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.


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.


Gail Pauling

Office Administrator/Receptionist

Having lived in various cities over the years I remain a Nelsonian at heart. 

Returning recently to the Administrative field I am proud to work for a company that is actively helping people enrich their lives with learning.





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.


Roy Bright

Electrical Tutor

As my photo shows I have been in the workforce for quite some time, almost fifty years in fact and it has all been in the Electricity Industry. Those years covered Generation, Transmission, Distribution and right down to the end user. I have been fortunate to work for Asset owners and contracting companies so have seen both sides of the industry.


Bernie Goldsmith

Commercial Road Transport Tutor



Lee McKernan

Automotive Engineering Tutor

With many years as an A Grade Mechanic, I am experience in all aspects of Automotive Engineering, along with supervisory and management experience.

I am keen to pass on my knowledge and skills to the trainees at Nelson Technical Institute, and see them succeed in the Automotive industry.


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.