Etco asked Company-X to build a web-based application that would give it quick and easy access to its data.


The Electrical Training Company (Etco) Is New Zealand’s leading provider of electrical apprenticeships and training.

Etco places apprentices with New Zealand electrical contractors and businesses working in the domestic, commercial, and industrial sectors. Etco does not just work with its own apprentices. Etco also provides off job training to apprentices employed directly by electrical companies.

Etco works in an ever-changing industry and keeps on top of the latest innovations. That’s why Etco and Master Electricians offers a wide range of industry courses covering regulations, theory, safe working practices and electrical vehicle training.


Etco, New Zealand’s premier provider of electrical apprenticeships and training, had a legacy system managing training data, but no centralized way to access and track the information or deliver industry-specific reporting.


Company-X designed and built a web-based application that replicated the Etco system but also provided remote centralized access to student records and generated industry-specific reports.

The application included a “middle layer” designed to communicate with the legacy system and ensure data integrity was maintained across both the legacy system and the web-based system.


The new app gave Etco tutors and students remote access to different areas and levels of information including student attendance, NZQA credits, marking, progress reports, and more – all from the web.

“This is very good software that is as relevant to our needs today as when it was first developed.”

Etco National Training Manager Pieter Meiring

Services Provided
Systems design, Software integration, User interface design
Technologies Used
Java, JavaScript, HTML/CSS, SQL