November 02, 2012
Christchurch carpenters offering rangatahi a trade
Rangatahi from the King Country will get a chance to work on the Christchurch rebuild thanks to partnership between Christchurch’s Te Kaihanga Cooperative, Taumarunui-based Hinengakau
Development Trust and North Island polytechnic UCOL.
The trust is giving preliminary training to 13 students who will go on to UCOL’s pre-apprenticeship carpentry certificate.
They have been guaranteed apprenticeships with Te Kaihanga members, who are all graduates of the Maori trade training schemes that ran from the 1960s to 1980s.
UCOL construction programme leader Danny Reilly says the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority is expecting nearly 29,000 additional construction workers will be needed in Christchurch with demand starting to peak towards the end of next year.
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