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Skills package sustains Māori economic growth

He horanga kaupapa taunaki i te whanaketanga öhanga Mäori

English translation follows Maori.

1,000 atu ngä tängata Māori i roto i ngä mahi whakangungu ä-ahumahi, me ngä hötaka whakangungu äkonga i te wähi mahi, e kiia nei ko Modern Apprenticeships

28 Hepetema 2004

E ai ki a Pieter Burghout, te tumuaki o te Industry Training Federation “I raro i te horanga kaupapa ako pükenga i whakapuakina i te rangi nei, ka whakapikia te whanaketanga öhanga o te motu, tae atu ki te whanaketanga öhanga Māori".

"I raro i tënei horanga kaupapa, ka täpiritia te 1000 kaimahi Mäori ki ërä kei te whakangungua i te wähi mahi, e tino piki ai ö rätou pükenga, me te möhio anö mä konei e ahu whakamua ai rätou i ä rätou mahi."

"He mea tino nui te moni, he rawe hoki te whakaahuatanga o te ü ki te kaupapa."

"Kei te kino te korekore o ngä kaimahi me ngä pükenga mahi i tënei wä. Tata ki te 80% o ngä kaimahi mö te kähui kaimahi o te motu ä te tekau tau kei mua i te aroaro, kei roto anö i te kähui kaimahi o tënei wä. Nä reira ehara i te mea me mutu anö i te tautoko i te rangatahi e hou mai ana ki te kähui mahi i raro i ngä Hötaka Whakangungu e kiia nei ko Modern Apprenticeships, engari kia manawanui anö tätou ki te whakapakari i ngä pükenga o ä tätou kaimahi huri noa te mahi whakangungu i ngä ahumahi. Ka kitea i tënei kaupapa kua puta i "waenganui i ngä whakaputanga pütea Käwanatanga", te ü kia piki ngä pükenga mö ngä rä kei te tü mai.

Ka kitea i te National Bank Small Business Monitor ko te kore kaimahi whai pükenga te raruraru matua kei mua i ngä whakahaere iti, i ngä whakahaere ähua rahi anö hoki – he nui kë atu i ngä mahi whakahokihoki pepa mä ngä Tari, i te whakataetae ki ëtahi atu ränei, i te mimititanga ränei o ngä paringa pütea.

E ai ki te tirohanga e kiia nei te Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion o te marama o Hurae, 20% o ngä whakahaere katoa i kï, ko te rapu kaimahi te raruraru matua mö te whakapiki i ä rätou hua me ä ratou mahi. Kei runga rawa atu tënei tau i te 30 tau ki muri, ka whakaritea tënei ki te 8% i körero përä i te tau 2001, me te 2% i te tau 1999.

I tëtahi tirohanga i te tau 2003, nä Te Puni Kökiri rätou ko te NZIER, ko Te Ōhanga Whanaketanga Māori i whakarite, i kitea he tere kë atu te tupu o te öhanga Māori i te öhanga o te motu nui tonu.

“Kei runga atu i te 1,000 ngä äkonga Mäori i te Hötaka Whakangungu i te Wähi Mahi e kiia nei ko Modern Apprenticeships, ä, 21,500 ngä akonga whänui i ngä mahi whakangungu ä-ahumahi i te tau 2003. Ahakoa ko te iwi Māori 10% o te kähui mahi ko rätou kei te 17% o ngä akonga ahumahi, ä, ko rätou tëtahi 15% o ngä akonga o Modern Apprentices. "He kaupapa ënei kei te kitea te hua mö te iwi Mäori."

“I ënei whakaroherohe, 850 äkonga Māori atu anö ka uru atu i te tau 2005, 150 äkonga Māori atu anö ka uru atu i raro i ngä Modern Apprentices, i raro i tënei horanga kaupapa.

"Kei te mahi tahi ngä ahumahi me te Käwanatanga ki te hanga i te ao mö äpöpö mö tätou. Ka tïmata mätou ki te hanga i tëtahi Rautaki Whakangungu ä-Ahumahi hou, i tä mätou hui, a ngä Whakahaere Whakangungu Ahumahi (ITO) ä te 14 o Oketopa, ki te Minita, ki a Steve Maharey me ana äpiha, ki te körerorero mö ngä pükenga e tika ana mö äpöpö.

“He mea nui tënei, e whakaahuatia ai te ngäkau ü ki ënei kaupapa, arä, te whakanoho mai i te 1,000 äkonga i raro i a Modern Apprentices, me te whängai moni hoki mö ngä äkonga 5,000 i ngä ahumahi, i a mätou e anga whakamua ana ki te taumata i wawatatia e mätou, kia 250,000 ngä äkonga i te tau 2007”, e ai ki a Pieter Burghout.


Skills package sustains Māori economic growth

1,000 more Māori in industry training and Modern Apprenticeships

28 September 2004

“The skills package announced today sustains economic growth, including Māori economic growth”, said Pieter Burghout, Chair of the Industry Training Federation. “And the package means that an extra 1,000 Māori will access training they need in their jobs to upskill and advance their careers”

“The money is good news; the show of commitment is great news.”

“Labour and skills shortages are at very high levels. 80% of the workforce in ten years is in the workforce now. So not only do we need to support young people entering industry through Modern Apprenticeships, we need to upskill our current workers through industry training generally. This between budgets package shows further commitment to a skilled future.

The National Bank Small Business Monitor shows a lack of skilled employees is now the biggest problem facing Small and Medium Enterprises – more important than bureaucracy, competition or low turnover.

According to July’s Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion, 20% of all firms reported labour as the single factor most limiting their ability to increase production or activity. This is at 30 year highs, and compares with only 8% in 2001 and 2% in 1999.

A 2003 study prepared by Te Puni Kôkiri and the NZIER, Te Ōhanga Whanaketanga Māori, showed that the Māori economy is growing faster than the general economy.

“There are now over 1,000 Māori Modern Apprentices and 21,500 industry trainees during 2003. While Māori are 10% of the workforce they are 17% of industry trainees, and 15% of Modern Apprentices. These are programs that work for Māori”.

“On current proportions, this package means another 850 Māori trainees in 2005 and an extra 150 Māori Modern Apprentices.

“Industry and Government are working together to build our future. We will begin working on a new Industry Training Strategy on October 14 when Industry Training Organisations (ITOs) meet with Minister Maharey and officials to start discussing our skilled future.

“Bringing on an extra 1,000 Modern Apprentices, and funding 5,000 industry trainees as we move towards our target of 250,000 trainees by 2007 is a significant commitment ”, said Pieter Burghout.

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