In­fra­struc­ture pro­gramme

Horowhenua Chronicle - - NEWS -

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 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 Manawatu¯ Gorge re­place­ment road and the O¯ taki to north of Levin project in the works, there will be an in­creased de­mand for in­fra­struc­ture work­ers in the Horowhenua and Manawatu¯ .

An in­for­ma­tion and en­rol­ment ses­sion will be held for the pro­gramme at UCOL (160 Ox­ford Street, Levin) on Wed­nes­day 22 Au­gust from 1.30pm to 2.30pm. Prospec­tive stu­dents can meet with 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.

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