This course builds the links between school and businesses, and allows schools to offer workplace learning opportunities for their students.
The programme will develop students’ vocational skills while still at school. They will be able to get first-hand experience of what it is like in the workforce, and also to begin acquiring the qualifications required for today’s job market.
Students involved in NCEA Levels 2 and 3, will have the opportunity to pursue these qualifications while also starting a trade or career-specific qualification. Choosing Gateway indicates that it is their final year at school.
Since there are only 85 placements available, students must go through an interview process to be considered.
All necessary tools and workplace clothing will be loaned to the student for the duration of the placement. In the event of a successful appointment, these items can be purchased from the school.