Who we are

Kershaw Training Enterprises is a family owned and operated private training establishment since 1988 . We are dedicated to providing free quality training in Building and Construction, Business Admin and Computing, and Literacy and Numeracy.

Lillian Kershaw founder of Kershaw Training Enterprises was a high school teacher by trade. Her passion lay in helping others learn, grow, and create amazing futures for themselves and their families. “It is important for our people to know that if they don’t fit “the mould” there’s always a plan B!” Our students, their parents and grandparents often tell us that we are the perfect Plan B!

1000’s of students have passed through our nationally recognised training programmes over the last 29 years. Students often come in to us scared, broken, confused, and uneducated BUT they are also hopeful and are motivated to succeed. It brings us the greatest joy to see them leave our programmes confident, ready to work and ready for the world - They begin building brighter futures for themselves and their families.

Our current motto...#Dream It,#Want it, #SLAYIT!!!

Our Mission

To empower people to build a brighter future.

Our Values

  • Be excellent in all that we do
  • Work with honesty and with strong moral principles
  • Respect all people and their uniqueness. All have worth and something to offer
  • Acknowledge and respect the Treaty of Waitangi – Te Tiriti o Waitangi

At Kershaw Training Enterprises we stand by our Mission and Values statements – they guide us. We are dedicated to providing quality training and assistance to all who walk through our doors. Our aim is to ensure you reach your goals be it getting a job or going on to further your education.


Summary of Results

Statement of confidence on educational performance NZQA is Confident in the educational performance of Kershaw Training Enterprises.

The key reasons for this conclusion are:

  • Intensive Literacy and Numeracy programme results continue to impress. There have been incremental increases for the past three years and Kershaw has consistently exceeded Tertiary Education Commission contracted achievement targets for this period. The target of 80 per cent gain has been constant, and achievement has been: 2012, 88 per cent; 2013, 90 per cent; and 2014, 88 per cent. • Following disappointing results in 2013, Kershaw has rallied to drive improvement in educational achievement for its youth training programmes.

In 2014, the Certificate in Building, Construction and Allied Trades (BCATS) more than doubled its course completions (from 30 per cent to 86 per cent) and qualification completions (from 21 per cent to 84 per cent), a very remarkable improvement.

  • In addition to positive educational achievement gains, Kershaw reported that an increasing number of BCATS graduates go on to further training or employment. The three intakes of learners for 2014 show steadily increasing positive outcomes post-course (intake 1: 62 per cent, intake 2: 75 per cent, and intake 3: 92 per cent).
  • Tutors have noted that re-engagement of learners into education programmes and subsequent success has led to positive behavioural changes, improved attitudes towards learning, and raised self-confidence.

These changes have enabled learners to engage in work experience opportunities and community projects including BCATS learners building BBQ tables and seats for a school, marae refurbishing activities, and making kapa haka waka hoe (carved boat paddles) for a kura. These activities have formed and boosted positive engagement and collaboration with local communities.Kershaw Training Enterprises is accredited, approved and is registered with the following organisations:

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Our Facilities

  • Fully equipped Building & Construction workshop and classrooms
  • Suspended network projector for ease of learning
  • Full flat screen computing suites
  • Internet
  • Comfortable and friendly learning sites

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What we can Offer you!

Kershaw’s students get so much more than your regular course. You get supportive, friendly and best of all, experienced tutors. You get a small classroom that allows us to spend the time with you helping you grasp each concept quicker. You get skills that enable you to get straight into work – from day one! Start your career with Kershaws.