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Brayden Hikiwai Light Fabrication Engineer

After Brayden left James Hargest College he enrolled in the July 2007 ACE Engineering programme which was held over 20, instead of the usual 38, weeks at the Southern Institute of Technology.

The condensed pre apprenticeship programme allowed Brayden to complete all the requirements of the course in a shorter period of time, thus allowing him to begin his apprenticeship earlier than previously would have been the case.

Southern Group Training employed Brayden as an Industry Trainee for the duration of the ACE programme and placed him in full time paid work experience with different companies for four, two week periods of time. This provided Brayden with relevant engineering work experience and better enabled him to make a more informed decision as to which engineering career path he wished to follow at the completion of the ACE pre apprenticeship programme.

Brayden has since being employed by Sheet Metalcraft as a Light Fabrication Engineering Modern Apprentice.