Background on Gateway
Gateway is a Government initiative funded by the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC).
It has been running at Otahuhu College since 2000 and we were one of the first three schools to pilot the programme in the Manukau region.
This number has since increased and there are now 11 schools in the Manukau region taking part in Gateway.
Gateway started off on a small scale with 190 students taking part in Manukau during 2003.
Gateway at Otahuhu College
Gateway offers our students the opportunity to experience structured workplace learning in Year 12 and 13.
Gateway is designed to allows us to meet the learning needs of our students through providing them with both traditional and workplace learning.
This learning assessed against unit and/or achievement standards on the National Qualifications Framework.
What have been the benefits for the students?
By being involved in Gateway students have had the opportunity to use the skills and knowledge they have gained in study and life experience and apply them to a workplace context.
They have been able to gain insight into working life while learning skills in specific industries.
In many cases the initiatives have given the students a head start on their chosen careers or have lead to further training opportunities such as Modern Apprenticeships and industry training
We have been exceptionally lucky to have had support from companies in the South Auckland area and have placed students in the following areas:
Any parents who could assist the students with potential work experience in Joinery, Carpentry, Concrete laying, Glazing or Cabinet making please contact Miss Collings