Skills & Employment

Key to productivity improvement is the development of skills in the workplace. 

Meeting skills and employment needs

Building management capability

Take a look at The ICEHOUSE programmes.
You may be able to tap into NZTE/ATEED’s Business Capability Development Voucher Scheme which provides for 50:50 funding of training from registered providers.

Workforce literacy

Workforce literacy has been identified as a crucial area to address to improve business productivity and profitability. The Skills Highway website has useful information on government funding, resources and case studies. MIT are providers of subsidised workplace literacy programmes locally. Other workplace literacy training providers Edvance and Upskills are associate members of GETBA.

Employing young people

Right on our doorstep are hundreds of students available for work experience and employment.

MIT's online recruitment portal - register and identify your human resource requirements whether it's graduates or student placements. They will vet and shortlist appropriate students for you. 

Auckland Business Chamber also support young people and new migrants into employment through CadetMax and provide six months mentoring support as part of their no cost service.

Check out Auckland Council/ATEED’s youth employment initiatives to build and connect young talent with business

GETBA is participating in the Youth Employability Programme (YEP) project led by COMET Auckland, and can link your business up with local schools who have students in need of work experience. See YEP on the AM Show and check out these YEP stories. Contact Jane Tongatule on Ph 09 273 6274.

Industry Training Organisations

Government funded industry training organisations oversee the development of national qualifications for industry and develop suitable on and off-job training and assessment for companies. The following ITOs are active in the East Tamaki area:

  • BCITO - Building and Construction
  • Competenz ITO - Engineering, Food, Plastics & Materials Processing sectors including Glass Container, Paints & Coatings, and Pharmaceutical & Allied Products Manufacturing
  • The Skills Organisation - Electrotechnology, Security, Contact Centre, Financial Services, Real Estate, Ambulance, Offender Management and Corporate