Launch it, School to Work is a TEC funded programme where MAST Academy works with employers and schools to help create career pathways for Year 12 and 13 students. This programme allows the student to experience the marine or composites industries while still earning credits towards completion of NCEA qualifications.
MAST Academy matches a learner with a marine or composites employer and typically, selected students will be employed on a part-time basis (usually 1 or 2 days per week – or as agreed by the school and employer) for all or part of the school year. Students will work towards earning industry unit standard credits at Level 2 or 3 that will be awarded towards NCEA. Students will attend school for the remaining days per week. MAST Academy will develop a learning plan for each student and will assess and report credits gained in the workplace.
Marine, Marina, Composites
4 - 9 months
Customised learning plan
Featuring Launch it, School to Work trainees who are currently completing the MAST Academy mechanical apprenticeships of Power Boat Systems and Servicing and Marine Systems Engineering.
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