Fostering a vibrant and sustainable engineering sector by attracting and developing engineers for the future.
Engineering Your Future
Engineering in its many forms offers variety, the chance to progress your career and may provide an opportunity to own your own business.
More than 25,000 people are in employed in manufacturing in Waikato; a big contributor to new Zealand exports. This vital industry largely services on-farm engineering requirements, transportation, food processing and packaging. Many businesses create exports in their own right, producing and exporting engineering plant and equipment world-wide.
WECA (Waikato Engineering Careers Association) member companies cover a wide range of engineering practices and employ more than 2000 engineering staff between them.
Employers, looking for entry-level staff and able to offer training? Check out Mana in Mahi here.
➢ Are innovative and future-focused
➢ Attract and develop current and next generation engineers
➢ Focus on quality people, processes and products
Check out Engineering Career Pathways here.
Engineering employers, list entry-level work opportunities for young people here. It's free.
Waikato is New Zealand's hub of Engineering Excellence! Find out more about living and working in this vibrant, growing region here.
Meet the board: Chair Dave Stuart (Stafford Engineering), Shelley Wilson (Wintec), Mike Welten (NDA), Keith Fraser (Alto Packaging), Bart Engelsman (Active Plastics) and Pr Mark Dyer (University of Waikato).