Trades Academy

RLHS Trade Academy programme aims to get our young students engaged in education, and equip tomorrow’s workforce with relevant skills by linking with the wider industry training system.


The purpose of the programme is to: 

  • motivate more students to stay engaged in learning and training by providing them with a greater number of options for study;
  • provide students with clear pathways post-school by giving them a head start on training for vocational qualifications and smooth access to employment; and
  • improve the responsiveness of schools to business and economic needs.


Students in Years 11 to 13, interested in a career in trades or technology, will be able to combine study at a Trades Academy with studies towards their NCEA.