Gateway Programme

The GATEWAY Programme to tertiary study, apprenticeships or working life …

The Gateway Programme provides ‘structured workplace learning’ for students who have an idea of a possible future job or career they wish to explore.  The programme offers senior students 10 days of unpaid work experience (one day per week) to go hand in hand with studying industry-related credits towards NCEA qualifications and a Vocational Pathway.
Gateway students must display key work skills such as excellent communication, good time management, team player skills, organisational skills and self-motivation.  Students need to be able to manage their college learning programme as well as studying Gateway unit standards at Level 2 and 3.  Students are selected by interviews.
Some industries within the programme are: 
Animal Care, Building & Construction, Business Administration, Education (incl ECE), Electrical, Engineering, Furniture & Joinery, Hairdressing (incl Beauty Therapy), Horticulture, Hospitality (incl Chefing), Media, Motor Industries, Plumbing, Printing & Design, Public Sector (incl Customs, Fire, NZDF, Police), Retail, Road Transport, Sport & Recreation, Sports Turf, Telecommunications, Tourism (incl Hotel Management), Other (incl Fashion, Event Management).
At the end of the Gateway Programme,  our students pathway on to tertiary study, part time work and/or gain apprenticeships.
Gateway is also looking for companies who are keen to develop young people within their industries and are able to provide work experience.  We would love to hear from you.
Contact Esther Harvey, Gateway Coordinator, in the Student Services Centre on ph.  09 627 0600 ext 745.

The Gateway Programme experience to a Vocational Pathway …

Vocational Pathway:  Social and Community Services Sector
Industry:  Health

Let me introduce Meera Patel.  Meera is a Year 12  student who has a passion for children’s health.  She is buzzing because her Gateway Work Placement is with Plunket NZ in Henderson.  She has an extensive 10 day timetable, working alongside NZ Plunket’s finest nurses, for her placement but for her first day, she will be out and about on the Plunket NZ Immunisation Bus – very exciting!!!  Alongside her work placement, Meera is working hard with a Porse Tutor, completing unit standards which help her understand children’s health and hygiene. 
Meera Patel

Vocational Pathway:  Services Industries Sector                

Industry:  Retail


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Amina Moton
The Red Shirts in Schools Programme operating in conjunction with The Warehouse provides a Customer Service Award for secondary school students.  Students learn essential work skills such as communication skills, personal presentation, product knowledge and team work while they are in the workplace.  Students achieve 27 credits towards the National Certificate in Retail (Level 2) and the Retail Apprenticeship programme.
This year we have 20 students on the programme in The Warehouse stores in Auckland.  Amina Moton, Kiriffi Leilua, Sini Taufa, Abdul Nasim and Victor Manavahetau are just a few who are learning some fantastic life-long learning skills.
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Sini Taufa
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Abdul Nasim and Victor Manavahetau

Vocational Pathway:  Manufacturing and Technology Sector
Industry:  Aeronautical Engineering

Reuel Namburi and Sean Wolsey had to go through a very rigorous application process to get into the Air New Zealand Gateway Programme.  They were very excited to hear that they were accepted for the programme.  Only 10 students are accepted for this programme each year and this year two Lynfield College students succeeded.
What will they be doing?  They have joined 8 students from other Auckland schools in the Air New Zealand hangars at the Mangere Airport.  They are working with a various engineers who work on different aspects of aviation engineering - fuselage, wings, avionics, parts department, engines and so on.  This experience provides them with knowledge of the industry to help them make better decisions for their career future.
At the same time, Reuel and Sean are well on their way to completing 20 credits in Service IQ aviation unit standards towards the Gateway Programme as well as balancing normal school work.
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Image supplied by Air New Zealand

Vocational Pathway:  Services Industries Sector
Industry:  Hospitality – Culinary Arts

Food … is Michael Davis’s passion.  Michael has completed a Gateway Placement at the Novotel Hotel in Greenlane.  The Novotel Hotel is an Accor hotel which is just part of an international chain of hotels (Pullman, Sofitel, Ibis and Mercure) that grows and develops their staff into different roles.

Michael was able to ‘prep’ awesome food for hotel guests, learn new food techniques and skills.  In fact, Michael’s passion for food, his great work ethic, communication skills and ability to work as a team have just earned him a part-time job offer.  When asked how he felt about that, the response was, “Are you kidding?!  How do I feel?!?!?!" accompanied by a huge grin.  According to Michael’s chef-in-charge, Michael has a great sense of humour, which is a definite “plus” in the hospitality industry.
Alongside the practical workplace, Michael studies Hospitality – Catering at school, allowing him to apply learning to practice.
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