GOT A TRADE WEEK 2017|21 - 27 AUGUST 2017 View event calendar

For media

It's time we had a collective conversation about the promotion of trades and services careers to young people in New Zealand today.

With only 7% of school leavers heading into an apprenticeship or on-the-job learning situation, while 28% head for a tertiary study pathway, its clear our young people cannot see the real opportunities trades and services careers offer.

And supply isn't meeting demand - according to 2015 Immigration NZ data trades and services roles make up one third of occupations on the Long-Term Skills Shortage List. By 2020 our industries will need tens of thousands of people to meet replacement demand and growth.

We know that young people cannot choose a career they cannot see. The Got a Trade? Got it Made! campaign raises awareness of on-the-job training in New Zealand's trades and services. To find out more about our Got a Trade Heroes, campaign and industry training please contact us.

 

Media Releases

Social Media Grabs

Spread the word. Just copy-and-paste these social media grabs. They’re less than 140 characters with links to videos of ‘our heroes’ – bright, young, motivated people, who are applying practical skills in the real world and winning. 

#GotaTradeWeek. A national campaign to raise awareness of careers in New Zealand

Anthony Bagley, 21 | Line Mechanic
"You get a good career. And, you can go anywhere in the world." #GotItMade #GotaTradeWeek
http://bit.ly/1HAispK

Ashley Wade, 21 | Chef
"I made my family and friends proud." #GotItMade #GotaTradeWeek
http://bit.ly/1gdYyXp

Cody Webby, 21 | Carpentry Apprentice
"I'm on my way to buying a house. And, I’m only 21." #GotItMade #GotaTradeWeek
http://bit.ly/1GTm3KL

Courtney Brown, 22 | Electrical Apprentice
"You can get qualified, get paid and have a job set up." #GotItMade #GotaTradeWeek
http://bit.ly/1HAICue

Dion Wharemate, 24 | Signwriting Apprentice
"I'm using my mind now, rather than physical labour." #GotItMade #GotaTradeWeek
http://bit.ly/1C4zL1A

Ferdinand Manilla, 21 | Piling and Foundation Trainee
"I'm really happy, because I challenge myself everyday." #GotItMade #GotaTradeWeek
http://bit.ly/1LlzGbx

Rowan Cumiskey, 21 | Car Finishing
"The final clear coat is the most rewarding thing." #GotItMade #GotaTradeWeek
http://bit.ly/1e24noX

Sam Gascoigne, 28 | Roofer
"After getting qualified, I set up my own business." #GotItMade #GotaTradeWeek
http://bit.ly/1HA70XI

Stephanie Springer, 19 | Hairdressing Apprentice
"If you have a pair of scissors, you always have a job." #GotItMade #GotaTradeWeek
http://bit.ly/1J241vr

Video Quick Links

Links to videos of ‘our heroes’ on YouTube – already shortened for your convenience. 

Anthony Bagley, 21 | Line Mechanic
http://bit.ly/1HAispK

Ashley Wade, 21 | Chef
http://bit.ly/1gdYyXp

Cody Webby, 21 | Carpentry Apprentice
http://bit.ly/1GTm3KL

Courtney Brown, 22 | Electrical Apprentice
http://bit.ly/1HAICue

Dion Wharemate, 24 | Signwriting Apprentice
http://bit.ly/1C4zL1A

Ferdinand Manilla, 21 | Piling and Foundation Trainee
http://bit.ly/1LlzGbx

Rowan Cumiskey, 21 | Car Finishing
http://bit.ly/1e24noX

Sam Gascoigne, 28 | Roofer
http://bit.ly/1HA70XI

Stephanie Springer, 19 | Hairdressing Apprentice
http://bit.ly/1J241vr

Images

Coming soon - 2016 Got a Trade Heroes!

2016 Got a Trade Hero Posters