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.
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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