It’s all about attitude

Construction Will Lead Our Economic Recovery

The thousands of small business operators within the construction industry have a key role to play in New Zealand’s recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Government support packages are targeting you. They want your business to survive the downturn and be ready to gear up quickly. You and your team are a priority in helping the New Zealand economy back to some kind of normality.

One thing we don’t know is when that recovery will start to happen. It could be weeks. It could be months. But be assured…it will happen.

Find out how Kiwi Can Do can help during and after the Covid-19 Lockdown

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If you want to jump on a course, find an employee, help you find a worker or become part of the Kiwi Can Do team, click the links below.

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Free online training for Class 1 cars and Class 2 to 5 truck learner’s licences for Job Seekers.

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Kiwi Can Do is a Work and Income partner specialising in (but not limited to) the construction industry. Until Covid-19 struck we were recruiting 100 trainees each month from throughout most of the North Island for our three-week courses.

We train and find work in building, painting, scaffolding, gib fixing and stopping, plus class 2 18-tonne truck licences, along with wheels, tracks and rollers endorsements.

We have residential hubs in Oratia, West Auckland and Naenae, Lower Hutt and we bring trainees to these centres on Mondays and run them home again on Fridays for the weekend. We collect city-based trainees each morning and drop them home in the afternoons.

We’ve created a ‘Dad’s Army’ of retired or semi-retired Tradies, each with decades of work and life skills who want to pass on their knowledge to the next generation. They’ve brought up families, coached sports teams, trained apprentices. They work alongside trainees as mentors in the manner of a favourite uncle or grandfather.

The training is almost exclusively hands-on with the tools. There are no paper-based test or books to study. We recruit people with a positive attitude and a genuine desire to work and earn a living. And we drill into them the importance of turning up to work on time every day, doing what the boss says and putting in an honest day’s work. Every week we are selecting fit young Kiwi beneficiaries for our basic three-week, work-ready training. New job seekers are recruited weekly and will start on the following Monday.

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