Top of the South Trades Academy (TOTSTA)

What is Trades Academy?

The Top of the South Trades Academy is a joint initiative between NMIT, Whenua Iti Outdoor Education Centre and local high schools in the Nelson-Marlborough region. The Academy has been operating since 2012 and is a very popular option for students seeking further trades training and experience.

2021 Trades Academy Courses:

Students who are selected to be a part of the Trades Academy will train one day a week (usually Friday) at NMIT’s Nelson campus, or at live-in ‘block’ courses at Whenua Iti Outdoors.

Students apply through the school for a place in the Academy. As numbers are limited, students will be interviewed before placements are made.  Application form can be found here.

For further information about the Top of the South Trades Academy, visit the TOTSTA website or Facebook page