WEST – West Auckland Enterprise Skills and Training is an independent, not for profit organisation with a long history of adult education involvement in the west Auckland community.
WEST provide skills and training to access employment, develop an existing business or start up idea and to support initiatives to develop enterprising communities, where local residents, community groups, organisations and businesses contribute to & benefit from their local economy.
We do this through WEST initiatives such as:
WEST Driver Education – Driver Licence Preparation Courses to support people to prepare for and sit the Driver Licence tests. Courses include Learner Licence Theory Preparation, Restricted Licence Preparation, Full Licence Preparation, HV (Heavy Vehicle) Class 2 Theory Preparation Course and F Endorsement Forklift Certificate.
WEST Training – Courses and workshops to support people to upskill or gain employment including First Aid Certificate Level One, Two and Refresher courses, Food Hygiene Certificate Unit 167, HV (Heavy Vehicle) Class 2 Theory Preparation Course, Eftpos Training, Everyday New Zealand English - Beginner/Elementary, Intermediate and Reading and Writing
WEST Work Ready – employment support programmes to support people into employment. Courses include support with CV writing, interview skills, online job search and applications
WEST Means Business – workshops and courses to support small and home based business to grow including Starting a Business, Business Development for existing businesses and start-ups, IRD Business Health Check, Social Media Marketing for Small Business, Social Media Marketing for NFP Sector, Branding for Small Business, Credit Control for Small Business
WEST News and Updates
2016 Adult Learners Week Awards
Congratulations to the 2016 Adult Learners Week Award winners. The Award Ceremony was held at St Michaels Church at the Henderson Corban Estate to celebrate the successes and achievements of everyone participating in Adult and Community Education (ACE). It has also become a vehicle for encouraging anyone in the wider community with needs or desires that can be met through learning to consider adult education, whether it be learning to adjust to life in a new country, re-training to find employment, adjusting to life after prison, acquiring parenting skills or just getting out and doing an activity to make life better and meet people.
News Update - WEST Means Business Network Meeting
WEST and WEST Means Business hosted the West Auckland Business Club - Business After 5 July meeting at the Council Chamber in Henderson. Fifty business owners from the WEST Means Business Network networked with West Auckland Business Club Network members at the event. WEST promoted WEST Means Business, WEST Work Ready, WEST Driver Education and WEST Training throughout the evening to raise awareness in the business community about the range of courses and workshops available at WEST.
Waitakere WEA now trading as WEST: West Auckland Enterprise,Skills and Training.
Waitakere WEA is an independent, not for profit organisation with a long history of involvement in the west Auckland community.
Our mission is to provide skills and training to access employment, and to support initiatives to develop enterprising communities, where local residents, community groups, organisations and businesses contribute to & benefit from their local economy.
WEST provides quality community education courses targeted around building individual’s readiness for employment, and provides support for micro and small businesses to develop and grow.
WEST supports small business and community initiatives to thrive in the local community, providing jobs and opportunities for people to support their local economy.
WEST seeks opportunities for delivery of wider community based provision to support employability and skill development of the local community including linking to opportunities at Westgate/Hobsonville.
Where to find us:
9 Henderson Valley Road,
Henderson, Auckland 0612.
We are within easy walking distance of the Henderson town centre, WestCity and the bus and rail station.
Parking at WEST is very limiited. Please park off site. There is a car park by Henderson Valley Road bridge and Corban's Hill on Great North Rd.