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Got it Made with a Trade?

Published: Wed 23 Aug 2017 02:31 PM
Got it Made with a Trade?
Tertiary Education Commission Chief Executive, Tim Fowler, says Got a Trade? Got it Made! week is a great example of the collaboration needed between industry and career influencers to get more young people into apprenticeships.
Got a Trade? Got it Made! week aims to raise awareness of the training and career opportunities on offer across a wide range of industries.
“There are great opportunities out there for young people who want to earn while they learn the skills they need to be successful, especially across the construction, primary and service sectors which are particularly affected by skills shortages.
“As the Government’s careers agency, the TEC supports the great work of Got a Trade? Got it Made! by providing information and advice to educate young people about potential career opportunities through apprenticeships.
“Apprenticeships offer great earning potential, on-going training, and ensure workers have the skills industry needs. Industry will need around 100,000 new workers in the next five years in the construction and services sectors alone. So, apprentices are vital for the success of our economy.
“Educating school leavers about the benefits of apprenticeships is at the heart of TEC’s Gateway programme which enables schools to provide senior students with opportunities to access structured workplace learning.
“And our careers.co.nz website has a wealth of resources for students, parents, teachers and whānau to help them guide positive career discussions and decisions.
“We all need to work together promote trades as a first-choice career option. Got a Trade? Got it Made! week is an excellent example of this collaboration,” Mr Fowler says.
For more information about the Gateway programme seehere.
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