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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, F Endorsement Forklift Certificate and OSH Operator 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 – West Auckland Enterprise Skills and Training is pleased to announce that David Whitley has been appointed to the WEST manager role.

For two decades David Whitley has been living and working in West Auckland. He brings to WEST his professional expertise from a background in corporate advertising and marketing – in both the UK and NZ, and has built and maintained extensive networks throughout the West Auckland community.

Over the 2 decades David has been committed to the development of the community he lives in. He was President of the New Lynn Rotary for two years with fund raising taking the lead, a Trustee of the Don Oliver Youth Sport Foundation and the Lopdell House Gallery. He is a Judge for the Auckland University of Technology Young Enterprise Scheme and member of the New Zealand Business Mentor scheme, RSA and the Rosebank Business Association, Chamber of Trade, Fundraising institute of NZ; & previously the Titirangi BNI. He is also an elected member of the Whau Local Board, serving the west Auckland community.

We look forward to introducing David to all our WEST Networks but given his extensive relationships in West Auckland, chances are you already know him! Please contact us if you would like to meet with David as we are always keen to collaborate.

 

WEST News and Updates

F Endorsement and OSH Operators Certificate Course

WEST, in partnership with Salvation Army Employment And Education ran a Forklift Certificate Course at the WEST campus on Henderson Valley Rd on Saturday 8th July. Forklift operators are required in sectors like manufacturing, distribution, freight, port companies, forestry and retail. Running a specialist course requires a great deal of planning and support from our partners. WEST would like to thank The Pallet Company in Glendene for donating the pallets we used during the course and Salvation Army Employment and Education in Henderson for partnering with WEST to enable us to deliver this course in Henderson. If you would like to know more about obtaining your F Endorsement and/or your OSH Operators Certificate please give us a call, or drop in and see us at 9 Henderson Valley Rd.

 

 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

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.
 
 
 

Contact Us

9 Henderson Valley Road,
Henderson, Auckland 0612
Phone: (09) 837 1471
Fax: (09) 837 1475
E-mail: admin@west.org.nz