Tenā koe.

Want to earn money while you learn, and set yourself up for a great future? Get started today with Skills.

At Skills, we believe we are all in the same waka. There is a huge amount of talent in our Māori communities, and one of our roles is to inform our people about the career opportunities we have available. We are also here to ensure you receive the training support and encouragement you need to succeed in your learning.

How does Skills help you?
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    We talk you and your whanau through the training process before it begins.

    This way, you’ll know what to expect from the beginning right through to the end of your training.

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    Need extra support with your learning?

    We can help you develop the literacy, numeracy, financial management skills, and personal attitude needed to achieve success.

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    Regular meeting

    Our Skills staff will meet with you regularly to provide you with advice and support, particularly when you first start your training.

Case studies

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Jackson Ruakere – Plumbing & Gasfitting

“At school I feared being chained to a desk. Now I know there are excellent opportunities for employment without a uni degree.” Read more

Got a question about doing an apprenticeship?

Need help with your training? Get in touch with one of our friendly team today.

Aimee Hutcheson, Adviser Māori
Email: aimeeh@skills.org.nz

Stuart Lawrence, National Manager – Māori
Email: stuartl@skills.org.nz