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.


Operations Manager

If you think you have what it takes….

Apply online at www.trademe.co.nz Ref# 2056594156

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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

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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. 

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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.