Māori and Pasifika Trades Training (MPTT)

Led by Taranaki Futures and in partnership with WITT, Māori Pasifika Trades Training (MPTT) provides scholarships and support for Taranaki Māori and Pasifika learners (aged 16-40) to complete trades training leading to pathways into trade careers. Cultural programmes, work ready skills and whanau involvement are part of the MPTT scheme. 

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MPTT Coordinator

Melody Te Patu is the Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Coordinator

Melody's contact details: 

Landline: 0800 948 896 ext. 8733 
Cellphone: 021 192 6355 
Office: WITT, Bell Street, New Plymouth, Room AD120 

Maori and Pasifika

Transport and Accommodation

Transport and Accommodation are the responsibility of whānau and families. All MPTT students are fully enrolled WITT students who therefore have access to WITT student support services including transport and accommodation. Services on Connector Bus and public Citylink bus services are free for WITT students. 

Taranaki Futures

Taranaki MPTT Consortia

Taranaki Futures holds the contract to deliver Māori and Pasifika Trades Training (MPTT) in the Taranaki Region. Delivery is run by a consortia - a group of employers, educators, iwi and Pasifika representatives that govern the kaupapa and make connections for our ākonga (learners). Teaching and learning occurs at WITT. 

Consortia members 2018:

Angela Ferguson - WITT
Arun Chaudhari - Taranaki Chamber of Commerce
Cheree Menzies - Feats and Taranaki Futures Trustee
Eme Makatoa - Vaimoana Pasifika
Glenice Houghton - Houghton's Plumbing and Gas
Gloria Campbell - Ministry of Social Development
Graeme Fairclough - BCITO
Jarrad Martin - Kinetic-Electric
Josh Robertson - Vaimoana Pasifika
Ken Taiapa - WITT
Mataiva Robertson - Vaimoana Pasifika
Roena Ruakere Te Uira - Te Puni Kōkiri (TPK)
Will Edwards - Te Kupenga Matauranga o Taranaki
Jacqui King - Parininihi ki Waitotara (PKW)
Katrina Mayo - The Skills Organisation


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Scholarship Applications

Apply now for the MPTT Scholarship or register your interest and we will be in touch.  Some courses fill fast.  Apply Now.

Download the forms here:

Application Form

Information Form


Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can I apply even if I will be turning 40 years old during the course? Yes

2. How many scholarships are available? Limited scholarship places are available.

3. Do I have to be Māori or Pasifika living in Taranaki? Yes. Other regions have their own courses.

4. How will I learn English and Maths skills? Literacy and Numeracy are included in the course.