Our Mission

The Academy mission is to operate a model of trades’ education encompassing all of Northland (Taitokerau) which is inclusive of all schools and their communities but is not based on a one size fits all approach.

Alec Solomon (Tikipunga High School), Jim Luders (Northland College), Jack Saxon (Kaitaia College) and Elaine Delaney (Kamo High School) make up the management team, along with Denise Jelicich, the Manager of Te Taitokerau Trades Academy (TTTA).

Our Goals
Raise Maori student achievement in line with the ‘Engaging Taitamariki in Learning Strategy’
Engage students into higher learning by introducing practical and relevant life skills
Provide programmes that encourage students to remain at school
Identify career opportunities and pathways for students
Achieve higher education outcomes for students
Deliver programmes to students within a protected and nurturing environment
Encourage involvement of iwi/community and industry partners