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Fronde Jonathan Eagle

Jonathan Eagle (WelTec Graduate) is a developer at IT company Fronde in Wellington. 
Jonathan Eagle (WelTec Graduate - Bachelor of Information Technology) talks about what his job involves and why he likes it. more...


Working together to support trade and technical training (T3) at Rimutaka Prison Working together to support trade and technical training (T3) at Rimutaka Prison
Reducing the rate of reoffending is a high priority for the Department of Corrections. One of the key ways of achieving this is through prisoners participating in education as many prisoners lack the necessary skills, qualifications and work experience to gain and sustain employment post-release. more...

Engineering Students Florida Bound Engineering Students Florida Bound
Three talented and very lucky WelTec students are on their way to Clearwater in Florida, USA. The three students who are studying on either the New Zealand Diploma of Engineering or Bachelor of Engineering Technology departed on Wednesday December 4 for three months of training at Trion Technology. more...

WelTec’s Investment Plan Draws a Significant TEC Funding Increase Wellington Trades Academy Students Showcase Skills
An opportunity for media to view the exceptional work of Wellington Trades Academy students in an exciting community collaboration with the Khandallah Croquet Club: the opening and celebration of the new Club Pavilion. more...

Regional School of Construction needed for Wellington Building Boom Regional School of Construction needed for Wellington Building Boom
Ben Kiely and Trevor Sharp, managers of Ace Building think the new Regional School of Construction announced by Minister Steven Joyce on Wednesday is great news for Wellington. more...

An Wellington Graduate Lands Two Plum Roles Major New Investment for the Wellington Region Announced
Today the Hon Steven Joyce, Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment announced a significant investment for the Wellington region by the Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) and Whitireia New Zealand. more...

Studnets win award Students Win Industry Award Two Wellington Institute of Technology Construction Management students have taken out the Central Region top prizes for the New Zealand Institute of Building this year.more...

An Wellington Graduate Lands Two Plum Roles Wellington Graduate Lands Two Plum Roles
2013 is ending on a high note for Wellingtonian Erin Banks, a Graduate Diploma in Event Management student with the Wellington Institute of Technology.
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Vex robotics logo Robotics regional competition
WelTec hosted the regional VEX robotics secondary school competition. The competition was featured on Our Changing world on Radion New Zealand. more...

Student artwork of a man Graduates showcase work
Friday 8 November 2013 marks the career start for 30 graduands of the Bachelor of Creative Technologies Degree from the Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec). more...

Graduates into Work Graduates into Work
Construction and Engineering employers from Wellington and The Canterbury Skills and Employment Hub from Christchurch converged on WelTec’s Petone campus yesterday to recruit from the latest cohort of construction and engineering graduating students. more...

Pasifika Trades Scholarship puts student on the right path to a plumbing career Pasifika Trades Scholarship puts student on the right path to a plumbing career
For a hands-on learner interested in becoming a plumber, Pasifika Trades scholarship student, Willie Pereira, is testing the waters to see if he has what it takes to launch a successful career in the trade. more...

Father of Five on the Road to Success Father of Five on the Road to Success
Sefo Loakimi is only four weeks away from finishing his engineering qualification at WelTec and he has secured a job with Workzone Scaffolds in Lower Hutt. more...

Whitireia and the Wellington Institute of Technology join forces to provide new tertiary training courses in Kāpiti Students Work Debuts at World of WearableArt Awards Show
Two lucky Wellington Institute of Technology hairdressing students’ work is debuting at the World of WearableArt Awards Show (WOW) tonight.   more...

Whitireia and the Wellington Institute of Technology join forces to provide new tertiary training courses in Kāpiti Whitireia and the Wellington Institute of Technology join forces to provide new tertiary training courses in Kāpiti
Last night Whitireia and the Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) jointly hosted industry stakeholders, local government representatives and major Kāpiti businesses at the Whitireia Kāpiti Campus.   more...

WelTec Graduate Steps Up for Christchurch Rebuild WelTec Graduate Steps Up for Christchurch Rebuild
Robin Mouat knows what he’s talking about when it comes to the rebuild of Christchurch. “That’s a term which we hear over and over. It sounds big and it is, but restoring Christchurch is tackled in small steps and we’re part of it..."   more...

Chinese tutors return home after Kiwi teaching experience Chinese tutors return home after Kiwi teaching experience
Eight tutors from the Guangxi Polytechnic of Construction (GPC) in Nanning, China are returning home after three weeks of tutor training at the Wellington Institute of Technology.  more...

WelTec Hits the International Mark WelTec Hits the Mark for International Students
WelTec has enrolled nearly 6% more students than at the same time last year. It has already passed the total number of students enrolled in all of 2012, with the November intake still to come.  more...

Update on WelTec's Educational Performance Update on WelTec's Educational Performance
WelTec has the second highest course completion rate compared to other Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics around New Zealand and is less than 1% behind the top performer. more...

WelTec Student Achieves Competitive Success WelTec Student Achieves Competitive Success
WelTec student Nicole Jardine has achieved immediate competitive success at the Wellington Regional Hairdressing competitions held last weekend where she won the overall Newcomer of the Year for 2013. more...

Ben Stocker Earthquakes & Island Expedition Equals Exciting Time for Engineering Graduate
The last 6 weeks have been the most exciting and energising of Ben Stocker’s professional career. Ben was part of an emergency earthquake inspection team mobilised by Beca to help commercial building owners satisfy themselves and their tenants that buildings were safe to occupy in the wake of the Wellington earthquakes. more...

