Skills for Industry – Work Readiness Programme2023-10-26T09:46:07+13:00

Skills for industry – WORK READINESS PROGRAMME

Get a fresh start

Re-engage with employment with this six-week MSD approved programme. A mix of classroom time and practical work-based training, you’ll develop the skills and confidence you need to get back into the workforce.

Key Information

Start date: Rolling intake
Duration: 6 weeks
Entry requirement: Must be 16 years and older


This programme is free to eligible students

Teaching Styles

Train for a new career in a simulated work environment at our OCA Campus.

  • Loads of hands-on projects
  • Group and teamwork
  • Industry workshops
  • Plenty of real-world construction site experience

What will I learn?

  • Develop the skills and confidence to successfully transition into the building industry
  • Get the licences you need to work on site – Site Safe, Construct Safe, Working at Heights, Confined Spaces, First Aid
  • Read and interpret plans, working drawings and specifications
  • Safe use of hand and portable power tools
  • Develop in demand soft skills – punctuality, reliability, working in teams
  • On site work experience and assessment on AP Civil worksites

How will OCA support me?

  • Flexible learning programme that meets each learner’s individual needs
  • Learn from Māori and Pasifika tutors who have extensive construction experience
  • ITO (Industry Training Organisation) workshops to help you get work-ready
  • Whanau Ora wrap around support – not only during your studies but after you graduate
  • Individualised mentoring plans
  • Health and counselling services through the Fono
  • Navigation services to get you back into the workforce

What will I walk away with?

  • The five licences you need to land an entry-level construction job
  • Career advice and pathways into employment
  • In work support and career development

Course Tutor

Latanoa Barnard
Latanoa BarnardMinistry of Social Development Programme

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