Your Future Starts Here!

Futures Academy offers you an opportunity to learn valuable work skills, confidence, and training that our local employers value.

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Construction & Infrastructure

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Learn a 21st Century Trade

Gain Tertiary Trades related experience, and qualifications, while in the supportive environment of high school. And you can earn credits for both NCEA levels 1,2,3 and a tertiary qualification, for FREE.

The BoP Futures Academy offers you an opportunity to learn valuable work skills, confidence, and training that our local employers value.

Construction

Labourer, carpenter, scaffolder, roofer, painter, plasterer, crane
operator, earth mover, manager.

Creative Industries

Graphic designer, animator, gaming designer, performer, lighting or sound technician, choreographer,  prod manager

Manufacturing & Technology

Auto groomer, builder, repair technician, mechanical engineer, machinist, IT technician, programmer.

Primary Industries

Logger, planter, forest manager, farm assistant, dairy farmer, farm manager, aquaculture farmer.

Service Industries

Customer service, food & beverage, hotel management, tour guide, coordinator, hair stylist, beauty therapist.

Social & Community Services

Personal trainer, sports team trainer, premier coach, social worker, caregiver, support worker.

Step Into your Future.

Gain tertiary training and qualifications as part of high school without having to pay tertiary fees. Get hands-on, trades training linked to our region’s, 21st century, workforce needs.

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Student Testimonials

“Its a great way to see what the Polytechnic is like and is a fun way of knowing what the future could bring you”

“The trades academy is very helpful in deciding which career choice I may choose”

“The Academy is something different to school. A bit of hands on work and learning helpful skills for future jobs”

our Student Achievements

Mosgiel Apprenticeship of the year

Winners. 

Fonterra

Apprenticeship

Sequal Lumber

Employment

Skyline Rotorua

Employment

Prime Ministers Vocational Excellence Award

Winners

Capitol Tractors

Apprenticeship

Mitai Maori Village

Employment

Eireann Construction

Apprenticeship

Move Forward Today

Explore your Future

Learn a trade that leads to future employment.

Our courses are linked to skills shortages and regional growth needs across the Bay of Plenty. We encourage you to remain in school, complete your NCEA level 2 qualification and gain trades skills and knowledge that will lead you successfully into the job market.

Courses offered meet our changing workforce needs across the Bay of Plenty region, and range from “Typical Trades” (courses in Construction, Engineering and Hospitality) to “21st century trades courses” that are infused with technology (like Game Art, IT Support, Web and Graphic Design).

In the Bay, we are fortunate to have booming farming and agricultural sectors. This combined with our Maori Economy, investment of Provincial Growth Funded projects (in Aquaculture, Marine Services, Domestic Tourism), the Port of Tauranga and our pivotal position in helping getting goods to the market across the nation, this will provide for local jobs opportunities for years to come!

our Tertiary Partners