Ngā Puna Pūkenga, a Skills for Industry programme - Annual Report 2019/20

MSD partners with Auckland Council to support people into sustainable full-time employment.

Ngā Puna Pūkenga encourages people who fi nd it challenging to get into meaningful work to seek employment opportunities. Funding from MSD enables pre-employment and in-work training and pastoral care for the new workers and supports providers and employers.

Citycare, a provider of construction, maintenance and management services, has jumped right on board with Ngā Puna Pūkenga and employed Jackson (pictured) in July 2019.

Tim from Citycare said at the launch, “We employed Jackson, a hardworking young man on the autism spectrum, just over a month ago. Working within the construction team full-time as a general labourer, Jackson has been a great addition.”

Ngā Puna Pūkenga

  • 60 places provided to give people in-work training by 30 June 2020
  • 36 people employed despite the programme being interrupted by COVID-19 in March 2020
Photo of Jackson wearing his work uniform.
Jackson continues to be a valued employee.

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