Government invests $2.2m of funding for Northland skills training

More Northlanders will have access to alternative pathways to work through a Government investment of $2.2 million in regional education and skills training, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones has announced.

The money is to go on three skills training projects in the region to help integrate prisoners back into work; help young people with intellectual disabilities and/or high social needs into employment; and to train up to 25 people in collision repairs.

“The Covid-19 pandemic has dealt a blow to New Zealand’s economy, with the effects being felt hard in the regions. Our recovery will be driven, in large part, by the regions so it is imperative Northland businesses have a well-trained work force and locals have more ways to learn and upskill,” Jones said.

“The $2.2m funding for Northland is part of a $12.2m investment, from the Te Ara Mahi allocation of the Provincial Growth Fund, to support

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