Trade skills add value and skills to our islands. In partnership with the Eastern Institute of Technology (EIT), the Cook Islands Tertiary Training Institute (CITTI) will deliver national certificates in electrical engineering and in applied practical skills.

In partnership with UNITEC, CITTI will provide a national certificate in mechanical engineering. In partnership with Tereora College, CITTI will offer a National Certificate in Building Construction and Allied Trades. All trades courses run at CITTI, Faculty of Trades and Technology located in Arorangi for Semester 1 

Our Trades & Technology campus is located in Arorangi, behind ICI.
You can call us on +682 21 471 or email our Faculty Co-ordinator on

How it works?
If you are currently employed in the trade industry, ready to enter or wanting to upskill, the Cook Islands Tertiary Training Institute Trades campus offers courses in the following disciplines:

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Plumbing, Gas-fitting and Drainlaying
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

Trades Staff:
Learning + Development Manager – Akaiti Maoate
Finance Officer – Ngara Katuke

Course Coordinators
Violet Tisam—Continuing Education
Sarah Tonorio—Literacy & Numeracy

Ina George—Electrical
Angaroa Williams—Building
Ian Ibbetson & Fred Betham—Plumbing, Drainlaying, Gas-fitting