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'For graduates with carpentry, engineering or related skills there is pretty much a guaranteed job for them.'

  

Construction Trades

School of Construction
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Learn new skills in new facilities.

The new $11 million Wellington Regional School of Construction has opened on SH2 near the Petone Railway Station. Here, you’ll learn real skills for work in the construction industry.

Just starting out? Need to upskill? WelTec is the largest provider of trade training in the Wellington region. Brick and Block Laying. Carpentry. Landscaping. Painting. Plastering. Plumbing. And more. All in brand new facilities.

Hands-on learning in new facilities
All learning is hands-on, right there on-site. With an overall area of 9,614sqm, there’s plenty of space at the new Construction School for students to build, and work on, up to six houses from start to finish. There are also workshops and office space, as well as full wireless coverage on-site.

Learn from industry experts
Work with experienced professionals. Our programmes are taught by industry experts in the best facilities in the region.

Links with industry to help you find work
Our reputation in the industry is well established, for a good reason. We work closely with industry to ensure that our programmes are relevant, up to date and based on practical learning.

With work experience placements you can apply your new skills while you learn. You’ll gain invaluable experience that will assist you to find a job when you’ve finished your programme.

 
AVAILABLE PROGRAMMES

CARPENTRY
Learn the basics in building right through to gaining recognised qualifications in construction supervision.
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PAINTING AND DECORATING
Master the latest techniques in the application of paint and decorative coatings under the guidance of skilled tutors. Read more.


BRICK AND BLOCKLAYING, TILING, PAVING AND LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION
Our industry experienced tutors will help you gain a solid introduction in the latest techniques and design in brick and blocklaying, tiling, paving and landscape construction.  Read more.


PLUMBING, DRAINLAYING, GASFITTING AND ROOFING
Get skills and qualifications in plumbing, drainlaying, gasfitting and roofing. Gain the expertise and attitude that employers are constantly looking for. Read more.


ELECTRICAL TRADES
Start your career in electrical engineering. Design, develop, test and supervise the use of electrical systems and electronic devices.  Read more.

Electrical Trades Short Courses 

RIGHT START
The Right Start programme prepares you for work in construction, one of the country’s fastest growing sectors. You’ll learn basic skills in a range of trades. Carpentry. Landscaping. Painting. Glazing. Electrical work. Plumbing. Roofing. Read more.