Gateway is a programme available to senior students. i.e Year 11-13. It is designed to strengthen the pathway for students progressing from school to the workplace. It provides structured workplace learning across a range of industries and vocational areas which is assessed and evaluated through unit standards or achievement standards. Students involved in Gateway can have their achievements credited towards national qualifications and this may assist them towards gaining a Vocational Pathways Award. Students can get a head start on their chosen career.
Through Gateway further opportunities may also open up such as apprenticeships and employment. Students are generally out of school one day each week in a work environment, but this is negotiable and flexible. It is also an excellent tool to help students with their career decisions.
We would like to say a HUGE thank you to our Gateway Employers. This awesome programme cannot be run without them. We really appreciate your support.
Kay Grant – Gateway Co-ordinator, Careers Advisor, and Year 13 Dean
Gaeleen Wilkie – Gateway Administrator
Our amazing employers:
Transdiesel, VetPlus, Jetts, Infinity Capital Markets, Milk Management Co., Hinemoa Kindergarten, Taupo Museum, PCMach Computer Services, Computers at Work, The Business Studio, House of Travel, Wairakei Resort, Webdesign Taupo, Millennium Hotel, Baker Street, Laughton Kindergarten, Great Lake Taupo, Euroscaffold, Dale Boddy Academy of Dance, Scott Built Construction, Skelton Craft, MB Century, Laminex, Contact Energy, Mainland Engineering, AC Baths, Proworx, Lakes District Health Board, Steelworx, Forster Panelbeaters, Promoto, Topkids, Abacus ELC, Is this Love…., Taupo Mechanical Services, Mediaworks, Taupo Veterinary Centre, RDA, Design Builders, Devine Engineering, W.R. Mankelow Earthmovers, Ywuri Trust, Bayline Construction, Bakers Delight, Lakeland Refrigeration, Birdsall Pastoral
Within STAR funding the College runs some vocational taster courses for Years 9 and 10, such as –
Adventure Learning, Kayaking, Rock Climbing and Team Building.