Māori and Pasifika Trades Training (MPTT)

Taranaki Futures leads a consortia which manages the delivery of Māori and Pasifika Trades Training in the region. MPTT provides fees-free training for Māori and Pasifika students (aged 16-40) for selected courses at WITT. 

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MPTT Coordinator

Sandra Lichtwark is the Māori and Pasifika
Trades Training Coordinator

Sandra's contact details: 

Landline: 0800 948 896 ext. 8733 
Cellphone: 021 192 6355 
Office: WITT, Bell Street, New Plymouth, Room AD120 

Maori and Pasifika

Transport and accommodation

Transport and Accommodation are the responsibility of whānau and families. All MPTT students are fully enrolled WITT students who therefore have access to WITT student support services including transport and accommodation. Services on Connector Bus and public Citylink bus services are free for WITT students. 

Taranaki Futures


Taranaki Futures holds the contract to deliver Māori and Pasifika Trades Training in the Taranaki Region.

Māori and Pasifika Trades Training numbers grow in 2017

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Scholarship Applications

Apply now for the MPTT Scholarship or register your interest and we will be in touch.  Some courses fill fast.  Apply Now.

Download the forms here:

Application Form

Information Form


Course Information

2018 Course informtion coming soon. All courses are delivered by Western Institute of Technology at Taranaki (WITT)

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can I apply even if I will be turning 40 years old during the course? Yes

2. How many scholarships are available? Limited scholarship places are available.

3. Do I have to be Māori or Pasifika living in Taranaki? Yes. Other regions have their own courses.

4. How will I learn English and Maths skills? Literacy and Numeracy are included in the course.