Māori and Pasifika Trades Training (MPTT)

Build Your Career With The Right Support

Māori and Pasifika Trades Training (MPTT) is a fees-free scholarship offered exclusively for Māori and Pasifika people aged between 16 and 40. Gain skills and experience in a MPTT approved trades programme and step into a trades career. Cultural programmes, work ready skills and whānau involvement are an important part of MPTT.

With MPTT you will:

  • Get support from a dedicated coordinator to help you on campus and into a job, apprenticeship or further studies
  • Enjoy cultural development opportunities
  • Be part of the MPTT group of students – make new connections
  • Access Learner Support Funding to get you set up with what you need to succeed
  • Develop an Independent Learning Plan
  • Have workshops to support your learning and get you work ready

Study options

Bakery 3 17 weeks 2
Cookery 3 17 weeks 1
4 34 weeks 1 or 2
Food & Beverage 3 17 weeks 1 or 2
4 17 weeks 1
Electrical Engineering Theory 3 34 weeks 1
Mechanical Engineering 3 34 weeks 1 or 2
Construction Trade Skills (carpentry) 3 34 weeks 1 or 2
Automotive Engineering 3 34 weeks 1
Agriculture (vehicles, machinery and infrastructure) 3 15 weeks Anytime
Agriculture (farming systems) 3 26 weeks Anytime
Beauty Therapy 4 34 weeks 1 or 2
Hair dressing (salon support) 3 34 weeks 1
Health and Wellbeing (healthcare Assistance Strand) 3 21 weeks 1 or 2

Maori and Pasifika

To find out more or apply contact:

Melody Te Patu 
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Coordinator
0800 948 896 ext. 8733 
021 192 6355 
WITT, Bell Street, New Plymouth, Room AD120


Taranaki Futures

Taranaki MPTT Consortia

Taranaki Futures holds the contract to deliver Māori and Pasifika Trades Training (MPTT) in the Taranaki Region. Delivery is run by a consortia - a group of employers, educators, iwi and Pasifika representatives that govern the kaupapa and make connections for our ākonga (learners). Teaching and learning occurs at WITT. 

Angela Ferguson - WITT
Arun Chaudhari - Taranaki Chamber of Commerce
Cheree Menzies - Feats and Taranaki Futures Trustee
Eme Makatoa - Vaimoana Pasifika
Glenice Houghton - Houghton's Plumbing and Gas
Gloria Campbell - Ministry of Social Development
Graeme Fairclough - BCITO
Jarrad Martin - Kinetic-Electric
Josh Robertson - Vaimoana Pasifika
Ken Taiapa - WITT
Mataiva Robertson - Vaimoana Pasifika
Roena Ruakere Te Uira - Te Puni Kōkiri (TPK)
Will Edwards - Te Kupenga Matauranga o Taranaki
Jacqui King - Parininihi ki Waitotara (PKW)
Katrina Mayo - The Skills Organisation


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