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

Kia orana, Te 'Epetoma o te reo Māori Kuki Airani

 

Our language and identity is a gift to the future of our children and families. Cook Islands language week begins this week, with the theme ‘Kia ngākau parau, kia rangarangatu to tatou Reo Māori Kūki Āirani; Be proud of our Reo Māori Kūki Āirani and protect its future!’ We all want to preserve and promote our heritage, including our language.

 

Māori and Pasifika Trades Training: Aukilani is also a real chance to protect the future of our people – building individual careers in industry and creating a stronger collective future for ourselves, our children and our whānau. As part of the consortium, we are all actively participating to help more Māori and Pasifika into the trades.

 

Our teams at Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT), Unitec Institute of Technology (Unitec), Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, Skills4Work and NZMA are now welcoming the next group of MPTT trainees into their programmes. Another group graduated two weeks ago and these trainees are being supported into work and apprenticeships by our industry training partners BCITO, Skills, Competenz, MITO and ServiceIQ. The success of this programme also depends on our navigators from the Solomon Group and OCA, who help guarantee trainees’ commitment to successfully completing this unique skills-for-work initiative. All parts of our Auckland village are fully contributing to a stronger future.

 

‘Kia ngākau parau, kia rangarangatu to tatou Reo Māori Kūki Āirani; Be proud of our Reo Māori Kūki Āirani and protect its future!’

 
 
 
 
 
 
Sam Fihaki at the Whanaungatanga Day earlier this year
 
Taking the plunge
SAM FIHAKI, PLUMBING AND GASFITTING TRAINEE
 

Sam Fihaki knew plumbing skills were in demand – but he didn’t expect to be peppered with job requests from family members before he’d even finished his training.

 

“It’s pretty funny when people in my family say, ‘Oh, our toilet is blocked, can you come and fix it? We’ll pay you’. But I’m not a plumber yet. I haven’t even finished my first year!”

 

Find out how this 18-year-old is learning valuable skills that are already proving to be in hot demand.

 
READ MORE

 
 
 
 
 
FOU FALE
 
Nau mai
WELCOME TO OUR NEW MANA WHAKAHAERE
 

Nau mai Tuwhakairiora (Tu) Williams Williams (Whakatohea, Ngai Tai, Ngāti Porou) has a strong family history in the trades, beginning with his grandfather who was a Master Builder. Now serving as Mana Whakahaere (ambassador) for MPTT, Tu says the programme offers Māori and Pacific youth the chance to secure their future.

 

“The construction industry is booming, and will continue to do so for a long time. These young people will be able to provide a more secure future for themselves and their families. The trades industry will benefit as more people gain the skills required to meet demand. MPTT is good for the industry, good for the economy and good for the country.”

 

With a background in the health and education sectors, Tu is a former chair of the Electoral College of the Māori Television Service and was a board member of Amnesty International New Zealand. As principal associate of Williams & Associates and former chief executive of Te Kāhui Mana Ririki Trust, he has been involved in research projects including the impact of globalisation on Māori and Pasifika Island communities in Aotearoa New Zealand.

 

Though new to the role of Mana Whakahaere, Tu has been involved with MPTT since its early days and says the programme has helped champion the importance of trades training.

 

“The chronic skills shortage in the industry now is testimony to trades training being a lower priority in the past, and we are racing to catch up due to political short-sightedness. MPTT represents a significant endeavour to address the skills demand that will persist far into the future.”

 

The consortium welcomes Tu as a valuable addition to MPTT Auckland.

 
 
 
 
 
Got a Trade! Week
 
In demand
GOT A TRADE! WEEK
 

Got A Trade! Week is a great chance to talk about the incredible range of career options in the trades – along with the benefits of the ‘earn while you learn’ pathway. The campaign speaks to young people aged 16-24 years, as well as key influencers including parents, teachers and careers advisors.

 

A recent global survey by Manpower Inc. showed tradies are still very much in demand, with skilled trade positions being the hardest to fill globally for the fifth year in a row. Electricians, plumbers and carpenters are all in short supply. In fact, New Zealand will need at least 30,000 new qualified tradespeople in the construction sector by 2021 – probably more after the government’s budget announcements about state housing growth and the 200 promised new school buildings.

 

If you know a young person who might want to find out more about the trades, please forward them this email and let them know about Got a Trade! Week.
The event will be held from August 20-24.
You can register today on the Got a Trade! website.

 
FIND OUT MORE

 
 
 
 
 
Te 'Epetoma o te reo Māori Kūki 'Āirani
COOK ISLANDS LANGUAGE WEEK
 

Cook Islanders are the second largest Pacific ethnic group in New Zealand (after Samoans), making up 20% of the Pacific population – with close to 37,000 Cook Islanders living in the Auckland region alone. Cook Islands Language Week begins this month, celebrating this rich and diverse language and culture.

 

Cook Islands Māori, or Māori Kūki ‘Āirani, is in the same language family as New Zealand Māori but is its own distinct language. Rarotongan is the most widely used (and standardised) dialect, but there are a number of others including those from: Pukapuka; Aitutaki; Ngāpūtoru (the dialects of Ātiu, Ma’uke and Miti`āro); Mangaia; Manihiki-Rakahanga; Penrhyn (Tongareva).

 

The annual ‘Epetoma o te reo Māori Kūki ’Āirani: Cook Islands Language Week will be held from Sunday 29 July to Saturday 4 August 2018. Find out more on the Ministry for Pacific Peoples website.

 
 
 
 
 
 
The art of negotiation
NEGOTIATION TIPS FOR TRAINEES
 

When trainees first enter the working world, there’s a lot to learn – and some of the key skills are about communication. This month, we share some tips for trainees on how they can ask their boss for a pay rise or more flexible working hours, plus how to respond no matter what the answer is. If you know a trainee who might like some advice on talking to their boss, help them out by forwarding them this email.

 
READ THE ARTICLE
 
 
 
 
 
 
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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