ETC Chairman and Deputy Chairman 2020 AGM elections

Engineering Taranaki Incorporated held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) 26th August with the outcome of election of officers confirmed as Paul Minchin (Chairman) and Marvyn Towers (Deputy Chairman). Paul Minchin representing Worley has been re-elected unopposed as Chairman with Marvyn Towers representing Croucher and Crowder Ltd who has been re-elected as Deputy Chairman for 2020.

ETC Apprenticeship Awards 2020 Cancelled

It is with deep regret that ETC has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 ETC Apprenticeship Awards.   The decision was made in the wake of COVID-19, to allow event sponsors, partners and the employers of apprentices to focus on their business sustainability. “Cancelling this year’s ETC Apprenticeship Awards has not been taken lightly and we acknowledge the disappointment that this will have on current apprentices and their employers,” says ETC Chairman Paul Minchin. “As a board we held off making any decisions as we went into Covid-19 lockdown and carefully reassessed…

Covid-19 Update

Covid-19 Level 2 status for ETC – what this means is limited access at the physical office of ETC from 18 May 2020. Dave Cullen aka Cully will continue to offer his support to apprentices and employers via cellphone calls, video chats (as needed) so any contact for Cully via 027 443 0107 or email For those apprentices who have been doing their assessments during the level 4 and 3 lockdown time – great work to you all and keep on to it. Take up Cully’s offer of support and txt him…

ETC Apprenticeship Awards 2019

Joel Campbell from Fonterra Whareroa has won the Engineering Taranaki Consortium (ETC) Apprentice of the Year Award for 2019 at the ETC Awards evening held at the Devon Hotel last night (Thursday 14 November). Read more


  The ETC Apprenticeship Awards has provided a valuable investment for sponsorship in years past, with our 2019 offering another step up! Put your name to an event that celebrates industry talent in our region and recognizes apprentices and employers commitment to growing our future workforce. As we gear up to celebrating a significant milestone in 2019 as the 15th year of the ETC Awards. As a sponsor, there is something for everyone and we are keen to talk with you on what this could look like. Any questions or inquiries please let…

Vacancy for Academic Staff Member Mechanical Engineering

Due to increased course offerings in Semester Two we are looking for applications for those who would like to be involved in the teaching of mechanical engineering at WITT. The role is part of our busy and growing Trades team. For further information please go to