Employment opportunities in the Manawatu are already opening up for graduates of UCOL’s new Diploma in Construction.
UCOL’s Executive Dean of Trades and Technology Kelly Gay says UCOL consulted with the construction industry before deciding to introduce the programme, from February next year. “Without exception, employers were enthusiastic, saying they need these graduates.”
The one year programme includes training in Quantity Surveying, Management and Architectural Technician skills. Graduates can expect employment as building merchants and suppliers, building subcontractors, construction managers for residential and commercial properties, building inspectors, and in property management, insurance, and interior design or drafting.
Architect Brian Elliott, from design group Stapleton Elliott, says the new qualification will provide graduates who are greatly needed in the construction industry. “Until now industry technicians have been few and far between in the Manawatu. That includes management, quantity surveying and architectural technicians. There are vacancies waiting to be filled by these graduates.” Read More: “Jobs waiting for UCOL Construction graduates”…