NorthTec has a range of hands-on programmes that are ideal for teens wanting to learn new skills and build a real career.
These are not one-size-fits-all programmes, you’ll learn in a supportive whānau-like environment and study alongside people of all ages. You won’t be stuck in a classroom all day as our programmes are project-based, with lots of hands-on work and field trips.
Students who began their journey here have progressed all the way to degrees and careers; turning their dreams into reality.
The Youth Guarantee scheme is an initiative that provides up to two years of full-time skills-based training for 16 – 19 year olds, free of charge. It will help you to gain practical qualifications and set you up for a range of career options.
You must be at least 16 - 19 years of age at the start of the Youth Guarantee programme
You must be a New Zealand citizen or have New Zealand permanent residency
It is valid for two years of free full-time study in a level 1-3 programme in foundation skills, trades, business or cultural areas.
Learn more about the Youth Guarantee Initiative here.
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Discover study options close to home. We offer programmes throughout the Northland and Auckland regions.
Find study options that suits you. NorthTec offers programmes ranging from foundation, certificate, diploma and degree levels.