Kaitaia College is a member of Te Tai Tokerau Trades Academy which was formed in 2011. The Trades Academy is an initiative that makes trade education available to Year 11 to Year 14 secondary school students in trade subjects such as:
In the Northland Region it is part of the ‘Engaging Taitamariki in Learning’ strategy designed to increase the achievement of Māori students throughout Northland.
Students in Year 11 to 14 who have NCEA Level 1 Literacy and Numeracy are eligible for selection. They need to be participating in at least 15 trade specific hours per week and working toward a National Certificate at Level 2 or above.