Organisation Profile

The Aotea Community Trust Inc was incorporated in December 1992 as a non profit charitable trust and is registered with the Charities Commission. The objectives of the Trust, as set out in the Trust Deed are principally relating to assisting disadvantaged groups within the community by providing support and educational opportunities, assisting and developing employment initiatives and fostering cultural, physical, personal and other development.

Over the years the Trust has been involved in providing programmes for Project K, Conservation Corps, residential adventure based counseling, various Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) funded courses and programmes, including; pre-trade construction, computing, business administration, retail, MYOB overview, basic web design, employment skills, NCEA levels 1 and 2, life skills, outdoor experiences and qualifications.

The current activities of the Trust are primarily related to education and learning based in Paraparaumu and offered throughout the Kapiti/Horowhenua regions providing a range of outdoor programmes through the trading arm of the Kapiti Skills Centre, which is registered and accredited to deliver qualifications through the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA). There are a range of qualifications offered and a full list may be obtained from the Kapiti Skills Website or from the NZQA website.

The Trust has assisted countless people over the past 25 years by creating a safe, robust and interesting learning environment, and by employing well qualified staff who have the ability to relate to, and understand the issues of the learner.

Other activities offered include our Driving Futures driving school and our outdoors activity programmes and services, using outdoor environmental resources of the area to provide a range of training and development activities for students, other educational institutions and to other organisations.

The Trust is governed by a Board of Trustees and operational activities are managed through a Manager.