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 Connection Newsletter

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


Ben Shadbolt Head of Hospitality at WelTecWelTec’s internationally recognised School of Hospitality is expanding the range of programmes it offers following the success of a new Advanced Diploma in Cookery.

“Last year we offered for the first time a new Diploma in Cookery. The Diploma prepares people to work in commercial kitchens with a view to supervising or running their own. Students learn what it takes to be a Kitchen Supervisor; Sous Chef or Head Chef."


Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) has received a Confident rating for educational performance and self-assessment following NZQA’s 2016 external evaluation and review (EER).

Recipients of WorldSkills RecognitionWelTec and WorldSkills New Zealand celebrated this week the significant contribution of long-serving staff volunteers.

With a combined service of well over a century, WelTec staff volunteers champion the goals and activities of WorldSkills by being mentors, coaches, managers and experts enabling WorldSkills to flourish.

Every few months WelTec painting and construction tutor Ritchie Howard and Corrections Officer Chris Miles have a good reason to be proud as they watch their students graduate.




Today WelTec celebrated the start of the 2017 academic year by formally welcoming students to its Wellington campuses.  Mihi Whakatau were held in Petone and Wellington.

Hundreds of students were formally brought onto the campuses with a rousing welcome by Te Ātiawa.


Wellington region high school students will get the chance to design and build their own electric vehicles, thanks to a new programme launching on 6 March.

The EVolocity electric vehicle programme will be launched at WelTec from 4:30pm to 7pm, with a race to build an electric-assist bike.


Malachi Paku and Craig Scoble from Golden Homes Wellington

Malachi Paku got into a trade to further his goals, as well as to help his whānau.

“My dad was very strong and passionate about getting me and my brothers into the trades.  In our family and in our community we didn't have any tradespeople so having a trade is useful for us, our whānau, and our community.  We could give back,” says Malachi, who completed a pre-trade carpentry qualification at WelTec in 2016 with financial assistance through a Māori Trades Training scholarship.


Day one of the Wellington Trades Academy at WelTec’s Petone campus

"We’re anticipating a great year ahead for our students,” says Matt Renata who heads up the Wellington Trades Academy.  240 enthusiastic young students started their studies at WelTec and Whitireia this week.




WelTec students Dinah Luke, Anaterira Huata, Cory StickleThird year WelTec School of Business students, Dinah Luke and Cory Stickle, are days away from staging the 23rd annual Te Rā o te Raukura whanau community festival.  Working as part of a team based at Maori radio station, Atiawa Toa FM, the January 29 event will be held at Te Whiti Park in Lower Hutt, and feature Fat Freddy’s Drop as this year’s headline act.


Researchers from across the country are converging in Wellington on Friday 3 February 2017 to showcase their research and innovation across an incredibly diverse range of disciplines and teaching areas.