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Find out what’s happening with 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.

Read the Minister’s media release(external link).

Read more about the Government Procurement Rules(external link).

 

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.

Read the full story on the Grow Regions website(external link)

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.

Read the full announcement on the Tertiary Education Commission website(external link).

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.

Read the full announcement on the Beehive website(external link).

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.

Read the full announcement on the Immigration New Zealand website(external link).

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.

Read the full announcement on the Beehive website(external link).

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.

Read the full announcement on the Beehive website(external link).

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.

Read the full announcement on the Beehive website(external link).