Industry, education, and Government working to meet skills shortage.

 
Industry, education, and Government working to meet skills shortage.2 Nov 2017

Livingstone Building project manager Bevan McKeany said the company was looking forward to a busy 2018 with work including fixing leaky schools, commercial and commercial retail projects, retirement villages in the Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Northland, and a variety of projects almost from one end of New Zealand to the other.

The company has 47 apprentices in the Waikato, Taranaki and Bay of Plenty regions, with a focus on training people through "learning while they earn" opportunities.

"There is a regional shortage of carpenters within the industry," McKeany said.

"We are always on the hunt for skilled labour, including qualified carpenters, and use a number of methods to try and recruit. This busy time within the industry means finding skilled workers will become harder before it becomes easier, which is the number one reason we train and work hard to retain our team," he said.

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