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News and Events 2014

Innovative technology designed and produced in the Hutt Valley by WelTec student
Fraser Engineering in Lower Hutt is world famous for producing sophisticated yet rugged fire engines. A final year WelTec engineering student, George Francis, has designed and produced a very smart device for Frasers that allows fire fighters to direct the hoses from the safety of their cab. more...

Success for Maori trades training students
2014 has ended on a high for 16 Māori students who have completed their pre-trade carpentry qualification by building a new health centre at Waiwhetu Marae in Lower Hutt, Wellington. The students, most of whom have received a scholarship under the Government’s Maori and Pasifika Trades Training initiative are finishing their programme of study this week having successfully completed their training whilst being hosted by Waiwhetu Mare. more...

Wellington Institute of Technology recognised as leading International education provider by JJL China
It’s been a great month for international education at the Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec). The largest intake of international students for this time of year received a warm welcome to WelTec’s campus last week. To top this off WelTec was recognised by one of the largest and most highly regarded student recruitment agents in China, JJL. more...

Future Engineers' Showcase
Enjoy an afternoon and evening listening and chatting to our Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Mechanical, Civil and Electrical) students as they showcase their end-of year-projects, and address real-world engineering challenges.more...

Combined Council of Whitireia and WelTec to appoint one Chief Executive
The Council of Whitireia Community Polytechnic (Whitireia) and the Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) have been considering the next stage for the strategic partnership of these two highly successful and well-regarded Wellington region institutions.more...

Convention Centre welcome addition to Wellington
A new Convention Centre and hotel run by the Hilton chain proposed for Wellington is a welcome addition to Wellington says Linda Sissons Chief Executive, Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec). more...

Wellington institutions look to enhance the region’s digital economy
Three Wellington tertiary providers are working with industry to develop a joint Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Graduate School that addresses the specific needs of the region. more...

Wellington viewpoint wins student top prize
A recent arrival to New Zealand Kumiko Matsumoto has taken out the top creative award in a stunning exhibition of young creative talent currently showing at the New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Shed 11 on Wellington’s Queens Wharf. more...

World of opportunities for New Zealand Graduates
The Summer Olympics, Edinburgh Festival, London Film Festival, Rugby World Cup, Summer Olympic Games, Glastonbury Festival, London Film Festival, Cricket and Rugby World Cup – these are just a few of the amazing events New Zealand graduates contribute to as a world of opportunities opens up for them after completing a New Zealand Graduate Diploma in Event Management.more...

Media Advisory: Event Managers host own celebration
Media are invited to join graduates and current students of the Graduate Diploma in Event Managment.Thursday 9 October, 5:30 - 7pm at the School of Hospitality, Level 3, 54 Cuba Street..more...

Media Advisory: Creative Technologies Graduate Exhibition
Media are invited to attend the exhibition opening on Friday 24 October of Te Wairua Takitahi -Independent Spirit at New Zealand Portrait Gallery at Shed 11, Queens Whar, Wellington at 5:30pm.more...

Old Petone Court House
In 2008 the Hutt City Council issued Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) with a notice under the Buildings Act in respect of 13 Elizabeth Street Petone, commonly known as the old Petone Court house. The notice followed up earlier notices and required WelTec to carry out earthquake strengthening of the building or demolish the building by 30 June 2008. more...

Stars out for our tech firms
THIS WEEK two intrepid Wellingtonians have been in Hollywood – not wannabe film stars, but part of the frontline of our digital creative sector.. more...

Young students overcome nerves on eve of World of WearableArt™ Awards Opening
50+ students have been preparing for months for Wellington’s premier creative arts, design and fashion event, the WORLD OF WEARABLEART™ Awards and now it’s less than 24 hours ‘til showtime.. more...

International Students to benefit from planned airport runway extension
International students are set to benefit from the planned runway extension proposed for Wellington Airport. more...

Wellington set to compete on world stage as new Creative Technologies and Arts Centre gets the go ahead
A new deal has been signed between the Wellington Institute of Technology, Whitireia Community Polytechnic and developer Willis Bond &smp; Co which will see a truly international centre for creative technologies and arts built in the heart of Wellington by the end of 2017. more...

Allied Workforce and WelTec partner up for student success
“There is a significant labour market shortage of skilled trades people in Wellington,” says Mark Sorenson of Allied Workforce. “My company has decided the best way to address this is to reward the top performing student with a $5000 scholarship which can be put towards the student’s fees, toolkit or transportation – basically whatever helps them get into employment in Wellington and stay there. more...

Warm welcome extended by New Zealand & French cooking schools to International Education conference attendees
Le Cordon Bleu New Zealand and the Wellington Institute of Technology welcome attendees at the International Education Conference being held at the Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington today and tomorrow. more...

Medals for Wellington Institute of Technology hospitality students at top culinary competition
Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) students Ryan Bloomfield, Maxine Scheckter and Nicolas Abril have proven that when the ‘heat is on in the kitchen’ it is no barrier to success, after they won gold and silver medals plus an Innovation Award at the prestigious 2014 Nestlé Toque d’Or competition. more...

