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, 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, 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.
Becoming Financially Fit – a series of managing your money 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 Becoming Financially Fit also runs some exciting FREE workshops to help you save money or grow your income including:
Sewing for Beginners
FREE Plus Size Clothing Swap
Slow Cooking on a Budget
Jam and Preserves Making
Beeswax Food Wraps and Cloth Food Bag Making
Starting a Small Home Based Business