Free training options contribute to TPP enrolment jump


Almost twice as many people have enrolled to study at Tai Poutini Polytechnic (TPP) in 2021 compared with
this time last year.

As at the beginning of November 2020, enrolments for semester one 2021 programmes had reached nearly
70% of the enrolment target, compared to 40% at the same time last year.

Mequa Hourston, Leader – Engagement says interest in trades training and free study options had
contributed to the jump in enrolments.

“There’s high demand for our popular outdoor education, ski patrol, jade and hardstone carving and digger
school programmes, and we’re also seeing increased interest in other trades programmes such as carpentry
and automotive engineering.

The Government’s Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund (TTAF) means study is free for all students
across a range of TPP programmes including carpentry, civil plant operation (digger school), agriculture and
mechanical engineering.

Applications for enrolment in all of these programmes – and right across TPP – remain open. Whether
you’re just getting started in your career or looking to change focus, there are some great study options at
TPP. Give us a call, visit the website or email us to find out more.

Call TPP on 0800 800 411, email or head to

For more information contact:
Mequa Hourston, Leader - Engagement
DDI: 03 7699 405 | Mobile: 027 237 5844 | email: