ABOUT WELTEC » News and Events 2015
 Connection Newsletter

WelTec is pleased to publish our 'Connection' magazine linking industry and our stakeholders
with the latest WelTec news and achievements.



18 year old Denno Veratau is pursuing his life goal to become a qualified carpenter like his Granddad and puts his impressive academic success down to studying with the Wellington Trades Academy.  Denno who lives in Khandallah Wellington was one of 82 students who successfully completed NCEA level 2 at the Wellington Trades Academy in 2014.  He will be studying the National Certificate in Carpentry level 3 at WelTec’s new School of Construction in March this year.


Media are invited to join Michael Hagan, Jeremy Smith, Craig Smith and Troy Pezet from the Newcastle Knights when they talk high performance sport and education at WelTec this week.



"Being treated like an adult..." "Real life learning.""Making a real difference..."
These are just some of the reasons why senior school students are flocking to enrol at the Wellington Trades Academy, based this year at Petone, Wellington and Porirua.



Media are invited to the opening of the Regional School of Construction and to be the first to tour this fantastic new facility.

The Hon Bill English Deputy Prime Minister, Minister Responsible for Housing New Zealand Corporation will open the Regional School of Construction on Tuesday 3 March at 10am.


With a significant funding boost for 2015 Hutt City is set to benefit from a fantastic programme that improves young people’s chances of achieving their educational goals.

One programme in Hutt City is combining the best of both worlds, making sure young people stay in education and gain qualifications, with 80% gaining NCEA level 1 last year, exceeding all expectations!


Well known New Zealand Film Director and Producer Alex Galvin (Director of Eternity and When Night Falls and Director Theo Baynton (WotWots, Thunderbirds, Art Director of Jane and the Dragon) are getting behind a local degree, the Bachelor of Creative Technologies delivered by the Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec), allowing students to not only work on the animation and design elements of their current projects, but to also try their hand at illustration, model making, set design and creating the digital and visual elements of two new films.


Jono Daly who majored in electrical engineering for his Bachelor of Engineering Technology degree at the Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) in 2014 couldn’t be happier.  Not only has he been accepted as an Engineering Officer with the New Zealand Air Force, he was involved in an exciting energy project as part of his final year project for his Degree – a project which offers real benefit to the increasing numbers of people who rely on renewable energy. 


A new Chief Executive has been appointed for the Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) and Whitireia New Zealand.  The Chair of the Combined Council of WelTec and Whitireia Hon Roger Sowry, today announced the appointment of Mr Chris Gosling to the position of Chief Executive of both polytechnics.


On behalf of Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) we invite you to attend the opening of our refurbished Engineering School. The Wellington School of Engineering is the region's sole tertiary education institute providing Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering degrees and graduate diplomas. Our graduates have won national recognition for their industry led project work. We are proud of our specialisms in Water Engineering and Mechatronics. 


David Hibberd is the new Secondary Tertiary Partnership Programme Manager of the Wellington Trades Academy.