Empowerment, Education, Enterprise
When Ivan Bakulich Tuita’ali’i decided conventional school wasn’t for him anymore, an uncle suggested the Oceania Career Academy would suit him better. Of Samoan, Maori and Croatian descent, the 17-year-old wanted to work towards an apprenticeship and a career in carpentry.
Never living anywhere for long created challenges for Paea Muli he lotu Uluaki, particularly at the schools he attended at the time. The 16-year-old Tongan’s family moved around so much, he never settled, creating problems with the various schools he was enrolled at. Having moved back down to Auckland from Northland, Paea’s mother enrolled him into a course at Oceania Career Academy. For the first time in his life, he’s enjoying the lessons.
Secure your spot, enrol now! Start a career in a trade beginning with Oceania Career Academy. If you're a Pacific youth aged 16-19 then we currently have spaces in our New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills (Carpentry and Fabrication) (Level 2) starting throughout 2018.
As a longstanding employer based in South Auckland, the building company Carters had been frustrated by the lack of job applications residing within the local area. They’re now working with OCA to turn that around.
Oceania Career Academy is offering Pacific students aged 16-19 the chance to study a trade in 2018 with the New Zealand Certificate in Foundation Skills (Carpentry and Fabrication) (Level 2), worth 60 credits.
Oceania Career Academy has received a positive assessment from the NZ Qualifications Authority (NZQA) with this Report of External Evaluation and Review dated 23 February 2017.
Carters on Harris Road passionately supports business interaction with local schools and has had remarkable success in employing school leavers while working with Oceania Career Academy.
Are you enrolled in a trade programme at Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) or Unitec? Are you of Pacific descent?
Like many teenagers, Joe Nuku wasn’t sure where his future career lay. But when his school, Papakura High, hosted an introduction to careers seminar, one about trades grabbed his attention.
Like many Pacific island parents, Edward Fa’alolo’s Mum and Dad, who are from Vaigaga and Afega in Samoa, wanted their son to go to university.
At age 18, Ezra Cossill can’t imagine doing anything else than what he does now as an apprentice builder.
When John Kotoisuva knocked on the door of Metal Skills Ltd in East Tamaki, Factory Manager Phillip Ward was more than interested.
Finding good, reliable builder apprentices has sometimes been a challenge for NR Developments Director Nathan Robertson, who has been in the business since leaving school.