NTI has industry related and trade qualified tutors with actual industry experience to help you on your path to success.


Carol Curtis


I am a proud Nelsonian. My role at Nelson Technical Institute has evolved over the years with me having purchased the business in 2004. I have a passion for training and working with people to advance and better themselves by providing quality and relevant training.

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Carolyn Eggers

Operations Manager

I have had previous roles providing high-level training and support in a variety of tasks as a Team Leader/Training Facilitator, Adult Teaching and Learning and Literacy/Numeracy, I am excited to bring these skills to Nelson Technical Institute, and be involved with this high quality, extremely qualified team.

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Sarah Nilsen

Office Administrator/Receptionist

A customers first experience with a business is just as important as their third, so providing excellent customer service has always been a passion for me. With over 15 years’ experience in front line customer service and administration roles I am really excited to be back at Nelson Technical Institute



Rosemary Lee-Oldfield

Commercial Road Transport Licensing Assessor

Adult tutor, tutoring Adult students through their heavy trade licences and Endorsements.  Qualified Heavy Trade Industry Assessor and STMS.

Currently Secretary/Treasurer for New Zealand Riding Clubs and Bridleways NZ Inc, and actively participate in Eventing on my home bred horse. Also involved in Pony Club with my grand-daughter. Hobbies:  Im a Book-a-holic.  If it has words, I’ll read it.  I also enjoy handcrafts such as knitting and tatting. 





Ian Coulter

Licensing Assessor

Having spent 21 years as a mechanic for the Army I left the army and drove tour coaches all over NZ where I got involved with driver training. I found the training side satisfying so pursued it and qualified as a heavy vehicle driving instructor and an accredited assessor. I worked for a driver training company in Auckland for 5 years then came to Nelson for a more relaxed lifestyle. Working at NTI gives me the satisfaction of training without the pressure of a big city.


Watch this space

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Dale Flintoft

Automotive Engineering Tutor

My interest in machinery started at 13years old repairing my families mowers, cars & motorbikes eventually entering the  trades  feeding my quest for knowledge on all things mechanical , looking back at 40 years in the industry made me decide to pass my knowledge & experience on to the next generation of people interested in entering the mechanical trades thus giving back to the industry  that I have enjoyed so much over the years


Ken Adams


Originally from the UK, I moved to the Nelson region in 2012 from rural North Otago. I worked in the motor trade for a number of years before a complete change of career that took me in to Youth and Community work. I have been employed both in the public and private sector in work as diverse as organising school holiday play schemes to working with young offenders.

Here at NTI I am now involved in one of my passions, namely assisting trainees with literacy and numeracy. I believe many people have not been taught in ways they could understand and my biggest challenge is to make learning relative to every day life.