Maori Trade Training programme – Courses filling fast!

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He Toki ki te Rika – a Maori Trade Training Centre – seeks to help ensure Maori share in effective and sustainable training and job opportunities which have emerged as a result of the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery efforts as well as wider workforce development.

2012 programs are filling fast, click on the video below to find out more or click here to sign up for more info.

This initiative builds on Te Puni Kokiris, and governments focus on trade training and the Canterbury Recovery.

The initiative takes on a partnership approach, which sees organizations such as, the Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology (CPIT), Te Tapuae o Rehua, Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu, Ngai Tahu Property Company and the BETA cluster of ITOs.

The aim is that by working together, trade training can be tailored to meet the needs of both Maori trainees and their potential employers. The goal being that with the right support and mentoring that successful training and employment outcomes will arise.

Click below to check out what the programme is all about:

TPK has made over a dozen investments in pilot projects and other successful models of trades training.

There has been significant success in trade training with organisations such as Infratrain, the civil construction industry training organisation, which seeks to upskill Maori for better jobs and careers.

3 COMMENTS

  1. Hi
    I am an ex secondary school wood technology teacher who together with a retired master builder are setting up a mentoring service to apprentices funded by Catapult employment. We see the need for retention of apprentices as critical to the Christchurch rebuild and along with literacy and numeracy help, believe we have something to offer. I would like to meet with somebody to discuss our service further.

    Kevin Fraser

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