In what has been a challenging year for us all, OCA students, families, partners, and stakeholders celebrated our students' achievement yesterday. What an amazing group of young people making their parents and community proud. Check out the photos of our latest graduates and the largest cohort we've had since the start of Oceania Careers Academy. [...]
At age 18, Ezra Cossill can’t imagine doing anything else than what he does now as an apprentice carpenter/builder. Of Samoan and European descent and born and raised in Manurewa, Ezra says the opportunity to study a trade came about while he was attending James Cook High School. He started studying the National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering Levels 1 and 2 through the OCA Trades at Schools programme.
Like many teenagers, Joe Nuku wasn’t sure where his future career lay. But when his school, Papakura High, hosted an introduction to careers seminar, one about trades grabbed his attention.