FEDS was established in 1998 as a department of Fairview Motors Limited. The management team of Fairview Motors embraced the concept of industry based training and made the decision to establish a training division.
FEDS provides full time pre-trade automotive servicing training for students that wish to pursue careers within the motor industry.
Within the Waikato, FEDS is the only provider of automotive training that is based on site at a franchise dealership.
Students experience first-hand the day to day operations of a leading dealership which reinforces the relevance of their training. All practical training takes place at Fairview Motors Ltd in our fully equipped workshop.
We receive great support from the Waikato automotive community who provide valuable work experience and employment opportunities for our students. Graduates of FEDS can now be found working in a wide range of automotive workplaces in our region.
FEDS is committed to providing a training experience that prepares students for the real life expectations of today's employers. This commitment was recognised by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority when they carried out their most recent evaluation.
It is also further recognised by the Tertiary Education Commission through their approval of our investment plan.
As well as our full time courses we provide short practical courses for schools throughout the Waikato and automotive distance learning resources for Gateway and Star students throughout New Zealand.