Find Government Support For Training!
Jan 28, 2021
Employees now have a service to help them connect with the support available from government agencies to help them train, retrain or get careers advice.
Launched in August 2020, Connected is an all-of-government service that enables New Zealanders to find out about existing support from government agencies and the new support created to help them deal with the impact of COVID-19.
The service links people to a wide range of government services and types of support, including:
- support to train and retrain, including apprenticeships
- work-related financial support
- career tools and advice
- information about employee rights.
The Connected service has a website (Connected.govt.nz), a phone line (0800 264 737) and 38 centres around New Zealand. Anyone can drop into a Connected centre without an appointment to find out how to access government support and advice.
Connected enables people to access the range of services available in the regions where they live and work. It also increases the connection between government agencies so people interested in training and retraining know how and where to access the services available.
Services featured on Connected include:
Mana in Mahi
Mana in Mahi helps people get paid while they train on the job. Workers can receive up to $3,000 in incentive payments in their first year of work and training, and up to $3000 in their second year (depending on the length of the training pathway).
The programme also includes free support services (such as mentoring and coaching) for up to 24 months while people are working and training in their new careers.
Targeted Training and Apprenticeship Fund
This fund pays the cost of training for jobs in industries where demand for workers is high. It makes it easier for New Zealanders of all ages to retrain in areas with better job opportunities.
The fund covers apprentices’ costs regardless of the industry they’re training in.
Find out about these services and more on Connected.