Gateway is a government funded programme that provides broader educational opportunities and strengthens pathways for our senior students into further education and training or employment.
The programme aims to offer students between 5 to 20 days of work placement. The purpose is to provide actual workplace experience that will develop a clear understanding of the knowledge and skills required for future employment. While students complete a work placement, they have their learning assessed against Unit and/or Achievement standards on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF), which are integrated into their current programme of study. Gateway offers valuable learning opportunities and the chance to ‘test-drive’ a potential career/occupation.
Gateway work placements will usually take place in Terms 2 and 3 with a view to being completed by the end of Term 3.
Benefits to students:
Increased awareness and knowledge of a specific career pathway
Learning industry based skills
Improved communication skills through interaction with employers and employees
Opportunity to network and gain contacts/mentors in their industry of interest
The chance to work towards an industry qualification while still at school
To be considered for Gateway, students need to demonstrate excellent communication and time management skills. They need to be motivated, reliable and possess a great attitude.
Students are carefully screened before being admitted onto the programme.
Our Gateway programme is always looking for new employers and companies who are interested in providing students with work placements. If you are able to support our students in this way, we would really appreciate hearing from you.
Contact Gay Foley, Gateway Coordinator or Anna Dykgraaf, Hod Careers on (09) 839 0380 or email@example.com