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Programme to equip Horowhenua with skilled infrastructure workers

By UCOL on Thursday, 16 August 2018

A photograph of a man wearing a hard hat on a work site

With skilled workers always needed to maintain the region’s wastewater, stormwater, electricity, and road networks, UCOL is bringing an Infrastructure Works programme to its Horowhenua campus.

People will be able to get a feel for UCOL’s New Zealand Certificate in Infrastructure Works at an information session on 22 August, with classes set to start on 27 August.

The New Zealand Certificate in Infrastructure Works (Level 2) is designed to give graduates sufficient knowledge, skills and ability to work safely at an entry level in the infrastructure works industry.

The 15-week programme also aims to enable students to develop literacy and numeracy skills relevant to the civil works industry, or to help them go onto further study.

Head of UCOL’s School of Construction and Engineering, Lindsay Tamblyn says this open entry programme is ideal for anyone looking to get a start in the infrastructure works industry. 

Mr Tamblyn says that with projects like the Manawatū Gorge replacement road and the Ōtaki to north of Levin project in the works, there will be an increased demand for infrastructure workers in the Horowhenua and Manawatū regions.

There will be an information and enrolment session for the programme at UCOL (160 Oxford Street, Levin) on Wednesday 22 August from 1.30pm to 2.30pm. Prospective students will be able to meet with UCOL staff and find out more about the programme.

Applications are open and can be made via UCOL's website www.ucol.ac.nz, or by visiting the campus between 10am and 3pm Monday to Friday. 

The New Zealand Certificate in Infrastructure Works is also being taught at UCOL’s Whanganui campus from 20 August.
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