August 11, 2021
Maori jobs schemes take on city challenge
Pre-employment programme He Poutama Rangatahi has been extended to urban centres as the Government tries to increase opportunities for Māori job seekers.
Social Development and Employment Minister Carmel Sepuloni says the scheme has engaged more than 6,000 at-risk rangatahi in communities across regional Aotearoa, including more than 2,500 who have been supported into employment, education and training.
The latest $5.6 million funding round also includes support for providers in South Auckland, Wellington and Canterbury.
There’s also another $18.5 million going into the Māori Trades and Training Fund.
Ms Sepuloni says that will support over 500 Māori job seekers into employment and training opportunities.
She says an integral part of the fund is the wrap-around support, which is not common in employment programmes but can be critical for getting Māori into sustainable employment, education and training.
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