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SHOP ONLINE for an extensive range of Men's & Women's clothing, shoes & accessories NEW ZEALAND FASHION ONLINE MANUKAU Institute of Technology (MIT) says it’s well placed to assist in the increase of trades occupation opportunities for Maori and Pasi- fka learners. The Ministers of Tertiary Educa- tion, Skills and Employment, Ste- ven Joyce and Tariana Turia, have announced that $43 million will be committed over the next four years to increase the number of Maori and Pasifka trades training places from 600 to 3000. “This comes at exactly the right time for MIT, as we have already scheduled a full range of fexible opportunities for education and training in priority trade areas starting in June,” says MIT’s dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Trades, Paul Jeurissen. Last year, MIT began working in conjunction with a wide range of Pasifka churches and their leaders to promote opportunities for trades training for Pasifka. A key feature of the programme was the close working relation- ship between MIT and 37 Pacifc church leaders to identify the 72 Pasifka students who took part in the initiative, and to provide them with ongoing support and guidance throughout their education and training. “MIT is also introducing an ‘earn and learn’ initiative in the priority trades identifed by the Govern- ment needed to fll an impending skills shortage on several major infrastructure projects coming on stream across Auckland,” says Mr Jeurissen. The frst intake for the MIT 12-week priority trades ‘earn and learn’ block courses is on June 17. Students can choose to begin trade certifcate qualifcations in carpentry, construction, electri- cal engineering, engineering-fab- rication, mechanical engineering, plumbing and gas ftting, refrig- eration and air-conditioning and welding. Of the students enrolled in MIT’s Faculty of Engineering and Trades, 16 per cent are Maori and 31 per cent are Pasifka. The fexible delivery model for the priority trades initiative is sim- ilar to a successful scheme put in place in Christchurch as part of the earthquake recovery programme last year. PAUL JEURISSEN Photo supplied Trade opportunities IT’S the road killer that fies under the radar, but in Auckland 20 people died as a result of it between 2007 and 2011. The killer is driver distraction and Auckland Transport (AT) is targeting it in a new campaign. AT community transport manager Matthew Rednall says: “The fgures for driver distraction are a real concern. “In the period 2007-2011, not only were 20 people killed in Auckland, 57 were seriously injured in accidents. “This is quite common, there are close to 200 injury accidents caused by driver distraction each year.” While people generally believe they’re good at multitasking, evidence from crash statistics show they’re not as good as they think they are. “Distraction crashes are under-reported and are not truly refected in the crash statistics,” says Mr Rednall. The biggest attention diverters are the phone, car radio, heater, or searching for something in the glovebox. Other factors include passengers, animals in the vehicle, scenery, people outside the car or other vehicles. AT is working with its partners, the police and NZ Transport Agency, to highlight the dangers associated with driver distraction. The high profle marketing campaign encourages motorists to recognise their own bad habits or potential distractions and to modify their behaviour accordingly. Crash statistics show that inexperienced drivers, aged 15-24, have higher instances of driver distraction, resulting in fatal and serious crashes. Radio, Facebook and Twitter will be used as well as a novel interactive cinema campaign. The cinema advertising uses an actor in the theatre interacting with the audience by distracting then during an ad about driver distraction. Mr Rednall says: “We think the interactive cinema campaign is a great way to reach our target audience. “They can go and tell their friends about it and follow-up by doing our Driver Challenge on Facebook highlighting the danger of distractions.” Avoid road distractions Visit New BE GAR WEB www.garden-nz.co.nz The ultim onlin reso for t gard com garden-nz.co.nz offers information and advice on home gardens, fruit, vegetables, herbs, flowers, trees and shrubs. 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