Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Local Trainees And Firms Celebrated

Media Release

5 February

Local Trainees And Firms Celebrated

For the first time in Whangarei’s history the contribution that employers, employees and industry training organisations make to our District is going to be publicly celebrated.

About 140 people have been invited to receive their industry training certificates at the Mayoral Taskforce for Jobs Inaugural Industry Training Graduation 2013 at Toll Stadium (Northland Events Centre), on Thursday 14 February 2013.

“For decades employers have put trainees through their paces, thousands of employees have spent hours of time in private study, attending courses, submitting work for assessment, gaining valuable qualifications,” said Whangarei District Council Economic Development Manager Peter Gleeson.

“Because of all this work going on behind the scenes, trainees (young and old) have been able to earn a living and develop top quality skills here, at home, in our District. They haven’t had to leave town to get work or to get a qualification, and that is incredibly important for our economic development. While economic growth draws new people into our community, economic development helps to enrich what we already have here, providing stability and developing areas of excellence.

“In the past these achievements have sometimes been under-recognised because graduations from industry training have tended to be quite small affairs, often involving individual workplaces or simply a certificate in the mail, so all this great work has been going on invisibly, without the fanfare of graduation marches or capping ceremonies.

“This is where the Mayoral Taskforce for Jobs is playing an important role across the country, providing opportunities for employers, employees and industry training organisations to be recognised with a bit of a fanfare at the local level, through the special leadership role that Mayors have.”

Trainees, their employers, families and supporters will all be encouraged to attend this function.

The qualifications are spread across a wide spectrum that includes: community support (residential), health disability and aged support, youth leadership, mechanical engineering, baking – instore/franchise, refrigeration and air conditioning; electrical engineering, security (event and site), horticulture, civil construction works, business (first line management), agrichemical application (livestock), civil infrastructure, roadmarking, glazing, joinery/cabinetry, marine, steel, wooden boatbuilding, automotive, motorcycle, canvas fabrication, trailer boat building, panelbeating, printing, retail, sports turf maintenance, wastewater treatment and water reticulation/treatment.

“The work of these organisations, employees and trainees helps to build our future by providing a home-grown pool of skills and services that will sustain our District into the future. It helps to forge our identity as a District where people can enjoy all the natural and cultural assets unique to this place, while developing skills and earning a living,” Mr Gleeson said.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines



Werewolf 58: No Climate For Change

The last time the global community tried to take collective action on climate change the world’s leaders finally came to agree that every not-too-onerous effort should be made to hold global warming to 2°C above the pre-industrial average. At Paris, all 150 participant countries nations will have put forward their pledges... On the information available, New Zealand's is the second weakest contribution of any nation in the developed world. More>>


What Was The Package? Police Not Explaining Lambton Quay Emergency

Police cordoned off part of Lambton Quay Wednesday afternoon, saying that a suspicious package had been found. Buildings were evacuated and buses were detoured. The army’s explosive ordnance disposal unit was brought to the Quay. More>>

Public Sector Still Shrinking: Record Low Number Of 'Backroom Bureaucrats'

Ongoing restraint in the public sector and a focus on better frontline services has seen a further reduction in the number of core Government employees, State Services Minister Paula Bennett says. More>>


Disobeying The Law: Police Censorship Of Crime Research “An Outrage”

The Green Party is calling on Police Minister Michael Woodhouse to ensure Police scrap controversial contracts that place onerous restrictions on academic researchers’ access to Police data, the Green Party says. More>>


Q+A Transcript: Groser ‘Not Expecting’ Failure At UN Climate Talks

‘I will be very surprised if we don’t get an agreement. I think it’s a completely different situation to Copenhagen for a number of reasons. We’ve got a much more realistic negotiating proposal on the table. Secondly, I think the science has strengthened...’ More>>


Greenpeace Protest:

Climate Talks, Immigration And Housing: PM's Post Cabinet Press Conference

Prime Minister John Key began by talking about his recent attendance at the APEC and ASEAN summits. He segued neatly from the opportunities available in Vietnam to outlining his upcoming itinerary which includes Malta, Paris and Berlin. More>>


After Urgent Law Change: Beneficiaries Urged To Act Immediately

I am hoping that thousands more people will be enabled to lodge their review... people without internet, who don't even realise that this has been happening. If just a fraction of the people on facebook can help others to put in reviews tomorrow it could improve so many more peoples Christmas. More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news