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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

 

Becoming Financially Fit Series

WEST is running a series of workshops on 'Becoming Financially Fit' - a range of workshops to learn about your money personality, learn tried and tested ways to save and even make money, set goals and start paying off existing debt, start your savings goals and learn how to borrow sensibly and reduce or even eliminate future debt. WEST have some exciting BFF workshops coming up including:

Becoming Financially Fit Series - Curvy Styles on an Op Shop Budget

A 1/2 day workshop for the size 16+ woman - learn how to dress in style for your unique colour tone and curves and then take your new found confidence to the op shops and find stylish outfits for a fraction of the cost
Registration includes:
A FREE item from our Pop Up Plus Size Op Shop 
Plus size clothing swap – bring along 5 plus size items to swap
Style workshop - determine what colours and styles suit you the best
One on one stylists to help you play with different styles and colours 
Chocolate overload morning tea 
When: Saturday 14 April, 9.30am - 12.30pm 
Where: WEST - 9 Henderson Valley Rd
Cost: $20.00
Bring along 5 plus size items to swap
Registration required as places are limited
Phone 837 1471 or email admin@west.org.nz or come and see us at 9 Henderson Valley Road, Henderson to register or for more information

 
 

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