Senior students on the Gateway programme have enjoyed gaining practical experience together with industry-based qualifications across a range of industries and businesses while continuing with their studies at school. Christchurch Boys’ High School Gateway students gain a “real life” look at future career paths, explore selected industries and work with local businesses one day a week. These business relationships form an important part of Christchurch Boys’ High School’s links with our local community. Our students benefit by developing necessary employment skills and making valuable industry contacts whilst evaluating their career choices. Employers benefit by having access to future trainees and employees and by contributing to growth and training in their industry and local community. Some of our past Gateway students are now supervising and training our current Gateway students.
The Gateway programme has resulted in positive outcomes for some of our students this year.
Congratulations to Luke Sullivan who accepted a building apprenticeship with LM Built in July, Max McGillivray who was offered an electrical apprenticeship with IES Group and Blake Clements who has accepted a building apprenticeship with Gardiner Builders.