He Toki Ki te Rika

Fees Free / Youth Guarantee

Fees-Free for 16-19 year olds or training for work for 18+ registered with Work and Income.

He Toki ki te Rika is a Christchurch based course that prepares and supports Māori to gain valuable skills and experience for employment in the construction industry. Māori tikanga values are a key part of the programme as well as helping out with our Māori community projects.

You will receive a Hawkins work readiness passport, which is a checklist of practical skills you can show employers to give you the edge when it comes to applying for jobs.

Trade training areas available though He Toki:

  • Carpentry
  • Civil construction
  • Electrical
  • Engineering
  • Fabrication
  • Furniture & joinery
  • Plaster board
  • Plumbing & Gas fitting

*NOTE: $3k to Christchurch is an ‘Incentive Payment’ to assist applicants, who have secured sustainable, full-time employment, to move to the Christchurch area.