Prisoner Training Programme Promotes Sports and Educational Achievement
A new educational and sports programme delivered at Rimutaka Prison starts next week with 15 prisoners enrolling in the National Certificate in Fitness Foundation Skills) Level 2. The 15 week programme will give prisoners key skills in customer service, health and safety, exercise, good nutrition, and knowledge of the fitness business environment. more...

TOP HOSPITALITY STUDENTS PREPARE TO BATTLE IT OUT
Top hospitality students from the Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) are getting ready to battle it out in a live kitchen cook off that will see one team named the nation’s best in the annual Nestlé Toque d’Or competition. more...

MEDIA ADVISORY: Maori Trades Training Powhiri and Visit to Waiwhetu Marae Thursday 31 July 2014
On behalf of Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) and Te Runanganui o Taranaki Whanui ki te Upoko o te Ika a Maui Inc (Te Āti Awa) we invite you to attend a Powhiri for the Minister for Tertiary Education Skills and Employment and see the Maori Trades Training scholarship students in action at Waiwhetu Marae as they build the new Whanau Ora health centre. more...

Wellington Educationalist Recognised by International Education Body
Dr Linda Sissons, CNZM and Chief Executive of the Wellington Institute of Technology has been named Chair of the Board of Governors by the Commonwealth of Learning (COL). more...

Companies and Local Authority Take Action on Engineering Shortage
There is an urgent need to address the shortage of engineers regionally and nationally. Here in the Hutt City we have 150 engineering companies, part of a thriving technology sector that makes a significant contribution to the economy. more...

Young Wellington Designers to Watch
Jaimee Warda and Wai Mihinui are two new young set designers breaking into the New Zealand theatre scene with their first main bill show at the Circa Theatre in Wellington. The young women’s work on Hīkoi, a play written and directed by Nancy Brunning is truly stunning as our photos show. more...

New Engineering School for Wellington
A new dedicated Engineering School was announced today at the Wellington Institute of Technology’s Petone campus. The new revitalised space will see over 200 students and staff housed on the one site.more...

Protocol Delivers More Student Choice in Porirua, the Kapiti Coast and Hutt Valley
Whitireia and WelTec’s Choice Protocol partnership is really gaining momentum providing students with more study options across the Wellington region.more...

MEDIA RELEASE: Bachelor of Creative Technologies Graduate Exhibition opening Saturday 21 June 2014 between 5.30PM and 8PM
VI exhibition's opening Saturday 21 June at 5:30 at 19 Tory Street, Art Space, Wellington.
The three year Bachelor of Creative Technologies degree culminates in a graduation exhibition which showcases the best of student work from a range of creative technology discipline areas including Visual Arts, Film, Animation, Graphic Design, Photography and Interdisciplinary Practice.more...

MEDIA RELEASE: Lining up jobs on M2PP Kapti Expressway for Whiteria and WelTec Students
Media are invited to attend on Monday 16 June anytime between 10am until 12pm, Whitireia Kāpiti Campus, Cnr Milne Drive and Kapiti Road, Paraparaumu. Photo opportunities with employers and soon to be graduates. See attached schedule for details.more...

Wellington set to benefit from new Creative Technologies and Arts Centre
A new creative buzz will be brought to the heart of Wellington city with the planned establishment of a major campus for more than a thousand students of film, theatre, digital media, visual arts and other related creative arts and technologies. more...

MEDIA ADVISORY: Vex Robotics Challenge
You are invited to an exciting robotics event at the WelTec campus this Saturday 7th June, 10am until 3pm, Student Hub, Petone Campus more...

Big Push on Pasifika Educational Participation and Achievement Shows Results
More than 800 Pasifika students studied with WelTec last year and this year has seen a significant increase in enrolments from Pasifika compared to previous years. This is mainly attributable to the partnership WelTec has with Pasifika Churches and communities in the Wellington region. more...

Our youth are our future
Youth in New Zealand can have their lives transformed by people who are qualified to provide them with support and guidance. This is the view of the national advisory committee on youth development which oversees the Bachelor of Youth Development – the only qualification in New Zealand which provides a full degree in the discipline of youth development. more...

A NEW CATEGORY OF EDUCATION
We face an interesting irony when it comes to applied tertiary education in New Zealand and overseas. Both nationally and internationally, we need more vocational and technical skills to build successful economies, and the New Zealand Government is pushing for this. But a dark cloud of perception hovers over words like polytechnic and vocational training. more...

STUDENTS THE FOCUS IN THE REGIONAL NETWORKING EVENT
The event was coordinated by the Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce and was held at the Petone campus of the Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec). It aimed to strengthen links and understandings between local industry and the major tertiary qualification provider in engineering and technology in the area.. more...

MEDIA ADVISORY:BA5
Media Advisory: Media are invited to attend a great BA5 at the Wellington Institute of Technology’s (WelTec) Petone Campus. Come and enjoy our famous hospitality, check out new facilities, and find out what is really hot in new careers and courses that win great jobs for our graduates. more...

