Current Trades Academies
Trades Academies can be led by schools or by tertiary education organisations (TEOs).
A full list of Trades Academies can be found at the Government’s Education website.
The following TEO-based Trades Academies (lead providers named in brackets) will be in operation in 2015:
- Canterbury Tertiary College (Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology)
- Central Lakes Trades Academy (Otago Polytechnic – Cromwell Campus)
- Hawke's Bay / Tairāwhiti Trades Academy (Eastern Institute of Technology)
- Land Based Trades Academy (National Trade Academy – Canterbury)
- NZ Primary Industries Trades Academy (Primary ITO)
- Primary Industries Trades Academy (Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre)
- School of Secondary Tertiary Studies (Manukau Institute of Technology)
- MIT Trades Academy (Manukau Institute of Technology)
- Taranaki Trades Academy (Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki)
- U-Skills Central Schools Trades Academy (Universal College of Learning (UCOL))
- Waikato Trades Academy (Waikato Institute of Technology)
- Wellington Trades Academy (Wellington Institute of Technology)
Trades Academy profiles can be found on the Youth Guarantee website.
Minister announces extra 600 Trades Academy places available from 2016
In October 2015, the Government announced an extra 600 Trades Academy places per year will be available for secondary school students from 2016. This is on top of 340 already funded in Budget 2015.
The additional places are funded from a transfer from Youth Guarantee fees-free funding to Trades Academies. This is $21 million over 2016 to 2019, with $4.610 million in 2020 and outyears.
In 2016, the availability of Youth Guarantee fees-free places will be the same as 2015, with 9,900 places available.
From 2017, the number of Youth Guarantee fees-free places will reduce slightly, in line with the decline in demand from young people.
Details of this announcement can be found on the Government’s Beehive website.