February 12, 2015
Free trade training for 500
A new initiative was launched in South Auckland today which aims to give almost 500 Maori and Pasifika youth a grounding in trade skills this year.
It involves a consortium of MIT, Unitec and Te Wananga o Aotearoa, backed by industry and community partners who will support trainees.
Courses include carpentry, automotive and electrical engineering, and plumbing.
Maori and Pasifika Trades Training chair Stuart Middleton says bringing together polytechnics, industry training organisations, support agencies and business means the initiative is well placed to meet the anticipated needs of industry and support learners into certified and sustained careers in the trades.
It’s expected 32,000 trades jobs will be created by investment in residential and infrastructure construction in Auckland over the next three years.
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