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Maori Trades Training Powhiri and Visit to Waiwhetu Marae Thursday 31 July 2014

Media Advisory: 30 July 2014
 

On behalf of Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec) and Te Runanganui o Taranaki Whanui ki te Upoko o te Ika a Maui Inc (Te Āti Awa) we invite you to attend a Powhiri for the Minister for Tertiary Education Skills and Employment and see the Maori Trades Training scholarship students in action at Waiwhetu Marae as they build the new Whanau Ora health centre.

Special welcome and acknowledgement by Hon. Steven Joyce and meeting with Maori Trades Training scholarship students who are studying at Waiwhetu Marae.

View the site where Maori students are building a new Whanau Ora health centre.

Date:  Thursday 31 July 2014
Venue:  Waiwhetu Marae, Puketapu Grove, Lower Hutt
Time:  10.30am – 11.30am
Opportunity for media to interview Minister from 11.10 until 11.30

  

Detailed Programme:

10.30am  Powhiri
10.40am  Speeches:

  • Dr Linda Sissons, Chief Executive, WelTec and member of the Wellington Maori and Pasifika Trades Training Consortium
  • Hon. Steven Joyce, Minister for Tertiary Education Skills and Employment

 Photo Opportunity
11.05am  Hon Steven Joyce meets with Maori Trade Training Scholarship students

Opportunity for media to interview Minister
11.20 – 11.30am  Waiwhetu Marae

Media Enquiries
Caryn Ellis on caryn.ellis@weltec.ac.nz or 027 3014674. 

Background
Maori & Pasifika Trades Training Scholarships is a training initiative whereby scholarships in the Wellington region are granted to members of the Maori & Pacific Island Communities to study at WelTec or Whitireia.  The Scholarships provide an opportunity for young people to develop skills in trades that are needed now and in the future.

WelTec is a member of the Wellington Consortium delivering this initiative.  WelTec has joined forces with Whitireia, Iwi, the Pasifika community, Industry Training Organisations and employers across the Wellington region to support Maori and Pasifika Trades Trainees to succeed.

More than 200 students will be studying at WelTec and Whitireia in 2014 under this initiative.