Construction Skills Action Plan Programme

skills action plan

Construction is a key industry for New Zealand. However it does not currently have the workforce size and skills to deliver New Zealand’s growing pipeline of construction projects.

The Government established the Ministerial Group on the Construction Workforce in 2018 to develop and oversee a Construction Skills Strategy to strengthen the construction workforce.

The vision of the Strategy is for government to collaborate with industry to drive a rapid and sustainable shift that delivers the right people, at the right time, with the right skills, to meet New Zealand’s current and future construction needs.

To support the Strategy, the government announced an Action Plan to build the capacity and capability of the sector. Six initiatives make up the first Action Plan.

In this section

Boosting skills through procurement

Government agencies using their capital investment to find ways to partner more effectively with the construction sector.

Growing construction careers and credentials

Working with industry to increase interest and change views on careers and jobs in the sector.

Expanding Skills for Industry

Partnering with employers and training providers to provide industry-specific training for job seekers.

Mana in Mahi – Strength in Work

Helping employers make a difference for young people, so that they receive the training and careers they deserve in a range of industry sectors.

Immigration settings

Changing immigration settings to help the sector address immediate skills shortages.

Jobs and Skills Hubs

A free recruitment service for the construction and infrastructure industries.