Where could a trade take you?

A wide range of training and career opportunities in the trades and services industries are highlighted as part of 'Got a Trade' Week


But why focus on raising awareness of the trades and services industries?  Simply put, they are industries that we can’t afford to ignore.  Overall, they account for 75% of all employment in New Zealand!

However, for various reasons, jobs in these industries don’t feature in the plans of many young people. At the same time, many young people go to university and gain qualifications that are not relevant to the jobs that they end up working in. A further 90,000 young Kiwis aged 15 to 24 years are not in employment, education or training.

The ‘Got a Trade? Got it Made!’ campaign presents a number of different trades and services occupations to young people to highlight the positive opportunities for young people in these areas.