October 12, 2020
Ngati Toa takes on trade trainees
Ngāti Toa Rangatira Incorporated with take on up to 50 Māori apprentices on its multi-year project to refurbish state houses in Porirua, thanks to a $2.75 million investment from the Māori Trades and Training Fund.
Employment Minister Willie Jackson says the Ngā Kaimahi Kainga o Toa Rangatira programme will offer Māori apprentices paid training and business development opportunities in building and housing-related trades.
The programme will target people impacted by COVID-19, pre-trades training graduates, and people interested in a trades career – with a particular focus on rangatahi.
The $50 million Māori Trades and Training Fund is part of the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund announced in Budget 2020.
It partners with Māori organisations to support delivery of employment-focused training opportunities that are by Māori, for Māori.
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