Trades Academy

Enjoy the benefits of staying at secondary school but learn new skills at Trades Academy. Your week will be made up of three days at school, and two days at Trades Academy. Earn NCEA credits. Fees free. More details

Considering your future?

  • 3 days at school, 2 days at Trades Academy
  • Try different career options
  • Fees free
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More about Trades Academy

Wellington Trades Academy partners with local secondary schools, WelTec and Whitireia to provide year-long training programmes that allow you to achieve NCEA Level 2 and get ready for employment or tertiary studies.

How it works 

Experience a different way of learning.

  • Earn NCEA credits
  • Fees free and subsidised transport costs
  • You'll be coached by industry professionals keen to share their expertise
  • An excellent opportunity to start learning real skills for your career

Contact details

Phone: 04 830 0794



How you'll benefit 

Trades Academy makes a positive difference to your education and can be a great move for your future career.

  • Productively use your time by learning career based skills while achieving NCEA Level 2 
  • Stay enrolled at school and keep participating in the extra-curricular activities you enjoy like sport, music and cultural events
  • Allows you to make new friends
  • You can experience tertiary learning
  • Test a career path and see if it suits you

Pursuing something you enjoy and are passionate about increases the chances of being successful.