People wanting to get a start in the local construction and roading industries will be excited to hear that new training options are becoming available in Levin.
UCOL is leasing premises in Oxford Street to teach from. We believe the time is right to re-establish a presence in the area to support economic growth.
“Working closely with the Horowhenua community to build local capacity and assist employers and industries to have the skilled workforce they need is a top priority,” said Dr Jerry Shearman.
“We would love to talk more with local employers about how we can help.
“We want to be a part of growing Horowhenua by providing training opportunities for jobs that the Region needs.”
UCOL is responding to improved economic development signals, reported shortages of workers in construction, and expected growth in housing and population.
Planning is underway to run two qualifications, one in construction and one in roading, both starting in August.
In 2018 more qualifications will be added to meet local needs. UCOL already works with the Horowhenua Learning Centre (HLC) to offer qualifications from their premises and this will continue.
“We want to add value to existing training options and work with local companies such as HLC to extend them,” said Jerry.