Tags : Training

Training Incentive Allowance to support 16,000 New Zealanders into jobs

The Government is supporting 16,000 people to retrain, gain higher skills and transition into new careers by bringing back the Training Incentive Allowance.“This is an investment in people and will mean better skills, qualifications, jobs, incomes and lives,” Carmel Sepuloni said.“The impacts of COVID-19 mean reinstating the Training Incentive Allowance for higher-skill courses is more […]readmore

Jump in apprentice and trainee numbers

The number of New Zealanders taking up apprenticeships has increased nearly 50 percent, and the number of female apprentices has more than doubled. This comes as a Government campaign to raise the profile of vocational education and training (VET) begins.Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced the campaign at Mulcahy Engineering and […]readmore

One-stop ‘jobs and training’ shop goes live

The Government has launched a new online, phone and onsite service to help New Zealanders connect to a range of employment support and products for workers and businesses affected by COVID-19, announced Minister of Education Chris Hipkins and Minister for Social Development Carmel Sepuloni. Connected.govt.nz is a one-stop-shop for jobseekers, employers and people seeking information about […]readmore

Government backs construction sector with new trades training centre

Otago Polytechnic, a subsidiary of the NZ Institute of Skills and Technology, will get a new purpose-built centre in Dunedin devoted to training qualified workers for the building, construction and related trades, Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones has announced. “The Government is investing $28 million by way of grant and loan through its tagged contingency for […]readmore

PGF delivers more jobs and skills training for the regions

The Coalition Government is again delivering for jobs and skills training in Otago and Southland through the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF), Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones said today. “A total investment of over $3.5 million from the PGF will help close to 1,500 people become work-ready,” Shane Jones said. “Funding of $1.85 million over […]readmore

Regional Skills Leadership Groups to be eyes and ears for

The Government is establishing 15 independent Regional Skills Leadership Groups to better manage changing skills and workforce needs in our regions and cities andto support the recovery of labour markets. “These Groups were planned before the arrival of Covid-19 as part of a joined up approach to labour market planning which will see our workforce, education […]readmore

PGF funding boost for Hawke’s Bay

The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) is investing nearly $8 million in two game changing projects in the Hawke’s Bay, preparing youth for vocational training and job readiness, and creating immediate jobs in the manufacturing, recycling and horticulture industries, Under-Secretary for Regional Economic Development Fletcher Tabuteau announced today. “The Hawke’s Bay region was earmarked at the […]readmore

$40m for regional apprenticeships

Reprioritised funding of $40 million from the Provincial Growth Fund will support up to 1000 regional apprenticeships, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones said today. The Regional Apprenticeship Initiative is part of the wider Apprenticeship Boost announced by Education Minister Chris Hipkins and Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni yesterday. “The Regional Apprenticeship Initiative will provide a funding […]readmore

Government supports more people into industry job training

Employment Minister Willie Jackson welcomes a boost of over $30.3 million to the Mana in Mahi – Strength in Work programme, increasing support and job opportunities for those most at risk in the labour market as the economy recovers from the impact of COVID 19. “Some people, including some of our at-risk rangatahi, struggle to get […]readmore

Education laws to be strengthened

The Government will introduce a range of proposed amendments to the Education and Training Bill to help the international education sector’s recovery from COVID-19 and ensure the education system is better capable to respond to future emergencies. “We are acutely aware of the challenges the international education sector is currently facing. Our export education sector is […]readmore