“Dare to dream! Back when I was a welding student I’d never have dreamed that one day I would make history, by helping to create a solid bronze pātaka taonga (storage house) for the United Nations. That’s where this course can take you – it’s your springboard to some very big projects, from one-off bridges, to skyscrapers, to sculptures. Your imagination is your only limitation!”

“Teaching is something that brings the greatest rewards further down the track. There’s nothing better than running into a former student who tells you how much they love their career.”

“Once you’ve nailed the basics of welding, a world of opportunities opens up. You can get into heavy fabrication, contracting, creative projects…there are so many different paths in this industry.”