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Welcome to WelTec

Kia ora, Talofa lava,
Malo e leilei, Kia Orana,
Bula vinaka, Fakaalofa atu,
Taloha, Konichiwa, Ni Hao

Welcome to Wellington Institute of Technology
Te Whare Wananga o te Awakairangi

At WelTec our job is to ensure that the skills we teach are relevant for your success, in the future as well as today. We deliver practical, relevant qualifications designed to enhance your career and employment options.

You will find that we are future focused. Our teaching staff are specialists and researchers in their fields, and we are investing in exciting new technology to ensure that we remain at the leading edge of training and learning in New Zealand.

Our passion for the future is based on solid foundations. WelTec has had an important place within the wider Wellington region for over 100 years. We offer a comprehensive range of education to almost 11,000 students each year.

Our teaching is enhanced by the positive industry relationships we develop and enjoy. We work closely with employers so that we, and they, are confident that our graduates have the skills they need to succeed in the workplace.

WelTec’s business, industry and professional partnerships are of enormous benefit to you. Students work on real projects and employers often recruit our graduates directly from WelTec. You will find that everyone who works at WelTec is committed to making it a supportive and friendly place to learn. You will find inspiration and support here, as well as an excellent education. Above all, you’re a name, not a number, at WelTec. I look forward, with all the staff, to getting to know you.

Dr Linda Sissons
WelTec Chief Executive


Linda Sissons is Chief Executive of Wellington Institute of Technology. Prior to that position she has worked in university and Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics management roles in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. She represents the New Zealand Government on the Board of Governors of the Commonwealth of Learning as Deputy Chair. She is also a Director of WorldSkills NZ, and a Board Member on the Electricity Supply Industry Training Organisation.

She has been a member of a number of Government commissions over the years, including the Tertiary Education Advisory Commission, and a commission into the Learning for Life reforms.

She chairs the Metropolitan Group, a coalition of six large urban technology institutes in New Zealand; and also chairs the tertiary education committee of the Wellington Regional Labour Market Strategy group. She holds a PhD from London University, and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Programme.