills using hand and power tools, learn how to interpret plans and create drawings for building projects; and gain an insight into joinery manufacturing.
From here you can go into employment, a trades course at NMIT or further study at university. One day you could end up running your own company!
Starts: February 2020
9am – 2.30pm Thurs (Marlborough) or Fri (Nelson)
NMIT Nelson and Marlborough
Pathways + Opportunities
- Industry Employment/ Apprenticeships and ITO Training
- Tertiary Pre-Employment Training at NMIT in Carpentry & Construction Trades Skills
- UNIVERSITY STUDIES:
- Civil Engineering
- Project Management
- Resource Management
- Building Science
Retail Shop Fit-Out
Construction Site Foreman
Building Supplies Sales
Designer and Draughts person
Construction Project Manager
Dylan has been interested in the building industry for some time, taking Hard Materials at school, as well as completing smaller building projects at home. When Dylan was choosing his subjects for Year 12, the Trades Academy programme seemed like a good option for extending his knowledge and skills and finding out more about the different options and pathways into the building sector.
Dylan enjoys the environment at NMIT, especially the fact that Trades students are treated like adults and are trusted and respected by their tutors. This makes learning new skills easier and more enjoyable.
A particular highlight for Dylan is that the students get to work on a large shed project in teams, as well as being able to undertake smaller individual projects that they have chosen and designed themselves. Dylan is currently building a tool box for the back of his ute. With the help of the tutors he’s drawn up the plans and is now starting to put it all together. “The equipment here in the Building Barn is great. There’s everything you need and as long as we’ve had the training for the specific tools and saws we can use whatever we need to get our project finished".
Dylan would highly recommend the programme to other students who are interested in doing something different from school. “It’s practical and hands-on, which I really like. It’s not all just theory".