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Simon Bright congratulates Aleisha Perry WelTec Bachelor of Information Technology student and winner of the Intergen Young Achiever AwardAleisha Perry, Hyuck Yim and Nicole Priddey received industry recognition today when they received top ICT student awards at a ceremony held at the Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) in front of more than sixty programming students.




Wellington Regional School of Construction Receives NZ Institute of Architects Education Design AwardThe Wellington Regional School of Construction has been recognised by the New Zealand Institute of Architects at the Wellington Architecture Awards. The new building received the sole award in the education category at a ceremony in Wellington last night.



Whitireia and WelTec Auckland graduation ceremonyThe culmination of 100 students’ academic endeavour will be recognised today at a graduation ceremony hosted by WelTec and Whitireia New Zealand at the Auckland Town Hall.



Abi Harper, Sally Smith and Rachel MarrYou may not know their names now, but these three women are on the rise and will no doubt be making their mark as their careers unfold.



We anticipate Petone Campuses will be open Wednesday 19th April

For International Students that need advice please call 027 498 6079.

The WelTec and Whitireia Auckland campuses are closed today. Due to the adverse weather being experienced, we want to ensure staff and students get home safely.

Turoa Kingi (TK) with Stefan Baines, Director of Effective Building Solutions.The Māori and Pasifika Trades Training scheme helps produce work-ready graduates like Turoa Kingi, TK, who works for light industrial building company Effective Building Solutions.

The company currently employs seven WelTec graduates, including TK, who has been with the company for just over a year.


Tae Moala-Mafi Tu’inukuafe is the new Chief Advisor Pacific Strategy for WelTec and WhitireiaTae Moala-Mafi Tu’inukuafe is the Chief Advisor Pacific Strategy for WelTec and Whitireia.

Coming from a family of teachers it is no surprise Tae is working in the tertiary education sector.  Having attended Tonga High School and teaching at St Andrew’s High School in Tonga, Tae went on to complete a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws at the Victoria University of Wellington which was followed by a Postgraduate Diploma in Arts at the University of Otago.

Nick MacBain (Bachelor of Creative Technologies) and Sam MacBain (Bachelor of Hospitality Management celebrating their graduationFor Sam and Nick MacBain WelTec's graduation was a family affair with the two brothers receiving their degrees on the same day.




Aspiring engineering student Alex SmithEngineering student Alex Smith is juggling employment and study, working in industry while he studies full-time. “Fortunately my office is 50 metres away from WelTec. I usually spend the morning at the office, and the afternoon at WelTec,” says Alex, who is an automation engineer for Petone company AFI, Automation for Industry.