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Thermawise Homes partners with UCOL to build capability

Thermawise Homes partners with UCOL to build capability

Manawatu/Horowhenua home builder, Thermawise Homes, is excited to work with UCOL to launch a Structured Insulated Panel (SIP) Applied Trade Construction certification.

The certification is the first of its kind in New Zealand and the 60 Level 3 credits will be part of the overall Building and Construction Certificate offered at UCOL.

Thermawise Homes is a design and full build construction company that specialises in residential homes in addition to industrial and commercial projects.

“Thermawise Homes believes in the benefit of panel housing especially as a prefabricated method offers genuine solutions to the current supply chain challenge” said Ricky Pene, Director/Owner Thermawise

The course will run for six months and lead to 60 Level 3 credits. UCOL will facilitate the course and the programme will be supported by a governance board consisting of business and local mana whenua representatives. There is also programme support from Kanoa – Regional Economic Development and Investment Unit (Previously PGF) There are currently places for 12 on the course. Applications can be made via UCOL.

“This is a practical course. Rangatahi will learn skills on building a 2 Bedroom transportable home. The SIP industry is in need of at least 300 employees nationwide so those who finish the course will have support to transition into a construction business” added Pene. This course is also supported by the Major SIP manufacturers

“I’ve been in this sector for a number of years. SIP certification is required to fill the demand for healthy, warm and dry homes in the community and transitional housing sectors. I’m excited by this opportunity. So are our partners. I’m confident it will make a meaningful impact on our young cohort” Pene said.

The course will be free for students that are successful

For contact at UCOL about the couse, please contact: enquiry@ucol.co.nz – Thermawise Applied Trade Certificate

For further contact on Thermawise Homes, please contact: ricky@thermawise.co.nz- Thermawise Applied Trade Certificate

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