The Gateway Programme at Whangaparāoa College provides learners with the opportunity to experience structured workplace learning in a career area they wish to explore.
The program offers senior learners up to 10 days of (unpaid) work experience along with studying industry-related NCEA credits, laying a strong foundation for their future pathway – whether that be further study, full-time work or an apprenticeship.
Gateway class-based learning includes compulsory assessments to help learners build their skills for employment, such as:
- Career Pathway - Explore & Plan
- Interview skills
- Budgeting/Planning for financial goals
All Gateway learners also complete 2 x 1 day workshops, Customer Service and Health & Safety with the opportunity to gain 14 x Level 3 credits.
Some learners may also complete additional courses and/or industry standards applicable to their career interests.
Gateway is an exciting opportunity to get a taste of a workplace and determine interest in pursuing a particular career path in the future. Industry choices are varied, some examples are:
- Education – early childhood, primary, secondary
- Building & Construction
- Sport & Recreation
- Hairdressing / Barbering
- Motor Industry
- Travel & Tourism / Hotel Management
- Animal Care
Courses in this Learning Area