Student Profile

Aaron Wilson - Painting (Trade)

Aaron Wilson - Painting (Trade)

“I was painting in Auckland then relocated up here and needed to re-train and get trade qualified so I could run my own business.  At a NorthTec open night I looked into transport, but instead I was advised to simply upskill in painting because I already had the experience and there’s a good demand for it.”

“The stand-out here is the tutor. He creates a great learning environment, manages the group well, and makes it easy to ask questions. Working out the pricing and quotes and quantities is a challenge for me but the tutor explains things well and is genuinely passionate about the trade. Everyone is focussed here, and to any young person looking to educate themselves, you couldn’t do better than NorthTec.”

“We’re doing some exciting projects like the Otamatea marae and it’s great to be giving back to the community as we develop our skills. I’ll be a better painter for the experience.”

“I’ll continue to level 4 painting then I’m going to do a small business course here so that I can run my own business well. Ultimately I’d like to manage a team probably doing spray painting of both interiors and exteriors. ”