Apprenticeship scheme gets a boost in Taranaki
The Engineering Taranaki Consortium (ETC) has won a government contract to provide engineering apprenticeships.
The consortium applied to be part of the direct funding scheme through the government’s competitive bidding process, which enabled employers/industry direct access to funding that had historically only been accessed by Industry Training Organisations (ITOs).
The three other successful applicants were Southern Group Training (Northland and Southland); Ryman Healthcare, and NZ Kiwifruit Growers Incorporated.
ETC is a collective of Taranaki’s major engineering firms, and Venture Taranaki contributes to the group’s activities.
It has been involved in the delivery of the Modern Apprenticeship scheme in the district for more than 10 years.