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Learn more about how the Construction Skills Action Plan is helping industry, and those wanting to work in the industry.

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The Southern Initiative

A public sector organisation is using procurement strategies to grow their local construction workforce, by attaching training programmes to large construction and infrastructure projects.

Hands-on construction training for unemployed workers

In Lower Hutt, a former rest home has been turned into a 40 bed-lodge for unemployed workers looking to get into the construction industry.


In Papakura, a local business called HouseMe has taken on apprentices from Papakura High School to help build transitional housing for those in need.

City Centre Jobs and Skills Hub

The CBD Jobs and Skills Hub is helping the construction industry by providing training and support to get the right people into roles that will provide a career path.

Papakura high school - steel and tube work experience programme

The Manukau Jobs and Skills Hub has facilitated a work experience programme between Papakura High School students and Steel and Tube.

GTS Fund will help avert shortage of electricians

The Electrical Training Company (Etco) says the Group Training Scheme (GTS) Fund announced by Government last month will help avert a looming shortage of electricians in the country.

Interest in apprenticeships increasing as free trades training starts

Being an apprentice and training in trades have become so much more attractive.