2011 05 04 CM Leith Comer - Maori Economic Summit - Te Puni Kokiri


2011 05 04 CM Leith Comer - Maori Economic Summit - Te Puni Kokiri

Māori Professional l&Group Training

BACKGROUND• Minister of Māori Affairs’ January 2009 MāoriEconomic Summit.• Prime Minster’s February 2009 Job Summit.• A collaborative effort between MinisterialEconomic Taskforce and Te Puni iKōkiri.i

TASKThe focus of this project centered on threetargeted initiatives:• Māori in Industry and Trades Training;• Cadetships; and• Māori Professional and Group Training.

JOBS AND BETTER JOBSThe focus was not only on upskilling Māorito get into employment, but also to enableMāori to get better jobs and thereforebetter pay.

ROB McLEOD• Income Gap 1999Non‐Māori$6,185Māori• 2004: 172,500 Māori unemployed ‐ $1.06 billion

THE SECTORITOsEmployersTertiaryInstitutions

WHAT WAS CONSTRUCTEDITOsEmployersTertiary Institutions• Tailored for Māori with pastoral care options• Strong input from local Māori community• Strong Māori presence within the senior levelsof theorganisationi• Access to multiple sources of funding• Strong linkswith ith localbusinesses and businessgroups

MĀORI GROUP PROFESSIONAL AND TRADES TRAINING OUTCOMESInitiative Investment Training Places Further training EmploymentInfraTrain $400,000 359 359Seafood ITO $61,250 123 23 100ATTTO $85,000 157 85 72Kohanga $157,900 10‐12 4 6 propertyp ReoassessorsCadetships $595,000 65 10 research internships (training forPhD)55TeacherTraining$50,000 48 48Accountants $47,500 16 2Business$22,750 30 17AnalystsArchitects $90,000 10 10LENScience $330,000 Up to 1,000 850 (secondary education across 25Auckland schools)Total $1,842,400 Up to 1,818 972 669

JOBS AND BETTER JOBSThe focus remains not only on upskillingMāori to get into employment, but also toenable Māori to get better jobs andtherefore better pay.

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