MEDIA ADVISORY:2014 Hospitality Medals presented
Media Release: Media are invited to attend the City and Guilds Presentation to Medal Recipients Beth Christieson and Scarlet Lees. Glenn Fulcher City & Guilds Regional Manager Pacific will be in Wellington to present the students with their Awards. See earlier media release about the win. 92 people worldwide received medals across the UK and internationally. more...

Wellington artists donate valuable pieces to charity auction
Leading Wellington artists Grant Corbishley, Lorraine Rastorfer and Carolina Gartner are donating their exclusive artworks to help Skylight raise funds to support those experiencing grief, loss and trauma. more...

WelTec Welcomes WorldSkills Regional Competition to Petone Campus

This event is open to the public.
Competition date: 3 May 2014,
Location: WelTec, N Block, WelTec, Cuba St, Petone,
Competition time: 8.30 am - 4.30 pm
more...


New Appointment to Whitireia and WelTec Council
Roger Sowry, Chair of the Council of WelTec and Whitireia today announced the appointment of Antony Royal to the institutions’ governing body. more...

WelTec Study Highly Valued by German Engineering students
Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) has recently hosted its twentieth engineering student from the South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences in Meschede, Germany. The two institutions have recently reconfirmed their relationship, established in 2005, with an updated Memorandum of Understanding. more...

First Bachelor of Youth Development Degrees to be Awarded at Auckland Ceremony - Graduating Pair Fast Tracked to Success
On behalf of Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) we invite you to attend the annual Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) graduation being held today at the Michael Fowler Centre Wellington. more...

MEDIA ADVISORY: Wellington Graduation on Wednesday 9 April 2014 marks student success.
On behalf of Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) we invite you to attend the annual Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) graduation being held today at the Michael Fowler Centre Wellington. more...

Student’s Innovative Stormwater System Recognised by Professional Engineers Institution
After the last two weeks’ extreme weather events, all around New Zealand but especially in Christchurch, it’s appropriate that a coveted IPENZ student award for best engineering project will go to a WelTec student who has designed a new way to manage storm water overflow. more...


New Appointments to WelTec and Whitireia Council
Roger Sowry, Chair of the Council of WelTec and Whitireia today announced the appointment of Fran Wilde to the institutions’ governing body. “I am very pleased to announce Fran’s appointment and grateful to her for accepting this new role particularly given her busy schedule as Chair of the Greater Wellington Regional Council,” says Mr Sowry. more...


MEDIA ADVISORY: Maori and Pasifika Trades Trainees to be Welcomed at Waiwhetu Marae
On behalf of Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) and Te Runanganui o Taranaki Whanui ki te Upoko o te Ika a Maui Inc (Te Āti Awa) we invite you to attend the Powhiri for the 2014 Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Students who have been awarded scholarships under an initiative which is being jointly delivered with Whitireia. more...


International Students Set to Study with WelTec
The Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) this week welcomed a large cohort of international students.A special orientation programme set the new arrivals up with all they need to know about the kiwi lifestyle while studying in New Zealand. Part of the welcome programme included a Mayoral reception by Celia Wade-Brown at Te Papa yesterday. more...


Kapiti Programme Delivery Set to Expand
The Wellington Institute of Technology’s (WelTec) new qualification on the Kapiti Coast for people working in the health, disability and aged support sector has been welcomed by the intellectual disability services of Capital Coast Health.more...


Polytechnic Backs Phoenix Plan
The Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) today confirmed its support for the stadium in its initial planning stages at the Petone Recreation Ground.Council Chair Roger Sowry advised WelTec had been approached to provide in principle support of the Phoenix’s plans to make the Petone Recreation Ground its home base.more...


Creativity Sparks at Cyberport Hong Kong
At the invitation of Cyberport (a creative digital community with a vision to establish itself as a leading information and communications technology hub in the Asia-Pacific region) WelTec Head of Creative Industries Teriu Lemon and Lecturer Gareth McGhie recently travelled to Hong Kong where creativity dominated traditional ways of approaching information technology applications and tools. more...


Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg (OTH Regensburg) and the Wellington Institute of Technology (WeITec) Collaborate for Teaching and Research
WELLINGTON, 13 February 2014 − Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg
(“OTH Regensburg”) and the Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec), announce their collaboration for teaching, research and academic exchange. more...


Fantastic Start to 2014 for Two Top Performing Wellington Hospitality Graduates
Two Wellington graduating students Beth Christieson from Mount Cook Wellington and Scarlet Lees of Mount Victoria have been recognised by The City and Guilds of London Institute for Excellence in the Level 2 IVQ Diploma in Patisserie (Beth) and Level 1 IVQ Certificate in Food Preparation and Cooking (Scarlet). more...


Former Head Girl Continues on Pathway to Success

Former Head Girl Continues on Pathway to Success
Allie Foote is the inaugural recipient of the Beca Engineering Technology scholarship for an individual undertaking an engineering diploma or degree at the Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec). more...


Plastering Students Making a Difference in Petone

Plastering Students Making a Difference in Petone
Resurrecting a prefabricated building on Jackson Street into a Petone Community Hall is keeping a group of Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) plastering students busy during the final days of their Plasterboard Preparation and Finishing level 3 certificate. more...


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