He Toki - Pre- Trade Training
He Toki is a pre-trade training program model delivered by Ara Institute of Canterbury and Otago Polytecnic. He Toki is a collaborative indigenous model of education that brings together iwi, industry, educational institutions, community organisations and government agencies. It builds upon the legacy of the Māori Trade Training initiatives of the 1950s and 1960s, and aims to strengthen the nature of education and grow the Māori work-force.
“Our mission is to ensure rangatahi are the rock stars of our economy, and the first in line for the jobs of the future.”
Since its establishment in 2011, over 1000 trainees have been prepared for opportunities in the trades sector.
These programs aim to build skills needed to participate within the building and infrastructure industries in Te Waipounamu.
Should you choose any of the programs below, we will support you in your learning journey and help you find employment and advance through your career.
Study and Career Preparation - Engineering Pre-Pathway
Christchurch Campus , Timaru Online
Contact Ariana Te Whetu for more information:.
Ariana Te Whetu
He Toki Projects Advisor
Courses available at Otago Polytechnic
Contact Rebecca for more information:.