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New Zealand Workers Must Upskill

New Zealand Workers Must Upskill

“Rapidly emerging new technologies and the burgeoning industrial internet highlight the need for a Ministry of Job Creation. The NZ Independent Coalition plans to instigate a Ministry of Job Creation immediately after the election,” said Brendan Horan

“The first role will be to identify jobs that will be valued in 2020 and create educational pathways for our children and young people so they will be job-ready upon leaving school

“Another priority is upskilling existing workforces for the fresh opportunities skillsets and competencies in the new world of the industrial internet.

“As highlighted in the Sunday Star-Times last weekend by Rob O’Neill, robotics and new technologies are rapidly replacing human workforces.

“New Zealand therefore has the unique opportunity to be ahead of the ball and upskill our workforces ahead of time, so there will always be jobs for the people of New Zealand.

“Higher skills seed greater productivity, and greater productivity allows more money to be paid out in wages.

“We are committed to equipping our new and existing workforces with the skills and competencies they need to ensure they can enjoy job security with enough money to provide an environment with safe children, safe families, and a safe society.

“The first operations of the Ministry of Job Creation will begin in the Bay of Plenty

“The future is ours, but no-one is going to give it to us. We must plan it and build it ourselves,” said Brendan Horan.

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