Gateway helps students build skills for employment, working in real organisations and businesses on real tasks. Students have the opportunity to try out possible careers and build links to the workforce, to Industrial training Organisations, Tertiary Institutions, and Modern apprenticeships.

The purpose of Gateway is to enable schools to provide senior students (year 11 to year 13+ – our Class 10 – 12) with opportunities to experience structured workplace learning that:

Gateway is free for students. The TEC provides funding to meet the costs that a school incurs in arranging and managing workplace learning, including assessment.

Who should take on Gateway?

Students who are:

  1. Work ready
  2. Year 12 and 13 (Class 11 and 12)
  3. Motivated in a specific career direction
  4. Have a genuine interest in apprenticeship type training or work as their next step
  5. Positive and can time manage
  6. And who have a strong work ethic.

Parents who have contacts in the business world are encouraged to get in touch with our Gateway Co-ordinator, Ken, if they can arrange or offer good placements for students.

We have warmly appreciated the support local companies and institutions have shown this year in hosting our students.

Ken Isaac
Alternative Course and Gateway Co-ordinator
Raphael House
(04) 569 5161 ext. 215