to give young Māori a 'springboard' into mahi
Twenty-four weeks to prepare and help young people to get into jobs is the Māori Trades and Training 'Mahi Whakaara' programme's goal.
The programme's new facility on Sutherland Terrace will open its doors on May 2 and should welcome about 12 trainees from 15 to 24-year-olds.
Four programmes will roll out in the next two years to learn about painting, building, fitting, tertiary, fitter and turner, silviculture and Te Ao Maori.
Mahi Whakaara tertiary learning tutor Tarina MacDonald said the aim was to get the youth prepared for the labour market.
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