NCEA Level 2 and 3 Vocational Pathways

When you have been accepted into our Trades Academy, you will study as you normally would at school for 4 days a week. Then on the other day of the week (dependant on your choice as set out in the programme schedule), you will come to MIT to study your chosen programme (9am to 3pm)  You will be supported by MIT staff and you will also continue to receive support from your school. You can continue to participate in the co-curricular activities that schools offer such as sport, music or social events.

Tertiary Programme
  • Project based learning
  • Industry experienced tutors - specialists in their fields and have many years of experience both in education and in the trades industry
  • Learn on industry standard equipment
  • Gain the skills to go onto higher study or apprenticeships
  • Staff dedicated to supporting students
Secondary School Programme
  • NCEA subjects
  • Careers guidance and support
  • Belong to the school community - sports, clubs, etc
Transport to the MITTA
  • Coordinated by your School and MIT Trades Academy
  • If transport to the MIT location is over and above the students' normal route to school, funding from the Ministry of Education is available to cover costs
  • Transport should not be an extra cost to schools, students or whānau
  • Click here to see the map of MITTA locations

MIT's Trade Academy programmes and the subjects you study at School are designed to help you achieve NCEA level 2 by the end of the year.   They are also designed to help you gain credits for your chosen Vocational Pathway. Each MITTA programme is designed to help you gain credits for your chosen Vocational Pathway.

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By achieving the right amount of credits from the standards recommended by each of the six industry sectors, you can have your NCEA Level 2 endorsed by one or more Vocational Pathways. This makes it easy for employers and tertiary providers to see if you have the strengths and abilities they're looking for.

If you are interested in a career in a particular industry sector, the pathway helps you work out the subjects and standards you should study to get to where you want to go. Just remember, whatever job or career you've got in mind, you'll definitely need to carry on your education after you finish school by doing further tertiary study or training on the job.

If you're thinking about your future but haven't yet decided exactly what you want to do, the Vocational Pathways can help you understand your strengths and match up your interests to a wide range of jobs and study options available.

Click here to find out how to apply.