Late in January over 60 new students joined He Toki ki te Rika – the Māori trades training programme at CPIT.

He Toki is a 12 to 20 week Māori pre-trade training course that Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, CPIT and Hawkins Construction have been running for the last two-years. He Toki covers pre-trade programmes in carpentry, painting and decorating, plasterboard, plumbing and drain laying. He Toki students are taught at CPIT’s Trades and Innovation campus and learn in a cultural environment, which involves tikanga and use of te reo. [Read more…]

CPIT Rakatahi Awards

Congratulations to Ariana Reihana (Yr 12) who was a winner in the Te Rau Tītapu section at the CPIT Rakatahi Awards. This award recognised her excellence in te reo Māori NCEA level 1. These awards are aimed at encouraging and recognising outstanding achievements among Māori students and to encourage positive engagement of Māori learners in education. Te mutunga kē mai o te pai Ariana. [Read more…]