New Zealand’s first Pacific Trades PTE

OCA has achieved NZQA accreditation to become New Zealand’s first Pacific Trades Private Training Establishment (PTE).

From early 2016 we will offer a range of vocational training pathways including engineering, building and construction, retail, hospitality and accommodation.

OCA’s General Manager Anthony Tu’itahi says achieving NZQA accreditation is a critical step in the set up of NZ’s first Trades PTE owned an led by Pacific people for Pacific people.

“Being accredited means OCA can deliver NZQA-approved programmes and our accreditation confirms that NZQA considers us capable of delivering them within our unique programme delivery framework designed to support Pacific youth through to employment,” he says.

“It’s an exciting step and major milestone for us and will ultimately enable us to get more young Pacific people into higher-paying skilled employment within industry.”

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