Maori and Pasifika TradesTraining Initiative

The country's Māori and Pacific youthful and growing populations will contribute significantly  to New Zealand’s future economic success.

The aim of the pre-trades training  is to help more  young Māori and Pasifika learners, aged 18-34, gain practical qualifications and use them to get into good jobs.

The Ministry’s involvement is at a national governance level, providing advice and support in the regions.

This is a joint initiative between Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) and the Tertiary Education Commission, supported by an inter-agency group, including the Ministry of Education, Te Puni Kōkiri, the Ministry of Social Development, Ministry of Women’s Affairs and Careers New Zealand.

The initiative currently uses $35 million of funding reprioritised from the TEC-managed Industry Training Fund over four years. The funding is administered by the TEC.

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Pacific Labour Market

Employment outcomes improved for Pacific peoples in the year to September 2015.  Compared to a year before, 10,500 (or 9.6%) more Pacific peoples were employed.

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