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  MAORI & PASIFIKA | TRADES TRAINING  
 
 
 
BUILDING BETTER TOGETHER
 
Naku te rourou nau te rourou ka ora ai te iwi
With your basket and my basket the people will live
 
 
 
 
 
Hi <<First Name>>. Welcome to MPTT: Auckland's April update. 
 
 
 
 
 
Aiming high
KIRK SARGENT, PROJECT MANAGER
 
We recently welcomed a new group of trainees with a series of induction days. One aim of these events was to encourage our trainees to set their sights high and make the most of the opportunity their scholarship provides. We share the details of these Sector Induction Days below, along with the stories of hospitality trainees who are taking on extra training to improve their career prospects.

 
 
 
 
 
Extra study boosts new careers
IS A LEVEL 5 QUALIFICATION AN ADVANTAGE?
 
Level 4 training is enough to get started in the workforce. But some industry insiders say doing an extra year of study upfront helps trainees earn more money and advance their careers.
 
Find out why Cherie Freeman, Manukau Institute of Technology’s Dean of Faculty of Consumer Services, is a strong advocate for students completing Level 5.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Carving a new path
JASON LEMALUE, CONSTRUCTION
 
Many trainees study before they work – but that route isn’t for everyone. Jason Lemalu had “grown-up bills” to pay and was ready for work, so he decided to go straight into an apprenticeship with support from BCITO.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Welcoming our new trainees

SECTOR INDUCTION DAYS

We recently held four Sector Induction Days where we met our new trainees and let them know more about their scholarship and the trades industry. Our Mana Whakahaere (Champions) and alumni spoke to trainees about the need to step up and make the most of their scholarship, and to give back to their whānau, communities and employers.
 
The events were sector-led and aimed to build relationships between the trainees, navigators and industry organisations. More than 70% of scholars came along to the induction days, and our relationship managers are following up with those who didn’t attend.
 
 
 
 
 
Carpentry
 
This event was held at Sustainable Coastlines in the Viaduct Basin – an education hub that previous MPTT trainees helped to build. The day included a session about employment run by BCITO, and MPTT alumni Anton Lee-Kutia helped present the scholarships to our new trainees before the group enjoyed some kai. Richard Mason, BCITO Area Manager for Central and West Auckland, says the day was beneficial for both partners and trainees. “It was a great opportunity for members of the MPTT consortium to talk with trainees about the busy construction industry and how much they can, in the future, be a key part of it.”
 
 
 
 
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Automotive
 
As well as meeting each other and getting to know the MPTT team, our new automotive trainees visited employers to see what it takes to succeed in this trade and learn more about the industry. Brian Messer, Acting Regional Manager at MITO, says it was great to see the trainees excited about their future careers. “Employers gave up their time to give insight into the light vehicle, heavy vehicle and collision repair industries and outlined the qualities they’re looking for in new employees,” says Brian. “We were impressed with the level of enthusiasm for the industry from the trainees.” Later, MPTT alumni Samson Tuituu helped present the scholarships to our new automotive trainees.
 
 
 
 
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Welding, Fabrication and Air Conditioning
 
This event began at Sustainable Coastlines with team building activities led by our Navigators. Trainees got to know the MPTT team and our partners. Later in the day, we moved to Manukau Institute of Technology for the awards ceremony, where the trainees received their scholarships. Trainees then spent time with employers learning more about their chosen trade. Iani Nemani, Māori and Pasifika Manager at Competenz, says the Sector Induction Days were a great chance to meet future employees at the start of their training. “For Competenz, the opportunity to get the trainees meeting employers was a highlight, and it was great for employers to see there’s a readily available labour supply.”
 
 
 
 
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Electrical and Plumbing
 
To help our trainees get to know each other, we arranged for them to spend time in a traditional waka in the Viaduct Basin. Being together on the water meant our trainees had the chance to interact and work as a team. Later, MPTT alumni Chris Lautua helped present the scholarships to new trainees. Issac Liava’a, Relationship Manager at Skills, says it was great to see the next Māori and Pasifika cohort of future electricians and plumbers take the first step on their journey into the trades. “The Sector Induction Day allowed us to all be together to celebrate success and our collective journey ahead.”
 
 
 
 
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Need an employee? The next batch of MPTT trainees will be completing their qualifications from June. Talk to our Navigators below to see how we can help.
 
 
 
 
Need an employee?
OUR NAVIGATORS CAN HELP YOU FIND AN EMPLOYEE YOU CAN TRUST
 
Travis Fenton
 
Travis Fenton
 
Oceania Careers Academy
e. travis.fenton@oca.nz
m. 021 138 8905
John Kotoisuva
 
John Kotoisuva
 
Oceania Careers Academy
e: john.kotoisuva@oca.nz
m: 021 288 8241
p: 09 270 4071
 
 
 
Tu Nu'uali'itia
 
Tu Nu'uali'itia
 
The Solomon Group
e. tu.nu'uali'itia@oca.nz
Murray Conroy
 
Murray Conroy
 
The Solomon Group
e. murray@solomongroup.co.nz
 
 
 
Michelle Buchan
 
Michelle Buchan
 
The Solomon Group
e. michelleb@solomongroup.co.nz
 
Ana Cullen
 
Ana Cullen
 
The Solomon Group
e: anac@solomongroup.co.nz
 
 
 
 
MANUKAU INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY   HAWKINS
Te Wananga o Aotearoa   Unitec Institute of Technology
 
 
BCITO
  SKILLS
CONNEXIS   NGATI WHATUA ORAKEI
 
COMPETENZ   SERVICE IQ
GH TRAINING  
HOSPOWORLD
 
OCEANIA CAREER ACADEMY   SOLOMON GROUP
SKILLS 4 WORK  
MITO
 
 
 
 
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