GATEWAY is a programme initiated and funded by the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC).
The GATEWAY programme is designed to strengthen the pathway for Year 12 and 13 students to progress from school to the workplace.
It provides students with structured workplace learning, across a wide range of industries and businesses, while they continue to study at school.
Students are given the opportunity to ‘test drive’ their career choices, while gaining valuable ‘real’ experience and ‘real’ learning. GATEWAY gives students confidence to make a smooth transition from school to work.
Students apply to be accepted onto the GATEWAY programme.
If successful, an individual learning plan is put into place and a suitable work placement found.
Students attend their GATEWAY placement generally for one day per week for up to 10 weeks. There are options to complete a placement during the holidays.
Students will gain skills and knowledge and their workplace learning assessed.
The GATEWAY programme requires that students complete a minimum of 20 industry based credits while on placement.
Gateway work placements will take place during terms one, two and three.
The Mt Roskill Gateway Programme is an individual programme with a learning plan implemented for each student. The plan is developed around student’s career interests and relevant Unit Standards, usually at NCEA Level 2 and 3.
Gateway opportunities are available in areas such as: