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!
Time: 9am to 2.30pm Thursdays or Fridays
Location: NMIT Marlborough or Nelson
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
Clayton is looking at a career as a builder, so enrolling in the Building & Construction programme is a way to gain more skills and experience before he applies for a Building apprenticeship at the end of this year. “I really enjoy the freedom we have in the course to choose our own projects and work on them by ourselves. We get to use a lot more tools and machinery here than we do at school.”
One highlight for Clayton has been designing, planning and building a substantial dog box for his hunting dogs at home. “The tutors really helped out. They let you work on your own projects and are always there to give you advice and encouragement.”
Clayton rates the Trades course as 10 out of 10. “If you want to get a trade, you should definitely come along to Trades Academy.”
Ezra completed the first year of the Building programme as a Year 12 student. He then returned in Year 13 to complete the second year, which he says is much more in-depth. “I found the first year of the course really good and wanted to get a bit more experience. My aim is to get a building apprenticeship when I finish school and this is a way of gaining more skills and confidence.”
Ezra says that the programme has been one of the best experiences he’s had at school. “The tutors here know their stuff and teach us well. We get to use all sorts of machinery, as well as learning how to sketch and interpret building plans. We then get to put into practice the theory we learn in the classroom.”