Sponsors and Affiliates

WECA Sponsors and Affiliates directly support Waikato efforts to attract and develop engineers for the future.
Special thanks to Sponsors:

The Electrical Training Company, University of Waikato, Vulcan and Wintec – Te Pūkenga

The Electrical Training Company

Need an Electrical Apprentice? The Electrical Training Company (ETCO) provides off-job training and places apprentices with electrical host companies for their on-job learning, supporting them every step of the way through their apprenticeship. Find out more about hosting an ETCO apprentice at www.etco.co.nz

Ph: 07 853 6587
Hamilton Training Centre: 28 The Boulevard, Te Rapa Park, Hamilton 3200


University of Waikato

Waikato is a world-class university offering eight engineering programmes including civil, mechanical and chemical engineering. These qualifications are internationally accredited and recognised around the world. The first trimester of the BE(Hons) is common to most programmes, so students have a taste of each discipline before locking in programme choice.

Ph: 07 838 4625

Address: School of Engineering, The University of Waikato
Gate 8, Hillcrest Road, Hamilton 


Vulcan’s vision is to be the most customer focussed and efficient metals distributor in Australasia by delivering superior service. With a portfolio including carbon steel, plate processing, coil processing, stainless steel and engineering steels, Vulcan has 72 warehousing, manufacturing and processing facilities throughout New Zealand and Australia, employing more than 1500 staff.

Ph: 07 846 2525

1 Barnett Place
Te Rapa Park
Hamilton 3200

Wintec – Te Pūkenga

Wintec’s Centre for Engineering and Industrial Design focuses on flexible, student-centred and project-based learning. Students get the chance to put their skills into practice by getting involved in industry projects that take place in real workplaces. The $25 million state-of-the-art engineering and trades facility opened at Wintec’s Rotokauri campus in early 2014, providing an opportunity to learn in an environment that reflects industry standards and uses the latest techniques, technologies and equipment.

Ph: 07 838 6399


Affiliate Members

ATC – Vision College 

Vision College provides a wide range of educational opportunities with four campuses across New Zealand. Students can study level 1 certificates through to level 7 degrees, as well as non-qualification skill-building programmes. All programmes are NZQA approved and, where applicable, eligible for students to apply for loans and allowances.

Ph: 07 853 0222

Competenz – Te Pūkenga

Competenz is one of New Zealand’s work-based learning organisations, arranging training for apprenticeships and other on-the-job qualifications, supporting employers, job seekers and people with jobs. They partner with employers, apprentices, schools, training providers and assessors across the country.

Competenz are a business division within Te Pūkenga Work Based Learning Limited, the result of a merger of the 16 Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics and the 9 transitional industry training organisations (TITOs).

Te Pūkenga has been set up as part of the Government’s Reform of Vocational Education. Te Pūkenga is creating a network of online, on-campus and on-job learning to give learners more flexibility in what, where and how they learn.

From 2023, all Competenz learners will be enrolled with Te Pūkenga, instead of Competenz.

Ph: 0800 526 1800