In the 2020 Budget, the government has allocated increased funding to apprenticeship training.
“New Zealanders of all ages could receive trades training, Hipkins said.
The package will include $334m for additional tertiary education enrolments, $141m to support tertiary and trades education and $32m to meet demand in trades academies.” – Stuff 14/05/2020
New Zealand Apprenticeships teach you a trade such as:
- hairdressing, barbering or beauty
- agriculture or horticulture
- sports or fitness.
As an apprentice, you:
- work for, and learn from, an employer who supports you through your apprenticeship while you are employed (and paid)
- complete practical, on-the-job assessments such as showing you can lay carpet/ fit wiring/build walls
- attend courses that are part of the apprenticeship such as block courses, evening courses and day-release classes
- complete written assessments.