At MPTT, our number one goal is to get trainees into apprenticeships. That’s because apprentices are actively working towards their qualification and a career in the trades, rather than just having a job.
This year, we worked to ensure our trainees understood what an apprenticeship is and why they should seek one. We also challenged the misconception that apprentices cost employers money. In fact, research by BCITO shows an apprentice is well worth the investment; for every $1 spent on training, the business will benefit by an average of $4.70 in increased profit for up to 10 years.
We also told the stories of trainees who have worked hard to land apprenticeships. This helps inspire other trainees and show them ways to earn an apprenticeship, whether it’s door-knocking like Jason Lemalu, having solid work-readiness skills like Waru Pairama, or talking to MPTT navigators and making contacts in the industry like Jerome Ramsay.