This week marks the 2018 Got A Trade! Week, promoting trades training to young New Zealanders. Infometrics is a passionate sponsor of the Got a Trade? Got it Made! campaign, which is in its fourth year.
This year’s campaign has seen the launch of the ‘Find Your Fit’ campaign – a new way for young people to find their careers through a new song If You Want Me (feat. EJB) and an interactive music video by The Hype Men (Elroy Finn & Jimmy Metherell).
“Infometrics works with a number of tertiary education organisations and local councils across the country and we regularly hear and see stories of youth inactivity and young people who go into university based tertiary study only to not find sustainable employment” says Infometrics Director, Shaun Twaddle.
“Only four percent of school leavers transition directly into industry training or apprenticeships. Conversely, around 78,000 young Kiwis aged 15 to 24 years are not in employment, education or training (NEET). Young people who have been NEET are more likely to have poorer economic and social outcomes later in life and hinder wider economic growth.”
Infometrics recently highlighted future growth opportunities by skill level over the next five years, and also put out the From education to employment: Megatrends affecting NZ’s working environment report which looks at key emerging trends in the working environment over the next 20 years.
“We sponsor the Got a Trade? Got it Made! campaign as we believe it will energise youth about trades and services careers. This in turn will positively contribute to improving NZ’s productivity potential” says Mr Twaddle.
More details about the Got a Trade? Got it Made! Campaign can be found at https://www.gotatrade.co.nz/findyourfit
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