Member benefits

Become a WECA member.

The voice of engineering in the Waikato

Joining WECA is an opportunity to support an organisation actively promoting Waikato as New Zealand's Centre of Engineering Excellence.


To foster a vibrant and sustainable engineering sector by attracting and developing engineers for the future.

Why join?

As a member of WECA, the Waikato Engineering Careers Association, your company belongs to New Zealand’s only engineering careers association. WECA is known throughout the region for working to combat skills shortages by intensifying interest in the sector with excellent connections, communications and a number of well attended events and activities throughout the year.

WECA represents engineering across the board, including mechanical, plastics, electrical and civil.

Membership gives your company a voice in shaping the industry's future and a return on investment by making key connections with other companies and educators, a voice at central and local government, being part of external communications and activities promoting engineering as a career, and having input into education, training and career paths.

Check out our presentation for new members and sponsors here.
WECA members:
  • Are innovative and future-focused
  • Attract and develop current and next generation engineers
  • Focus on quality people, processes and products
WECA board:

Chair Dave Stuart (Stafford Engineering), Shelley Wilson (Wintec), Mike Welten (NDA), Pr. Mark Dyer (University of Waikato), Keith Fraser (Alto Packaging) and Bart Engelsman (Active Plastics).

Introductory memberships

WECA is offering introductory memberships at a reduced rate in 2018 and 2019 to add value to all members by boosting numbers and giving new members the opportunity to see the value of belonging. Membership offers engineering businesses large and small the opportunity to be represented in a wide range of activities, from being heard at Economic Development level to coming face-to-face with hundreds of future engineers. For more benefits check out our key activities below. 

What members say about WECA:

WECA connects Waikato's engineering sector.


Membership helps profile our business as a proactive, premium company.


The value is in the contribution WECA makes to the engineering industry generally.


The larger WECA companies are a great resource and mentor for smaller companies. I have made some good business friends through WECA.


Benefits include networking within the WECA membership and giving engineering a point of contact to improve communications when dealing with government agencies.


To find out more about joining, email [email protected] today.

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