• EVolocity Launch 2020

    Join us to launch
    EVolocity Waikato 2020
    and for an exciting WECA announcement!

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    When: Thursday March 5th, 4pm to 6.30pm
    Where: Wintec Rotokauri Campus, 51 Akoranga Rd
    What: Join us to launch EVolocity 2020: Design, Build and Race an electric vehicle schools programme.
    RSVP NOW [email protected]

    We will be announcing an exciting, new 2020 Waikato Engineering Career Pathways Roadshow - a fun and active way for employers, managers and industry leads to connect with, and inspire, the engineers of the future.   

    [Student teams will race to electrify bikes in a mini-competition to kick-start EVolocity Waikato 2020

    Supported by:
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  • Engineering for Educators 2018


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    Precision Machining 

    DATE: Wednesday 21st November 2018, from 4.15pm

    (following WECA AGM from 3.15pm at Stainless Design - see below)
    Venue: Precision Machining, 28C Kaimiro St, Pukete Industrial Estate, Hamilton

    Engineering for Educators gives technology educators “real world” connections by taking them from the classroom to the forefront of industry.

    A not-to-be-missed opportunity to gain an insight into this Hamilton-based tool making and manufacturing business servicing the animal health, medical, automotive, dairy, food and beverage, marine and building and construction sectors.

    FREE OF CHARGE: All WECA members, affiliates, Waikato educators and WECA friends welcome. 

    RSVP to [email protected]
    Spaces limited.

    Read more about Precision Machining here



  • 2018 EVolocity Waikato Regional Final

    29 Sep 2018
    The exciting electric vehicle racing event for everyone!

    Date: Saturday September 29th, from 9am

    Venue: Kartsport Hamilton, Airport Rd, Ohaupo

    The EVolocity schools programme in Waikato keeps secondary school students at the forefront of innovation and technology, as they design, build and race sustainable electric vehicles.
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  • 2018 EVolocity Waikato Launch

    15 Mar 2018
    Date: Thursday March 15th, 4pm to 6.30pm
    Venue: Wintec Rotokauri, Hamilton (click  for map)

    Join us as we launch the exciting secondary school electric vehicle competition for 2018!
    Students design and build their own electric bike or cart, equipped with an electric vehicle motor kit. They race in Regional Finals, with the best going on to complete against teams from throughout New Zealand at Nationals.

    WECA employers, keen to mentor an EVolocity team in 2018? Email [email protected]


  • WECA EVENT: The Electrical Training Company

    22 Mar 2018
    Date: Thursday March 22, 4.30pm to 6.30pm
    Venue: 28 The Boulevard, Te Rapa Park, Hamilton

    Free of charge, drinks and nibbles provided

    RSVP now: [email protected]

    Be one of the first to explore The Electrical Training Company's flash, new Hamilton premises. ETCO is New Zealand's leading provider of electrical apprenticeships, training and employment. They have been providing industry tradespeople through their group since 1991, so know how to best produce qualified electricians and how to help businesses in practical ways.


  • Engineering for Educators 2017


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    Date: Thursday November 16, 2017, from 3.45pm
    Venue: Northgate Business Park 29 Innovation Way, Hamilton

    Engineering for Educators gives technology educators “real world” connections by taking them from the classroom to the forefront of industry.

    A not-to-be-missed opportunity to gain an insight into this major Hamilton-based business delivering innovative milking solutions to the world. Waikato Milking Systems is a leading designer and manufacturer of milking technology, with a focus on innovation, performance and durability. The 100% New Zealand owned and operated company exports to more than 20 countries.

    FREE OF CHARGE: All WECA members, affiliates, Waikato educators and WECA friends welcome. 

    RSVP to [email protected]
    Spaces limited.

    Read more about Waikato Milking Systems here



  • EVolocity Waikato Finals

    Saturday September 16th, from 10am, Kartsport, Airport Road, Hamilton.

    The exciting electric vehicle racing event for everyone!

    RSVP [email protected]

    The EVolocity schools programme in Waikato assists teams of secondary schools students to design and build sustainable electric vehicles. The programme can form part of NCEA technology, physics, science or education for sustainability studies.

    EVolocity delivers practical education on electric transportation through:
    • A project based learning programme in high schools in which teams of students are equipped with an electric motor kit and, with tutoring and a series of hands-on workshops throughout the year, they design and build their very own electric vehicles. In most cases this will form part of their NCEA technology, physics, science or education for sustainability studies.
    • Running public electric vehicle test drive programmes in association with our end of year schools competition.


