Understanding skills shortages experienced by Māori firms and building a framework to support Māori into high-skill roles in the sector.
There is the opportunity to support more Māori into high-skill and high-earning roles in the sector, as Māori also make up a large proportion of the labouring and lower-skilled end of the workforce. In addition to earning less, these low-skilled workers have lesser job security and are most vulnerable to business cycle effects. Project also supports early research career opportunities.
- To identify the current industry trends in terms of what the industry urgently needs particular skills;
- To develop a framework for supporting more Māori into high-skill roles in the industry.
Step 1 >
Building off earlier co-designed work (2021 and 2022) conduct semi-structured interviews and surveys with NZ Māori construction firms.
Step 2 >
Develop framework to assist Māori construction firms to overcome skills challenges.
Step 3 >
Project status and expected delivery date: 31 Mach 2024
Contract Research Organisation: School of Built Environment, Massey University: Don Samarasinghe
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