Girls with Hi-Vis® day out

Connexis Infrastructure Training held a very informative Girls with Hi-Vis® day on 28 May for students interested in the construction industry. They offer a number of Gateway placements and help people find apprenticeships. If you’re not familiar with this fantastic organisation, learn more here.

Five students attended the day at the Te Whau walkway construction site in Te Atatu.

The boardwalk, which will run through the mangroves, will take two and a half years to build. Students heard from several engineers, environmental specialists, and workers on the site about the various tasks involved.




A young female apprentice spoke to us. She is six months into the job and learning about concrete and carpentry.

We also heard from the project manager, who dropped out of school after Year 12 and then went on to do a three-year engineering qualification from Unitec. She is now at the top of the engineering hierarchy and has been involved in many bridge-building projects in the last 14 years!