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New Zealand's largest trades training facility set to show case opportunities

One of New Zealand’s largest open plan trades training facilities, Mataaho will show case the amazing opportunities it has to offer in a live stream walk through this Thursday 28th May.

The 7000m2 Mataaho building situated at Unitec’s Mt Albert Campus offers numerous educational opportunities in automotive, mechanical, electrical, carpentry, plumbing, gasfitting, drainlaying, and more. 

 The learning environment is extremely unique as it gives students the opportunity to learn more about what other tradies do, which helps prepare them for the cross-disciplinary nature of their chosen field and the workplace.

The Unitec Pathways College team who’ve received full Health and Safety clearance to return to campus have volunteered their time to film and host the live walk-through.

Unitec Pathways College has adopted and is actioning a unique and extremely effective method they used to stay in touch with their secondary school students and community groups throughout the COVID 19 Level 4 lockdown.

Team Leader and Unitec alumni Anaru Parangi (Ngāpuhi) will host the event and talk to the experts.

Anaru says, “COVID 19 changed the world we live in. We really manaaki our tauira (students) which supports their resilience to help put our students ahead of the curve. Supporting our secondary schools and community in navigating their next steps is a key focus for us and will be how we play a part in getting through this together. Kia tau ngā manaakitanga ki runga I a tatou katoa.”

The live stream will begin this Thursday 28 May at 11 am and continue until 12 pm on the Unitec Facebook page and team members will be on hand to respond to any questions and follow up on any queries, before, during, and after the event.

For more information or media, queries contact Communications Manager Taiha Molyneux on 021 226 2568 or via email

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