Training to be imparted to over 1800 Maori under new scheme


As per the media reports, under a Government initiative announced on Thursday, over 1800 Maori will be getting training in a wide range of industries.

According to Maori Affairs Minister Pita Sharples, "The signing of an agreement with InfraTrain, the industry training organization for the civil infrastructure industry, is a step towards Maori receiving training in industries with strong employment prospects."

He continued that at least 20% of the intake will be new employees by InfraTrain, who would also be aided into higher level training.

It should be noted that 250 North Island training places would be provided by the Maori for Industry and Trades Training at entry level through to diploma level, ultimately giving training to a total of 1820 people.

"Maori make up more than one third of the current civil infrastructure workforce in the North Island," concluded Dr. Sharples.