Upskill West Coast
Upskill West Coast is a DWC-led initiative focused on supporting people to attain recognised qualifications and creating sustainable employment opportunities to keep both people and businesses on the West Coast.
Government has invested $2.1m in the programme through the PGF Skills and Employment (Te Ara Mahi) Fund for 24 months and is also supported by the Ministry of Social Development who will work alongside DWC to complement each other’s services.
The Upskill programme provides an employment pathway scheme, matching available people to employment opportunities. Supporting sustainable positions which are either new or vacant and are for at least 30 hours per week, the programme can assist people to achieve a recognised qualification to gain employment, or support existing employees to undertake new training or education to move up or transition into a new role.