Build a Trailer is an innovative collaborative programme delivered in partnership with WITT and Taranaki Futures. It is designed for year 11-12 secondary school students interested in pursuing an engineering pathway. Modelled off the successful ‘Build a Bach’ project launched in 2014 by Taranaki Futures, the students on the programme get the best of tutor learning and industry experience. Taranaki secondary schools identify suitable students as part of their learning pathway and continue to support the education to employment initiatives with industry connections adding true value for the students insights in to the world of work.
How the build a trailer programme works
Taranaki students enrolled on the WITT Trades Academy Engineering Level 3 course will ‘build a trailer’ as part of the programme. Students spend one day a week on campus at WITT building the trailer, and a second day during term 2 or 3 out gaining industry experience with Engineering Taranaki Consortium member and industry partner employers who give the students valuable in work exposure and learning alongside amazing staff during their placements.
The programme runs in terms 1 – 3 of the school year, with the first term spent studying at WITT to learn the basics before getting into the trailer build and work placements over the remaining school terms.
This programme is delivered with grateful thanks to our collaboration partners and supporters: