May 10, 2022
Job training momentum maintained
Apprenticeships, Māori trade training and Mana in Mahi are set for a $230 million boost in next week’s Budget.
Education Minister Chris Hipkins says New Zealand’s strong economy and low unemployment are in large part because of the investments the Government has made in training and supporting people into work.
He says over the past two years, over 190,000 people have benefitted from government investment in trades training, including a 55 per cent increase in the number of apprentices since the start of the pandemic.
Budget 2022 will extend Apprenticeship Boost to the end of 2023, supporting 38,000 apprentices.
There’s support for another 1600 Mana in Mahi places to help people into work, and more putea for the Māori Trades and Training Fund, building on the 17 established partnerships that are supporting more than 800 people.