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  MAORI & PASIFIKA | TRADES TRAINING  
 
 
 
 
 
Kia ora Shelley. Welcome to the June newsletter for Supporters of Māori and Pasifika Trades Training, Auckland.
 
 
 
 
 
Happy Matariki
IN THIS ISSUE:
 

Matariki whetu ki te Rangi
Tāngata ora ki te Whenua

 

Pleiades stars in the Sky
People well-being on Earth

 

Tēnā koutou katoa, warm Pacific greetings to you all.
 

Matariki is a time to celebrate our whānau, their aspirations, and our actions for the future. It’s a time to take stock and start actions that will benefit our future work and the prosperity of ourselves and our family.

 

Our previous Governor-General, Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae said of Aotearoa NZ at Matariki: “As a strong and connected nation of remarkably innovative, positive and passionate people, our strength lies in sharing our knowledge, celebrating our individual and collective achievements, and supporting each other in both the good times and the sad times.”

 

We congratulate another group of MPTT trainees who have completed their courses and are now moving into work. They will benefit from continued support from our navigators and industry training organisations, whose task is now to help our MPTT whānau get into the workforce and secure good employer relations. A new group of trainees will start their courses soon and the MPTT cycle of whanaungatanga and manaakitanga (support and advice) programmes and workshops will start again.

 

Kia kaha to all who have completed their MPTT programmes and best of luck for the next part of your life journey.

 

Happy Matariki, Mā te wā, mauri ora.

 

Sam Sefuiva, Shelley Riley and the MPTT Aukilani team

 
 
 
 
 
 
Robert Piutau with his parents
 
Hammer time
ROBERT PIUTAU, BUILDING APPRENTICE
 

Tradespeople do a lot of great work, but it’s not every day they get national recognition for their skills. After delaying his building career for years to be a stay-at-home dad, former MPTT trainee Robert Piutau was stoked – and a little surprised – to win second place in the New Zealand Certified Builders Apprenticeship Challenge this month. Find out how Robert earned his impressive placing at the awards.

 
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Marking milestones
CELEBRATING OUR GRADUATES
 

This month we congratulated our graduating trainees at an award celebration hosted by Te Wananga o Aotearoa. Held in Mangere, it was our first event to combine MPTT trainees from different training organisations.

 

Auckland councillor Alf Filipaiana acted as MC, and trainees heard from industry speaker Dean Pouwhare from D&H Steel, apprentice Robert Piutau, and MPTT project manager Sam Sefuiva.
 

Congratulations to these trainees who won awards

 
  • Carlos Tuhua (NZMA)
    Top trainee in carpentry and was awarded a BCITO scholarship worth $1600 to cover the first year of apprenticeship fees
     

  • Toa Johansson (NZMA)
    Top trainee in carpentry and was awarded a skill saw, sponsored by Livefirm Construction and Hawkins
     

    Rose-Marie Bervang (Unitec)

  • Top trainee in automotive and was awarded a MITO scholarship worth $1250 to cover the first year of apprenticeship fees
     

  • Sherya Hetaraka (MIT)
    Top trainee in mechanical engineering and was awarded $250 from Competenz
     

  • Uatereti (Wattey) Tekabwebwere (MIT)
    Top trainee in refrigeration and air-conditioning and was awarded $250 from Competenz
     

  • Alavini Fonokalafi (MIT)
    Top trainee in welding and was awarded $250 from Competenz
     

  • Joshua Atkinson (MIT)
    Top trainee in electrical and was awarded $500 towards first year apprenticeship fees

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Sorry for the delay
UPDATE ABOUT OUR TOOLS GRANT
 

A number of trainees in apprenticeships have been waiting an unacceptably long time for their tools grant to be paid. We apologise for this delay and we’re working to speed up the process.

 

The $1000 tools grant is part of the support trainees get from MPTT once they complete their pre-trades programme and start an apprenticeship or equivalent work.

 

This grant is administered by the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC), which funds MPTT. The process is that MPTT training providers (such as polytechnics and private training establishments) tell TEC when a trainee applies for the tools grant. TEC then pays the money to the provider and it is passed on to the MPTT trainee.

 

This should be a simple process, but it’s been taking an unacceptable amount of time. On behalf of Maori and Pasifika Trades Training: Auckland, we apologise for these long delays. At the moment, we’re working with TEC to establish a cleaner, quicker payment system so our trainees can get the grant money faster and buy the tools they need.

 

 
 
 
 
 
Events for July
 
Matariki

Dawn Karakia, June 30, 6am-9.30am
Festival for the month of July
 

MPTT Whanaungatanga Hui
Wednesday, 15 August
 

Cook Island Language Week

July 30 – August 4

 
 
 
 
 
 
MANUKAU INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY   HAWKINS
Te Wananga o Aotearoa   Unitec Institute of Technology
 
 
BCITO
  SKILLS
CONNEXIS   NGATI WHATUA ORAKEI
 
COMPETENZ   SERVICE IQ
GH TRAINING  
NZMA
 
OCEANIA CAREER ACADEMY   SOLOMON GROUP
SKILLS 4 WORK  
MITO
 
 
 
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