Find out what’s happening with the Construction Skills Action Plan.
TEC and MOE public meetings - Workforce Development Councils (Reform of Vocational Education)
17 September 2019
The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) and Ministry of Education (MOE) want to hear what you think about the potential coverage and governance of Workforce Development Councils (WDCs).
WDCs will help industry take a lead in making New Zealand’s workforce fit for today, and the future. Through skills leadership plans, they will set a vision for the workforce and influence the vocational education and training system.
TEC and MOE are holding public meetings throughout New Zealand over the coming weeks.
Building on excellence in construction
19 August 2019
Education Minister Chris Hipkins has announced a new Centre of Vocational Excellence (CoVE) for the construction sector as part of the wider Reform of Vocational Education (RoVE). It is the second to be announced, following the naming of the primary sector as the first CoVE last week.
Mana in Mahi to help 2000 young New Zealanders into work and training
13 August 2019
The Prime Minister and Employment Minister Willie Jackson have announced the extensions to the Mana in Mahi initiative, which is part of the Construction Skills Action Plan.
New Rules support New Zealand’s construction sector
28 June 2019
Minister for Economic Development Minister has highlighted that the 4th Edition of the Government Procurement Rules require Government construction contracts valued at over $9 million to include construction skills and training.
Building Otago’s Construction workforce
17 June 2019
A $250,000 investment from the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) will be used to undertake modelling on current and future workforce training and supply requirements in the Otago Region. This will help ensure the right people and skills are available for the more than 700 construction projects forecast for the Otago region in the next 15 years.
Get ahead with a construction career
7 June 2019
The Tertiary Education Commission has launched a new construction hub on its careers.govt.nz website to attract more people to train and work in the construction industry.
Expansion of construction programme to upskill people on benefit
29 April 2019
The Ministers of Social Development, Employment, and Building and Construction have come together to formally launch a construction and training hub for job seekers wanting careers in the construction industry.
INZ to establish Construction and Infrastructure Skill Shortage List
12 December 2018
Immigration NZ has announced it’s establishing the Construction and Infrastructure Skill Shortage List to support the government’s construction and infrastructure commitments.
Government construction projects will support skills training
6 December 2018
The Ministers for Building and Construction and Economic Development have announced that Government construction projects will support skills training in the industry. Government agencies are encouraged to take the lead in setting good construction procurement practice as soon as possible, before it becomes a requirement.
Planning for 21st century construction skills
4 October 2018
The Minister for Building and Construction has officially launched the Construction Skills Action Plan, which is designed to improve the construction industry’s ability to deliver skilled jobs, careers, and build more houses.
Ensuring a sustainable construction workforce for New Zealand
27 June 2018
The Minister for Building and Construction has announced that targeted sector engagement has begun on the proposed Construction Skills Action Plan. The Plan is being developed to build a sustainable construction workforce for New Zealand.