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  MAORI & PASIFIKA | TRADES TRAINING  
 
 
 
LOOKING BACK AT
2017
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kia ora <<First Name>>. Welcome to the December roundup for Supporters of Māori and Pasifika Trades Training, Auckland.
 
 
 
 
 
Meri Kirihimete
IN THIS ISSUE:
 

Season’s greetings – Ngā mihi o te Kirihimete me te Tau Hou ki a koe, <<First Name>>.

Christmas is a good time to reflect on the year that’s been and take time to celebrate what we’ve achieved together. So this month, we’ve rounded up our favourite success stories, including thriving community projects, well-executed industry events and the accomplishments of our trainees.

Thank you for partnering with us and helping to make these wins possible.
From all of us at MPTT Auckland, have a safe and happy Christmas

 
 
 
 
 
Hands on learning
 
Hands-on learning
APPRENTICESHIPS
 

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.

 

 
 
 
 
 
Fair trade
WOMEN IN TRADES
 

This year, we told the stories of Māori and Pasifika women who are building their trades careers – whether by breaking stereotypes in the construction industry like Kelsey McKenna, or starting a gardening business like horticulture graduate Camille McKewin. A group of our women electrical trainees also featured on Stuff.co.nz, which reported that Manukau Institute of Technology had seen a higher proportion of women training to be electricians.

 

 
 
BACK TO HER ROOTS
Camille McKewin, Horticulture graduate and business owner

 
 
 
 
Work Readiness
 
On the job
WORK READINESS
 

A central part of the MPTT programme is to help ensure trainees are ready for work. In 2017, we created resources for trainees to read (or to look at with their navigator) that explain how to achieve work readiness milestones such as getting a drivers licence; staying away from drugs and alcohol; understanding different job contracts; knowing how to write a CV; and handling a job interview.

 

These resources are published on our website and sent to our past and current trainees via email. We also share them with supporters like you, so you can pass them on if you know someone who’s keen to build their trades career.

 
 
 
 
 
 


Looking forward

WHAT TO EXPECT IN

With the Government continuing to invest in Auckland’s trades sector, the high demand for skilled tradespeople will continue.

 

In 2018, MPTT is looking to recruit 827 new trainees to help meet that demand, as well as coaching our existing trainees and graduates to move them forward in their careers.


And keep an eye out for our new recruitment campaign launching early in the new year. Youse Got Choices will encourage more Māori and Pasifika to build a career in the trades. It will feature a series of short videos where influencers in the Māori and Pasifika community – including some well-known faces – share straight-talking but encouraging messages about learning a trade. Look out for the videos on our Facebook page.

 
 
 
 
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
 
 
 
MAORI & PASIFIKA | TRADES TRAINING
 
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