January 24, 2017
Maori training scheme expands to Kaikoura
Christchurch-based He Toki Apprenticeship Trust is looking at supporting the Kaikoura rebuild through new partnerships with City Care and JFC.
Programme manager Kym Hamilton says the trust successfully recruited 50 apprentices for the construction sector over the past year.
The new agreements will allow it to expand into civil construction.
That means it can support whanau in Kaikoura by helping them into employment and training over the next 12 months to rebuild their roads and whare.
Ms Hamilton says it is also considering if it can help Kaikoura tourism and hospitality workers find jobs outside the region to gain more skills and qualifications, similar to a gap year.
She says He Toki’s success is because it works with employers who are committed to employing young Maori.
He Toki Apprenticeship Trust brings together Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu, Te Tapuae o Rehua, Hawkins Group, and Ara Institute of Canterbury
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