The Government’s Skills for Canterbury funding has enabled additional trades’ programmes at EIT. Because of that we’re now able to reinvest trained people to assist with the reconstruction work.
Approached by EIT, Christchurch employers have greeted the initiative with enthusiasm, signing up for the first group leaving Hawke’s Bay over the next few weeks.
Eager to start jobs in scaffolding, plastering, painting and general carpentry, five young men say they want to make the most of the opportunity and assist with the Christchurch reconstruction.
Michael Burne was the first to go, flying south on Tuesday this week.
EIT will find jobs for the graduates, help them with the relocation and associated costs and arrange for wrap-around support.
We wish them well with their work and new experience rebuilding Christchurch.