Establishing new Jobs and Skills Hubs

Jobs and Skills Hubs are a collective impact model where agencies and other stakeholders can pool resources and deliver services collectively, to ensure that the employment, skills training and other service offerings developed are joined up and responsive.

Hubs are a great opportunity to activate the potential of local people to work on big construction and infrastructure projects – and to meet firms’ needs for skilled workers through providing an onsite training function. Potentially a Jobs and Skills Hub can service inter-generational pipelines of employment and training for local communities and their whanau.

The Sector Workforce Engagement Programme(external link) (SWEP) will establish two additional Jobs and Skills Hubs in Auckland, one in Glenfield on the North Shore and another in Manukau, with the intention to have these operational by June 2019. An additional 60 young people will be supported into apprenticeships through the two new Jobs and Skills Hubs.

SWEP is also scoping a regionally based Hub in the Manawatu/Whanganui region, to service a range of projects, including construction.

This initiative is led by MBIE’s Provincial Development Unit.