• 2011 & 2012 Top Dog Awards

    We were delighted to recently present TOP DOG Awards to Elemoni Moana (2011, left) and Reece Bermingham (2012, right). Both students went to Whangarei Boys High School. The TOP DOG Award, in memory of Truck Stop's Jock Caldwell, is presented to the highest achieving Youth Into Industry...

  • Student Challenge

    At the Whangarei Summer Show, Barge Park, Saturday December 8 2012 we had a brilliant time putting talented and motivated young people through their paces during our Student Challenge. Six students (aged from 13 - 18) took part in the challenge and all of them displayed great listening skills,...

  • Stepping Up

    In 2011 Winstone Aggregates Otaika Quarry in Whangarei took part in a new local initiative to encourage more young people to pursue a career in Civil Industry and Infrastructure. Named Youth Into Industry, the success of the programme has opened a new door into seeking employment in Civil...

  • Teenagers dig operator training

    Local teenage boys were so keen to learn about trucks and machinery that they gave up school holidays to attend the Youth into Industry training programme in Whangarei. Large companies were impressed with the boys' enthusiasm and supported Youth into Industry by providing top-quality...

  • 2012 Course is Up and Running!

    Youth Into Industry 2012 kicked off last month with an intensive induction week at the end of May. Seven students, from Whangarei Boys, Tikipungau and Kamo High Schools signed up for the programme to see if a career in Infrastructure is in their future. Alistair McIntyre is the Youth Into...

  • Learn to Earn

    Doug the Digger creator Alistair McIntyre has been a driving force in encouraging young people to value education and work hard at school, no matter what kind of job they want to do when they grow up. Having struggled to see the point of schoolwork when he himself was a boy, heavy machinery-mad...

  • Ready for Success

    In 2011, six students who stayed with the scheme right through to the end passed all 11 papers, ranging from level one workplace safety and employee timeliness through to level two small plant and equipment maintenance and level three identification of services on a construction site. Over the year...

  • Digging up training success

    Local teenager Elemoni Moana couldn't stop grinning as he accepted his Youth Into Industry award from Whangarei Mayor Morris Cutforth. The 18-year-old Whangarei Boys' High School student and peers Aidan Geard and Cameron Shayler received their Level 1 Basic Traffic Controller certificates at...

2011 & 2012 Top Dog Awards
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We were delighted to recently present TOP DOG Awards to Elemoni Moana (2011, left) and Reece Bermingham (2012, right). Both students went to Whangarei Boys High School. The TOP DOG Award, in memory of Truck Stop's Jock Caldwell, is presented to the highest achieving Youth Into Industry student each year. Originally published in the February 2013 Doug the Digger Roadshow...

Student Challenge
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At the Whangarei Summer Show, Barge Park, Saturday December 8 2012 we had a brilliant time putting talented and motivated young people through their paces during our Student Challenge. Six students (aged from 13 - 18) took part in the challenge and all of them displayed great listening skills, put pen to paper and showed soft, smooth and skilful operation when at the digger...

Stepping Up
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In 2011 Winstone Aggregates Otaika Quarry in Whangarei took part in a new local initiative to encourage more young people to pursue a career in Civil Industry and Infrastructure. Named Youth Into Industry, the success of the programme has opened a new door into seeking employment in Civil Contracting for its graduates, and has also provided local operators with a renewed confidence in...

Teenagers dig operator training
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Local teenage boys were so keen to learn about trucks and machinery that they gave up school holidays to attend the Youth into Industry training programme in Whangarei. Large companies were impressed with the boys' enthusiasm and supported Youth into Industry by providing top-quality instructors to help the teenagers achieve NZQA accreditation for unit standards. The training...

2012 Course is Up and Running!
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Youth Into Industry 2012 kicked off last month with an intensive induction week at the end of May. Seven students, from Whangarei Boys, Tikipungau and Kamo High Schools signed up for the programme to see if a career in Infrastructure is in their future. Alistair McIntyre is the Youth Into Industry Programme coordinator and was responsible for its launch in 2010. By the following year the...

Learn to Earn
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Doug the Digger creator Alistair McIntyre has been a driving force in encouraging young people to value education and work hard at school, no matter what kind of job they want to do when they grow up. Having struggled to see the point of schoolwork when he himself was a boy, heavy machinery-mad Alistair has used his success as a published writer to become involved in the Duffy's Books in Schools...

Ready for Success
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In 2011, six students who stayed with the scheme right through to the end passed all 11 papers, ranging from level one workplace safety and employee timeliness through to level two small plant and equipment maintenance and level three identification of services on a construction site. Over the year they also completed a number of projects at the Quarry Gardens, upgrading walking tracks and...

Digging up training success
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Local teenager Elemoni Moana couldn't stop grinning as he accepted his Youth Into Industry award from Whangarei Mayor Morris Cutforth. The 18-year-old Whangarei Boys' High School student and peers Aidan Geard and Cameron Shayler received their Level 1 Basic Traffic Controller certificates at last week's Youth Into Industry awards. The training programme -- conceived by Alistair...