He Toki ki te Rika  Māori trades training

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He Toki ki te Rika – Inspiring Māori Leadership in Trades is a collaborative Māori Trade Training initiative between CPIT, Te Tapuae o Rehua, The Office of Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu, and the BETA cluster of ITO’s and is supported by Te Puni Kokiri.A picture of the logo.

This initiative aims to increase the participation of Māori in trade based careers at all levels, meeting the immediate, short and long term needs and aspirations of our communities and ultimately build Māori capability within the building and infrastructure industries in Canterbury.

Studying with CPIT

He Toki ki te Rika will engage you in the appropriate trade training programme to suit your individual needs. You will study either full time at CPIT (the duration of the course depends on what subject and level you choose to study at) or on the job training through an apprenticeship with one of the ITO’s from the BETA group. A Māori support team, from the Centre of Māori and Pasifika Achievement, will mentor you and support you throughout your training.

For more information call 0800 24 24 76 and ask for the Centre of Māori and Pasifika Achievement.

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Certificate in Engineering (Fabrication)

Programme code: CH3879 Level: 2 Credits: 68

Develop the skills and knowledge you need to start your career in the engineering fabrication industry, this pre trade qualification will also help when applying for an apprenticeship.

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Certificate in Furniture and Joinery Level 3

Programme code: CH4028 Level: 3 Credits: 80

This certificate has been developed to teach you the best practice skills and quality standards at an intermediate level required in the joinery and furniture making industry.

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Certificate in Pre Trade Electrical Engineering

Programme code: CH3957 Level: 3 Credits: 98

Within this introductory certificate you will gain the essential skills you need for employment and further training in the electrical and related industries.

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Certificate in Welding

Programme code: CH3750 Level: 3 Credits: 56

Learn the vital skills essential for working as a welder where you will be in high demand and can choose to work in a number of industries.

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Certificate in General Engineering

Programme code: CH3962 Level: 3 Credits: 78

Gain the essential skills sought by employers in the diverse field of mechanical engineering.

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Certificate in Pre Trade Painting and Decorating

Programme code: CH3930 Level: 2 Credits: 40

Our Certificate in Pre Trade Painting and Decorating has been designed to give you the fundamental skills you need to gain employment in the painting and decorating industry.

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He Toki ki te Rika celebrates success

"I haven't studied since I left school," she said.

"I wanted to come back and have a career. I want to rebuild Christchurch..."

Stephanie Te Ohaere-Fox, He Toki ki te Rika (Māori Trades Training) carpentry student at CPIT. The Press, 8/2/13