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...

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...

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...