The New Zealand government recently introduced the Group Training Schema or GTS for electrical apprenticeships and training to help overcome the shortage of electricians in the country.

This fund is part of the government’s wider apprenticeship support programme which helps employers retain and bring on new people in training and apprentices as a response to dealing with setbacks of Covid-19.

This is a good move by the government which is going to benefit the electrical industry by facilitating opportunity for more apprentices and registered electricians in the long run.

Group Training Schemes are industry-based training organisations which employ apprentices and provide related services to host businesses.

In June, the Government announced the $19.36 million GTS Fund which will be available until 30 June 2021.

The Fund is allocated through negotiations between the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) and existing Group Training Schemes.


This article was sourced from the Tertiary Education Commission’s website. Read the full article here.  


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