Mentor impressed with skill level

Monday June 22, 2015 Written by Published in Education
Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) Plumbing and Gasfi tting lecturer Ron Heywood sharing his knowledge with a student at the Cook Islands Trade and Training Institute Trade Centre in Arorangi yesterday (Friday). Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) Plumbing and Gasfi tting lecturer Ron Heywood sharing his knowledge with a student at the Cook Islands Trade and Training Institute Trade Centre in Arorangi yesterday (Friday).

A VISITING trade lecturer is impressed with the skill level of aspiring tradesmen in the Cook Islands.

Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) Plumbing and Gasfitting lecturer Ron Heywood says it is a good sign for the industry on the island.

Heywood paid a visit to the Cook Islands Trade and Training Institute (CITTI) Trade Centre in Arorangi on Friday and shared his knowledge with the students.

His trip is part of a skills scholarship which he received four years ago.

The scholarship allows him to visit various places and impart his knowledge and skills to the upcoming tradesmen. 

“This year I thought I want to do it so much that I will use my holiday to do it.

 So instead of working on the work days when all the pressure is on, I thought I will use my free time,” Heywood, who is in the country on a holiday, says.

The New Zealander used his time to teach the students basic brazing and welding skills which can be useful in different fields.

“It sometimes take three to four weeks for boys in my class to learn the skills that these guys have learnt in two days.

 I’m so impressed with the boys (here).” 

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