Programmes we offer for schools
Our programmes provide students with interesting, challenging opportunities to work in a highly regarded industry while getting a head start on industry qualifications.
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How to get an apprenticeship?
Benefits of Launch it, School to Work Training
- Schools are able to offer a wide range of opportunities to their students and are assisted by the NZMAC ITO Transition Advisor to produce an ILP for each student.
- By offering a wider range of opportunities and sharing the learning and assessment, retention and engagement of students is higher.
- Students are able to complete NCEA Level 2 or Level 3, using marine or composites industry unit standards, and those credits can also be credited towards a nationally recognised level 4 industry qualification.
- Students gain valuable work experience and the opportunity to enter full-time employment or an apprenticeship at the end of the school year.
- Students gain practical skills in a workplace environment while completing NCEA qualifications.
- Through industry participation, students have a greater awareness of opportunities within the marine and composites industries.
- The skills you gain are in demand, valued and transferable to other industries.
What industry is right for you?
The NZ marine industry needs talented apprentices in a wide variety of trades to support growth in industries including boatbuilding, painting, rigging, engineering and more.
Apprentices are needed to help drive cutting-edge applications for composite materials in industries such as aerospace, automotive, marine, energy, sports and recreation.
NZ’s Marina Operations industry needs talented apprentices to maintain our international reputation of well designed, pristine marinas, superb customer service and boatyards.
How we provide support to Launch it, School to Work participants
- Coordinating and managing the Launch it, School to Work programme on behalf of, and in conjunction with the school and employers.
- Providing a support service to students and employers with regular site visits.
- Providing assessment services to students.
- Reporting credits for unit standards to NZQA
- Registering training agreements.
- All of our field officers have first-hand experience in the industry.
- We visit our apprentices every 8-12 weeks, wherever you work in New Zealand.
- Acting as advisors, mentors and coordinators for the apprentice.
- Negotiating customised on-going training plan goals and objectives for training delivery and assessment.
- Coordinating off-job training solutions.
- Evaluating training progress by conducting Unit Standard Assessments.