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  • WECA Meeting - Former A & G Price Staff (Thames)

    03 Aug 2017

    WECA recruitment event Thames

    When: Thursday 3rd August from 11am-1.30pm 

    Where: GBD (Grahamstown Bar and Diner), 700 Pollen Street Thames

    If you have indicated you have vacancies you would like to put forward to AGP people please click on the Job Description link below and complete the job description form BEFORE 12PM WEDNESDAY 2ND AUGUST.

    Please complete a separate form FOR EACH DIFFERENT ROLE.

    Please note: Any information you provide on this form apart from your contact details will be on public display.

    If you intend to join us in Thames on Thursday the format will be as follows:

    • 11am registration of candidates. Job descriptions provided by you (as above) will be available for candidates to look at.
    • Each employer will have a sheet with 15 minute interview slots. Potential candidates for your vacancies will sign up for an interview time. WECA will help coordinate movement between employers and candidates. You are welcome to stay after 1.30pm if you have multiple vacancies or need more time, however you will need to manage this yourself. Any follow up interviews or discussions can be organised between yourself and the candidate/s.

    If you are unable to join us in Thames:

    • Please complete the job description form as above which we will make available to candidates on the day.
    • We will collect some basic information from all candidates on Thursday in order to forward to you if they are interested in pursuing one of your vacancies.

  • Important invitation: WECA Re-launch 2017

    10 Aug 2017

    Please join us to relaunch WECA's exciting new strategy...

    Thursday August 10, 4.30pm to 6.30pm
    Stainless Design, 17 Kaimiro St, Te Rapa, Hamilton.

    RSVP NOW: SPACES FILLING FAST [email protected]

    GUEST SPEAKER: Dallas Fisher
    Waikato Means Business Chair

    "Positioning Waikato as New Zealand‘s premier engineering and primary processing hub."

    Dallas is a business owner and Independent Director of a number of privately owned companies across a variety of business sectors.He is a Director and shareholder of NDA Group, shareholder of Montana Catering and Chair of Chiefs Rugby GP Limited. Dallas is also Managing Director of 37 South Events Ltd. He holds Independent Directorship of Ngai Tahu Tainui Go Bus Holdings Limited. Dallas is active in the Waikato community as trustee of MESH Sculpture Hamilton and chair of the Tamahere Community Committee.


  • EVolocity Build Day

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  • EVolocity Waikato Build Day

    28 Jul 2016

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  • WECA Tour: Behind the Scenes

    28 Jul 2016
    Thursday July 28th, 5pm to 6.45pm

    HOSTED BY: Hunter Filling Systems

    Join us for a behind-the-scenes tour of Hunter Filling Systems, a Hamilton-based company with more than 50 years’ experience in the design and manufacture of customised filling solutions for a wide range of liquid viscosities or powdered products including foodstuffs, dairy products, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, detergents, motor oils and a range of chemicals and solvents.

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    5.00 to 5.15 Meet and mingle
    5.15 to 6.15 Tour of Hunter Filling Systems’ new premises
    6.15 to 6.45 Refreshments, WECA and HFS Q&A

    Where: Hunter Filling Systems, 11 Maxwell Place, Te Rapa, Hamilton
    RSVP: [email protected]

    Free of charge:
    All WECA members, affiliates, Waikato educators and WECA friends welcome.

  • Engineering in Action

    10 May 2016

    The aim of this day is to provide Waikato secondary school students with a unique opportunity to see what engineering looks like in real time, out in industry. Students and teachers will see both the work engineering companies in the Waikato undertake and the career opportunities available in the sector.

    Over the years we have received tremendous support for this event and are pleased to invite engineering companies to continue to open their doors to young students. This will involve a site visits by a group of students and teacher.

    When: Tuesday May 10th

    With school industry visits from 9.15am to 10.30am and 12.45pm to 2pm.
  • WECA Event: The Local Taphouse

    10 Mar 2016

    It would be great to see you, and even better if you can bring along a friend from our industry. This will be a time to catch up and check out one of Hamilton’s newest venues.

    WECA supporter and recruitment specialist Graham Rodgers (Success Personnel) will share a few pearls of wisdom about how to spot drug use in the workplace, and how to deal with it. WECA support Kyle Pennell (Life Care Consultants) will also share about health and safety legislation.

