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Need an apprentice?

Supporting learners, Learner Access and Pathways, Workplace learning Engineering and Related Technologies, Architecture and Building
Published: 23 April 2021

This is an additional resource developed by Ministry for Women.

This booklet provides some suggestions for hiring women apprentices. New Zealand’s construction industry has a skilled labour shortage and the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to impact that shortage. To meet this demand it’s helpful to cast the net wider and look past the usual ‘go-to’ groups when hiring.


What are the characteristics of an effective learning journey for women entering trades?

A three-year project, jointly commissioned by the Ministry for Women and Ako Aotearoa, to increase the participation and success of women in construction and engineering related trades where they are traditionally under-represented. A collaboration of five Industry Training Organisations, Manukau Institute of Technology, industry and educational organisations and secondary schools.

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Co-funded by

Ako Aotearoa’s
National Project Fund

Partnered with

Industry Funders