Apprenticeships / Cadetships & Free Trades Training

The government has announced a $380.6m dollar initiatives to help grow apprenticeships to 36,000 per year nationally, & to offer Free Trades Training.

 These initiatives will provide great opportunities for our young people, community, and businesses to find & offer paid work experience and FREE Trades training to better meet our local workforce needs.  

Developing opportunities for our Young People/Community and Local Businesses and Employers....see below!

 

For young people and our community:

Opportunities in this space are just starting to be identified and developed locally, to find out more:

Apprenticeships / paid Work Experience: 

  1. Students can register their interest with your school's Career's Advisor or Gateway staff
  2. The community can contact the Mana in Mahi program if they have had difficulty getting a job and want help to move into long term work/apprenticeship
  3. If you are 18-24 years old, Cadet Max, could help you find a cadetship
  4. visit our Job Help page for services that can help you to connect with apprenticeships and free training opportunities

Free Trades Training:

1.  More Info here on the Targeted Training Scheme ( allowing for free Trades training and apprenticeships for level 3-7 courses in the following industries)
    1. Primary industries, including agriculture, horticulture, and viticulture, fisheries and forestry
    2. Construction, including building, plumbing, and civil engineering
    3. Community support, including youth work, care for the elderly, care for people with disabilities, counseling,  interventions in family violence, and community health
    4. Manufacturing and mechanical engineering and technology
    5. Electrical engineering
    6. Road transport (vehicle operations)

2. Students can register their interest with your school's Career's Advisor or Gateway staff

3. The community can visit our Job Help page for finding local support services that can help you to connect with free training opportunities

4. The community can continue to watch the Local Training page as our Training providers start to promote their local apprenticeship & Trades related opportunities

 

For BUSINESSES & EMPLOYERS:

1.  Subsidized Apprenticeships:

  • an employer wage subsidy called Apprenticeship Boost
    • of up to of up to $12,000 per annum / $1,000 per month / for first-year apprentices and up to $6,000 per annum  / $500 per month) / for second-year apprentices
    • Employers of first and second-year apprentices who are in a Tertiary Education Commission approved New Zealand Apprenticeship or a Managed Apprenticeship will be able to apply for Apprenticeship Boost through the Ministry of Social Development (MSD).
  • the Mana in Mahi program to help those who are disadvantaged in the labour market to move into long term work
    • new Regional Apprenticeship, Ta Ara Mahi, funding
      • allows for up to $40,000 per apprentice, which includes a wage subsidy.
      • There is additional funding to help with business support and pastoral care so employers and apprentices can successfully maintain the apprenticeship.
      • priority is given to people who have lost work due to COVID 19, Maori and Pasifika, people who have undertaken pre-trade training
      • Interested employers can email:  RegionalApprenticeshipInitiative@mbie.govt.nz
    • Apply for TPK Cadetship Funding (up to $10k per cadet to develop Maori workers for a term of at least 6 months)

    Apprenticeship/Cadetship Related Resources for Employers:

      2. Targetted Training Scheme ( allowing for free Trades training and apprenticeships for level 3-7 courses in the following industries)

        • Primary industries, including agriculture, horticulture, and viticulture, fisheries and forestry
        • Construction, including building, plumbing, and civil engineering
        • Community support, including youth work, care for the elderly, care for people with disabilities, counseling,  interventions in family violence, and community health
        • Manufacturing and mechanical engineering and technology
        • Electrical engineering
        • Road transport (vehicle operations)

       

      These central government initiatives provide a great platform & means for our local business and industry to partner with local leadership, employment support providers, training providers to help get through this trying time, create jobs, and build our capacity to meet the changing workforce needs across the Eastern Bay of Plenty.   

      Keep watching this space as local opportunities develop!