Expanding Skills for Industry

The Ministry of Social Development’s Skills for Industry programme partners with industry (employers and training providers) to provide industry-specific training for MSD job seekers.

This training can be immediately prior to or during employment, and is offered across a number of sectors including construction.

These partnerships create employment opportunities for job seekers, and help address skills and labour
shortages in the industries it is involved with.

Skills for Industry training packages usually include:

  • entry level training
    • health and safety
    • business or industry induction
    • basic skills training, including licences
  • on-the-job training
  • industry qualifications once in employment, and
  • in-work support.

This initiative is led by the Ministry of Social Development.

Find out more about expanding skills for industry(external link).