Penelope De Boer Growing the Engineering Pipeline
Responding to the government and industry’s call for more engineering graduates is a small, yet highly successful initiative run by WelTec’s School of Engineering. more...

Metrogroup Research Industry Showcase Researchers Converge on Wellington to
Showcase R&D

More than 60 researchers from around the country will converge on Wellington this week to discuss the latest R&D innovations and to showcase their work more...

WelTec’s Investment Plan Draws a Significant TEC Funding Increase Five New Wellington Creatives Showcase their Work
Bachelor of Creative Technologies Graduates will be Exhibiting their work at the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts, LightSpace Gallery, 9 - 15 July 2013 more...

WelTec’s Investment Plan Draws a Significant TEC Funding Increase Chief Executives Share Their Vision for the Wellington Region
"We believe that our Students First partnership is a model that the rest of the tertiary education sector will wish to keep a close eye on as we go forward." more...

WelTec’s Investment Plan Draws a Significant TEC Funding Increase Training Timely for IT Security Specialists
WelTec's new course is specifically designed to upskill those people working in the areas of IT security and information assurance. more...

Trainees Eyeing Christchurch Rebuild
Christchurch is crying out for tradespeople but for trainees who have completed pre-trade or more advanced courses it's not always clear who to ask, or where to go for work. Recognising this disconnect, WelTec has created a new Jobs Broker role and appointed Arnold Lomax. more...

1  Gold Award for WelTec/LCBNZI’s Hospitality Campus

Gold Award for WelTec/LCBNZI’s
Hospitality Campus

This month the hospitality campus in Wellington won a Gold Award in the Education category at the New Zealand Commercial Projects Awards. more...


WelTec’s Investment Plan Draws a Significant TEC Funding Increase

Indian delegation visits New Zealand to scope skills’ partnerships
A delegation of government officials and industry representatives from India arrived in Auckland on Sunday to take part in a week-long tour of New Zealand’s vocational training institutions, industrial enterprises and industry training organisations  more...


WelTec to sign agreement bringing Chinese students to study in New Zealand
A new agreement with Guangxi Polytechnic of Construction will see the number of Chinese students studying engineering or construction at WelTec increase significantly from mid-2014.  more...


New Zealand’s trainee chefs have taken away the top award at The International Culinary College Competition in Wellington.

New Zealand takes top award at International Culinary College Competition
Jung Mo Sung and Beth Christieson hospitality students from the Wellington Institute of Technology’s School of Hospitality triumphed in a 2½ hour cook-off against four of the best overseas teams.   more...


WelTec Student Continues Winning Streak

WelTec Student Continues Winning Streak 
Lachlan Clelland is the 2013 winner of the Institution of Professional Engineers Ray Meyer medal for Excellence in Student Design for his High Temperature Superconductor Continuous Flexible Winding Machine project.  more...


New Training to Address Cyber Security Risk

New Training to Address Cyber Security Risk
A new cyber security and information assurance course has been launched by WelTec in collaboration with the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB).   more...


WelTec Graduates to help Christchurch

WelTec Graduates to Help Christchurch
Rebuild Effort

First Choice Decorators Limited is employing two WelTec painting and decorating graduates and sending them off to Christchurch next week.  
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Orientation 2013

New students get the right fit for study at Orientation 2013
First time Animal Health students ask the advice of tutor Mary Fawcett while trying on their new uniforms at Petone Campus Orientation week.
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Graduation 2013

Graduation 2013
Over 2000 people attended Wellington Institute of Technology graduation ceremonies around the country in February.
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Top awards mean a step closer to helping re-build Christchurch for WelTec Student

Top awards mean a step closer to helping re-build Christchurch
A Wainuiomata student will receive two prizes totalling $5000 for excellence in study - another step forward in his goal of helping re-build Christchurch after the devastating earthquakes.
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"Girls go for engineering", says successful Hawkes Bay graduate

"Girls go for engineering", says successful Hawkes Bay graduate
Ms. Walch, aged 23 from Napier, says that young women should not be put off a career in engineering or see it as a male orientated field. 
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Wellington Trades Academy Student Excels

Wellington Trades Academy Student Excels
Gaining valuable work-place skills through the Wellington Trades Academy while still enrolled at secondary school has led to early success for Rebecca Rothwell.
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“World First” – Engineering Graduate Produces Unique Manufacturing Machine

“World First” – Engineering Graduate Produces Unique Manufacturing Machine Model
General Cable Superconductors, the only company worldwide that manufactures Roebel cable on a commercial scale, is benefitting from a brand new manufacturing unit designed and produced by Lachlan Clelland, WelTec's Bachelor of Engineering Technology graduate.
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WelTec Carpetnry Students Go Green Plumbing Graduates on their way to assist Samoan Rebuild
A group of five graduates who have just completed a WelTec or Whitireia pre-trade qualification in plumbing are flying to Apia, Samoa tomorrow where they will put their newly acquired plumbing skills into practice. more...

WelTec Carpetnry Students Go Green Carpentry Students Go Green
WelTec students are set to gain some of the latest skills and knowledge in the area of ‘green’ building, when they begin work on a high rating energy efficient home in Otaki this year.  more...

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