Māori And Pasifika Trades Training: Auckland
#youse Got Choices
Trades skills give you choices – both in your career and your life.
You’ll learn practical skills that earn you cash, build your mana, and give you the know-how to
help your whānau and community. Even better, Māori and Pasifika aged 16 to 40 can train for free,
and we’ll help you find work when you’re ready.
You don’t need to be super strong, have a perfect track record, or get top marks at school.
If you want to be a tradie, you can do it – and we’ll help you get there.
Thinking Of Choosing A Future In The Trades?
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Want to make good money, help your whānau thrive, or be your own boss one day? At Māori and Pasifika Trades Training (MPTT), we know trades skills can give you the choices you want in life.
And if you’re worried you’re not smart enough, strong enough, confident enough or good enough, don’t be. Trades skills aren’t something you’re born with; they’re something you learn. And with so many different trades jobs out there – from butchery to building – you can choose the one that’s right for you. Check out our videos of well-known faces and people in your community who know you’ve got what it takes.
Show your support by uploading your own video to let your community know why the trades are a great career choice. It’s easy – just shoot your video in landscape (hold your phone sideways) and look directly into the camera as you say your piece. Then upload it here or post it directly to our Facebook page.Upload Your Video
How we can help
MPTT supports Māori and Pasifika to build lasting careers in the trades. You’ll join hundreds of other Māori and Pacific Islanders who are learning a trade, and we’ll work closely with you to help you prepare for working life. When it comes to choosing the right course or finding that first job, we’ve partnered with training and industry organizations so you can go from beginner to qualified as smoothly as possible.
FREE FEES AND TOOLS
It can be hard to find the cash for your training. That’s why we’ll pay your
course fees – no strings attached. Once you’re an apprentice, we’ll also give you $1000 to spend on tools.
Besides nailing the practical skills, you need personal skills to make it on the job. To help you reach your goals, we’ll set you up with a ‘Navigator’ (mentor) who has knowledge of the industry and of Māori and Pasifika cultures.
We’ll show you how to land a job with the best employers. When you’re ready, we’ll help you find work and give you a ‘Work Readiness Passport’ that tells employers you’ve got what it takes.
Do you qualify for free fees?
You might think scholarships are just for flash people – like those who get top marks at school or want to go to university. But many great careers have nothing to do with how academic you are.
Successful trades people have a great attitude, are good with their hands and enjoy doing practical work as part of a team. Our scholarships are for you if you’re serious about building a career in the trades. You’ll also need to be:
- Māori or Pasifika
- Aged 16-40
- Accepted into your chosen course*
*For us to pay your fees you’ll first need to get into your course – but we can help you with that too.
“How would you like to look after your future for the next 30 years?
Trades training is a fantastic opportunity to do just that.”
Which trade should you choose?
The right trade for you depends on your interests and personality. To help you choose, we’ve collected information about what each trade involves, how you can learn, and where it could take you.
Working with and fixing vehicles takes accuracy and patience. You’ll also need good people skills to explain problems clearly to customers.
If you like working with your hands, enjoy being active and have an eye for detail, construction could be perfect for you.
Installing, repairing and maintaining electrical systems is about solving practical problems and being careful of safety issues.
In this creative career, you’ll cut, style and colour people’s hair and help clients feel relaxed by being friendly, polite and a good listener.
Develop the culinary and customer service skills that make people feel welcome and bring them back for more.
Build the systems that support our communities. You’ll use practical skills to help plan and execute large projects, such as building bridges and roads.
Use your problem-solving skills to build and maintain the systems that provide water and gas, and remove waste.
refrigeration & airconditioning
This trade makes it possible to store and transport our food and medicines. It suits organised people who are confident with technology.
welding & fabrication
This trade will see you working with metals to build anything from heavy machinery to playground equipment.