    WHEN: Thursday March 10, 4.30pm to 6.30pm.
    WHERE: The Local Taphouse, Victoria Street, SKYCITY, Hamilton Central.
    COST: $24 per person.
    INCLUDES: Nibbles, beer and cider tasters (non-alcoholic options available).

    RSVP with numbers to: [email protected] by Thursday February 25th.
  • WECA 2015 AGM

    02 Dec 2015

    The Waikato Engineering Careers Association invites members, affiliates and guests to the

    2015 WECA AGM

    Wednesday 2nd December, 2015, at Rm G.25, G Block (new engineering and trades block),
    Wintec Rotokauri Campus from 4.30pm.


    4.30 to 5pm: Networking and tour of TechGym, a membership-based modern workshop environment at Wintec where people of all skill levels can use industrial tools, equipment and technology to design, create and build their own projects.

    5pm to 5.30pm: WECA AGM

    5.30pm to 6pm: Drinks and refreshments

    Cost: No charge

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    RSVP: By November 23rd to [email protected]

  • Engineering for Educators 2015: The Gallagher Group

    29 Oct 2015

    Engineering for Educators gives technology teachers “real world” connections by taking them from the classroom to the coalface of industry. A not-to-be-missed opportunity to get an insight into this major player in New Zealand's global export market.

    WHERE: The Gallagher Group, 181 Kahikatea Dr, Melville, Hamilton

    WHEN: Thursday October 29, 4pm to 6.30pm

    FREE OF CHARGE: All WECA members, affiliates, Waikato educators and WECA friends welcome.

    RSVP: [email protected]

    Thank you to The Gallagher Group for hosting this event.


  • Millennium Plastics event and tour

    04 Aug 2015

    Tuesday August 4, 4pm to 6.30pm

    HOSTED BY: Millennium Plastics

    4.00 to 4.15 Meet and mingle
    4.15 to 5.30 Group tours of Millennium Plastics plant
    5.30 to 6.30 Refreshments, WECA and Millennium Plastics Q&A

    Groups will be taken for a tour through Millennium Plastics plant with demonstrations of injection moulding, LSR (liquid silicon rubber) moulding, robotics and automation as well as application of 3D printing.

    WHERE: Millennium Plastics, 2 Udy Place, Te Rapa, Hamilton

    RSVP: July 28 to [email protected]

    All WECA members, affiliates, Waikato educators and WECA friends welcome.


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  • Engineering in Action Day 2015

    Tuesday, May 12, Wintec Rotokauri Campus, Hamilton

    Engineering in Action gives Waikato secondary school students a unique opportunity to see what engineering looks like in real time, out in the industry and in the classroom.

    This experience will help students understand the opportunities and explore areas of engineering which might suit them - whether it be in the trades or in the design side of engineering. They’ll get to go on industry visits, find out what it takes to get into engineering, and take a tour of Wintec’s purpose-built facilities.

    Wintec’s Engineering graduates are highly employable, with our most recent graduate destination survey showing an average 91% employment rate.

    Last year we had fantastic feedback from teachers who attended with their students, and we know this year will be even better.

    Register students here by April 20.
    Employers, sign up by April 8 by emailing [email protected] with the following details:

    * Company contact person & contact details
    * Details of site visit
    * Visit times (9.15 to 10.30am or 12.45pm to 2pm)
    * Number of students you can show through your site

    or phone Naomi on 07 8348800 ext 3726.
  • Good Neighbour

    26 Mar 2015
    Thursday March 26, 4.30pm to 6.30pm, Good Neighbour, Horsham Downs Rd, Rototuna Shopping Centre, Hamilton

    We're inviting you to be a Good Neighbour to your fellow engineers by bringing them along to our first WECA event of the year!

    This will be a time to catch up, have a cold one and hear about Good Neighbour's Smart Brew System for creating craft beer and cider with a local, award-winning flavour.

    COST: $20 per person
    INCLUDES: Beer and cider tasters (five varieties) and nibbles (non-alcoholic options available)


  • Engineering for Educators 2014

    Wednesday October 29, 4.15pm
    GEA Avapac, Foreman Rd, Hamilton.

    Educators and WECA members are invited to join us for Engineering for Educators. This is a chance to check out the busy workshop of this global manufacturer and see 'real world' engineering in action. RSVP to [email protected]

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