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Construction trades

Carpentry graduate Tim Crawford says his time at Ara was awesome, and even better than he’d expected.

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Tim Crawford

Carpentry graduate Jo enjoyed the hands-on nature of her studies, and the support from her tutors and fellow students.

Jo

Engineering trades

Engineering trades graduate Tyrone Hellyer works at EPL in Christchurch. His studies gave him a 'foot in the door' to gaining an apprenticeship as a fitter and turner.

Tyrone Hellyer

Electrical trades

Blair Chamberlain says doing a pre-trade course at Ara helped him get an apprenticeship.

Blair Chamberlain