More apprentices needed as long-term solution for KiwiBuildSTUFF Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway plans to balance Immigration with construction skills shortages. The Government has been advised not to let incentive for construction apprentice training slip if it introduces a special KiwiBuild visa to attract overseas workers. But the ministrywarned that migrant workers were just a quick fix, and lessons should be learned from the post-Christchurch earthquake rebuild. Lees-Galloway said last week that migrant workers would be needed to meet KiwiBuild target to build 100,000 affordable homes over 10 years. Housing Minister Phil Twyford said late last year that some KiwiBuild homes would be built by mid-2018.
Source: Stuff February 14, 2018 03:11 UTC