Silvie Watts WAS

Gateway Co-ordinator

Course Information


What is Gateway

  • The Program offers structured workplace learning to Senior Learners in all schools

  • The Program assists schools to make learning relevant and to broaden student’s options by offering a mixture of traditional and workplace learning

  • The Program strengthens links between schools and businesses

  • Learner work experience offers Employers the benefit of enhanced staff recruitment and selection

About us
Gateway is a work experience program run throughout New Zealand secondary schools. Learners choose the area of work that they would like to gain experience in and they are then placed with an employer one day per week in terms 2 and 3.

The Gateway class time is used to do practical unit standards, such as Health & Safety in the workplace, First Aid and Preparing a C.V.  The class time is also used to catch up on work the learner has missed while on work experience.

The types of work experience suited to Gateway include the following: Trades, such as Building, Electrical & Plumbing, Hairdressing, Travel & Tourism, Hospitality, Vet Nursing, Retail and Early Childhood.

Please contact Silvie Watts if you have any questions about the Gateway Program on 424 9177 ext. 239 or silviewa@wgpcollege.school.nz

Why have the Program?

  • To enable schools to broaden their range of learning opportunities

  • To enhance school relationships with local communities

  • To enhance relationships between schools, industry training and other education providers and businesses

  • To assist in the development of a national skilled workforce

WGP College Gateway Program

  • Up to 50 Placements available in 2020 for senior learners

  • Enrolment Criteria

  • Selection by interview

  • Run in classes as an option line

  • Core Generic / Industry Unit Standards

  • Learners in workplace learning one day per week from terms two and three

  • Credits count towards NCEA Record of Learning

  • Learners will gain workplace Unit Standards and be assessed by a qualified assessor.

  • Learners will work to a theory based Learning Plan linked to their practical work place experience.

  • Work placements are to be sourced by learners as part of their work ready development.


Application Pack




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