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The Bay of Plenty Futures Academy, is a trades academy that provides students with hands-on, trades training options linked to our region’s, 21st century, workforce needs. Your future starts here!
FUTURE-FOCUSED WORKFORCE TRAINING
The BoP Futures Academy encourages young people to remain in school, complete their NCEA level 2 qualification and gain trades skills and knowledge that will lead them 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).
A SECONDARY-TERTIARY PARTNERSHIP
The BoP Futures Academy is a Secondary-Tertiary partnership where students can gain tertiary training and qualifications, through taking courses provided by one of our six tertiary providers, as part of high school (and without having to pay tertiary fees or impact on the students “fee’s free” status).
Through the BoP Futures Academy, students engage in trades-based programmes of study, where they can earn:
School based NCEA Credits
Tertiary based training, credits and qualifications
Coursework that pathways to further tertiary training
Pre-trade skills and experience that lead towards local employment
“The Bay of Plenty Futures Academy, offers an exciting, hands-on, 21st century, tertiary learning experience while in the supportive environment of secondary school”
“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”
EVERYTHING YOU WANT TO KNOW TO START
YOUR NEW SECONDARY-TERTIARY TRADES JOURNEY
WHAT IS THE BOP FUTURES ACADEMY?
A programme offering students the opportunity to learn a trade, with one of our 6 tertiary partners, as a part of your high school learning
DOES THE FUTURES ACADEMY GIVE ME CREDITS TOWARDS NCEA?
YES, credits gained contribute to your NCEA achievement at Levels 1, 2, 3 (depending on the course you choose to enrol in).
Courses also count towards Tertiary credit and qualifications.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT WHEN I STUDY AT THE FUTURES ACADEMY?
A stimulating, exciting and work-based programme of learning that:
pathways to local workforce needs
includes industry visits and field trips
involves both theory and practical learning
enables you to develop skills for work, life or future study
enables you to develop key skills and experience that employers are looking for
How do I apply? Contact Us or see your Careers Advisor at school to help with an application.
WHAT ARE VOCATIONAL PATHWAYS?
The Vocational Pathways help students see how their learning achievement is valued in the ‘real world’ by aligning NCEA standards to the following six broad industry sectors. Construction & Infrastructure, Creative Industries, Manufacturing & Technology, Primary Industries, Services Industries and Social & Community Services.