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Nationwide shortage of builders in New Zealand

Nationwide shortage of builders in New Zealand

With building consents up across New Zealand, there is a shortage of apprentices and labourers to do the work, and that doesn’t look like changing anytime soon. In their latest Activity and Labour Trends report (April 2015), the Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO) predicts that the “Nationwide construction spending is expected to continue to underpin economic growth over 2015 and 2016.”  The issue for builders and building compani...
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Meet our Panel and Paint Tutor Phil

Meet our Panel and Paint Tutor Phil

When Phil Morunga signed up to a panel beating course at Regent Training Centre, he never expected that he would go on to become a tutor himself - inspiring generations of young people to reach their dreams and begin a new career path. Having completed the course himself, Phil understands the pressures that come with juggling study and home life, however he believes in giving every student the chance to succeed in a trade which is close to his heart. The Panel and Paint programme h...
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Inspiration to start the new week

Inspiration to start the new week

“Follow your dreams” people say, but what happens if you don’t know what you want to do?  “What will be, will be” say other people, but does that mean you should just sit and wait for something to happen?    At Regent Training Centre we believe that you can make your dreams come true but that your “Dreams won’t work until you do” meaning there has to be some effort on from you.  However, Regent Training Centre can h...
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Meet the Tutor – Robbie Rollo Building Skills

Meet the Tutor – Robbie Rollo Building Skills

At Regent Training Centre we take pride in how well our Tutors can guide and support students through their qualifications.  Over the next few months we will introduce you to our Tutors in a series of staff profiles.  We will start with one of our building Tutors, Robbie.  A self-proclaimed graduate of the school of hard knocks, Robbie Rollo knows what it’s like to struggle at school and, as a builder by trade, has made it his mission to provide for his family and ...
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Take the first step...

Take the first step...

At Regent Training Centre, it doesn’t matter where you have been, what you have done, or not done.  Here, on our campuses, you have the chance to create your reality, find your new path and make the future happen now. It doesn’t matter that education didn’t work out for you in the past, at Regent Training Centre, with our practical learning programmes, our encouraging and caring teaching staff, and our safe, supportive campuses your future doesn’t have ...
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Come to our Open Day today!

Come to our Open Day today!

Come on down to our campuses in Kerikeri, Whangarei (Avenues) and New Lynn today to be part of the fun!  Our Open Day is today across the 3 campuses where you will free food, prizes for dance or basketball comp’s.  You will have the chance to try out a sumo suit in Auckland, test your building and auto skills for prizes in Whangarei and across all sites including Kerikeri, there will be the opportunity to win a smartphone thanks to Skinny Mobile if you apply on the day. ...
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There is still time to enrol for 2015!

There is still time to enrol for 2015!

If you are looking for a practical, hands on course, then Regent Training Centre can help.  Our free courses for 16-19 year olds are designed for learners who like to “do” rather than just watch or listen.  Our focus is on helping you to achieve nationally recognised qualifications to get you started on a new career path or onto higher studies. We still have limited places available to new students at our Auckland, Whangarei and Kerikeri campuses.  So wha...
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Regent Training Centre Open Day

Regent Training Centre Open Day

The countdown is on to the Regent Training Centre Open Day happening on Wednesday the 11th of February!  We will be open in 3 locations: 29 Maunu Road, Whangarei: 1 Portgage Road, New Lynn, Auckland: 6 Mill Lane, Kerikeri. For a day of fun and learning – much like any day on campus that our enrolled students have – come along and get involved.  Maybe you want to try a Sumo Suit and some wrestling? Shoot a few hoops?  Wow us with some crazy dance...
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Free courses that are nationally recognised

Free courses that are nationally recognised

Did you know that Regent Training Centre can offer FREE courses to those aged 16-19 years? (Even 15 year olds with a Ministry of Education exemption).  And did you also know that each Regent Training Centre free course leads to a nationally recognised qualification that employers can appreciate?  Well, we do all that, and what’s more we do all this for you  in an encouraging and supportive environment. Automotive?  FREE! Gain 2 National Certificates. B...
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Create options for your future with RTC!

Create options for your future with RTC!

Regent Training Centre wants to make it as easy as possible for you get learning, so that you can start earning $$$ by studying one of our free courses.  So we let you start your programme of choice on any day of the working week! Come in and see us, or fill out an online enquiry form and you can get started as soon as possible, maybe even the same day.  We have a trial period so you can get to know us better, and during that time you will even have the option to swap to ...
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  • Kia kaha

  • Manaakitanga to all

    “No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background or his religion.  People learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to lo...
  • Come visit us at Whānau at the Falls Community Day!

    RTC is happy to support and be in attendance at the Whānau at the Falls Community Day on Saturday, 16 March.  The event is scheduled to run from 12pm to 4pm that day. The kaupapa of the day, as...
  • RTC's new karakia

    Staff and students at RTC have worked together to come up with a new RTC karakia for our campuses to share to open our day and to close our day, every day: Kia whakapapa pounamu te moana Hei huara...
  • Client feedback for Regent Training Centre

    At Regent Training Centre we like to receive your feedback.  What follows below is a letter from one of Training for Work clients, who because of his effort and Regent Training Centre is now...
  • Possible Choices for a New NZ flag

    So, the Flag Consideration Panel has released the 40 new designs available for an NZ flag, should Kiwi’s decide that a new flag is wanted.  No surprises really, that many, if not most, have...
  • Christmas Wishes From Everyone at Regent Training Centre

    Meri Kirihimete! Merry Christmas! Sretan Bozic! Shub Naya Baras! Feliz Navidad! Fröhliche Weihnachten! La Maunia Le Kilisimasi Ma Le Tausaga Fou! Milad Majid! Sheng Dan Kuai Le!
  • NCEA results not what you hoped for? What now?

    The National Educational Achievement Certificate (NCEA) results have now been made known across New Zealand.  For many the results are not as good as they would have hoped for, and they have n...