Māori Trade Training in Ōtautahi
In July, Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, Christchurch Polytechnic Institution of Technology (CPIT) and Hawkins Construction welcomed the Government’s further $1m investment into Māori Trade Training in Christchurch.

The group are still negotiating the details of the funding. However it is hoped the focus be on fee support and apprenticeships.

He Toki ki te Rika (Māori Trades Training) was launched in June 2011 by Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu, CPIT and industry partners to up skill Māori for leadership roles in the city’s rebuild.

He Toki is a 12 to 14 week Māori pre-trade training course covering programmes in carpentry, painting and decorating, plasterboard, plumbing and drainlaying.
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The Backstage Pass is an exclusive tour of Canterbury industries that CERA and Ngāi Tahu have identified will be booming in the next few years. They are predicting there will be lots of job opportunities for whānau in Engineering, Health, Construction, Agriculture, Information and Communication Technology and Professional Services such as accounting.

There are $30,000 worth of study grants available and members of Merchants of Flow – THE JAM are turning up to put on a show.

A Backstage Pass is your chance to get on the waka to a better future, go behind the scenes of a workplace and get a real feel for what it is like to work in that industry.
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