Chris Rea

CAREERS CORNER

Former WHS students contributing to the Hokitika community:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chris Rea                        

IndustryAutomotive Engineering

Business:  Hokitika Automotive

Attended Westland High School:  1993 – 1996

Vocational Pathway

  • Introduced to automotive industry through a video conferencing course while at WHS working with Mr Bruce White
  • Attended Tai Poutini Polytechnic Automotive Pre-Trade Course https://tpp.ac.nz/
  • Started his automotive apprenticeship with Bill McKowen at Hokitika Service Station, Stafford St (site of St John’s Ambulance now)
  • Moved to Cable Price, Greymouth, then Cable Price, Christchurch
  • Returned to Cable Price, Greymouth as the Service Manager
  • 11 years ago bought Hokitika Automotive
  • Has supported WHS with Gateway and Work experience placements
  • Has now started up a company called “Chat and Communications”

Chris has now three trades – Heavy vehicle transport – Light auto engineering  – Auto electrical

Find out more:

https://www.careers.govt.nz/jobs-database/engineering/automotive/automotive-technician/

https://www.careers.govt.nz/jobs-database/engineering/automotive/automotive-electrician/

Chris’s Community involvement included trustee and Chair of WHS Board of Trustees, Tai Poutini Polytechnic Board and Deputy Chair of Radio Frequency Users Association NZ

Chris’s advice to students: Be confident.

  • Never listen to those who tell you that you are not capable of doing something
  • Surround yourself with those who can and learn from them
  • Satisfaction and achievement is about leadership and what you can do in the community.

Upcoming events

Friday 11 Dec

11th December Last day of term 4, 2020.

Friday 11 Dec

11th December Junior and middle school prizegiving takes place at the Regent theatre.

Monday 30 Nov

Westland Anniversay Day holiday. No school.

Monday 23 Nov

23rd November Senior Prizegiving takes place at the Regent Theatre.

Monday 23 Nov

  23rd of November Tecaher Only Day. No School. This is a day set by the Ministry of Education and will be co... [Read more]

Friday 13 Nov

13th November Senior students go on study leave for their NCEA exams.

Tuesday 27 Oct

27th October, teachers only day. This is a professional learning day for all schools in Hokitika and will be t... [Read more]

Monday 26 Oct

Labour day holiday. No School.

Friday 23 Oct

21 to 23 October, Westland High School will be staging the Lion King jr production. Tickets are available at t... [Read more]
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