strategy so that we can ensure we’ve got enough teachers to meet demand in the future question number 11 Andrew Boni Thank You mr. speaker my question is to the Minister for building of instruction what steps has she taken to ensure a sustainable construction workforce for New Zealand the Honorable jeanne senator Maloney mr. speaker lifting the capacity and capability of the construction workforce is key to a number of our government’s priorities and Housing and Economic Development including key we build that is why I established the ministerial group on construction workforce mr. speaker which oversaw the development of a mobilizing construction skills action plan which my colleagues and I announced a few weeks ago the construction skills action plan has six priorities intended to work together to increase the profile of construction the number of people entering careers in construction and training and Industry and business investment and skills and training development this mobilizing action plan will continue to add we will continue to add to it to ensure that we build the skills that New Zealand needs for our future will the decrease and the number of people undertaking apprenticeships in brick and brought block Lang in the year to 31 August 2018 achieve her plans for a sustainable construction workforce mr. speaker the reality is that we came in through this government and we were confronted with the fact that we are short by many many thousands of people in the building construction area not just blocked laying block laying plus many others like carpentry plumbing what we’re told at moment by Boone MB mr. speakers that were short by 30,000 skilled people this did not happen over 12 months but what we as a government are committed to doing is to ensure we train up New Zealanders to build our houses and our infrastructure [Music] can the minister confirm that of the data that has been released by the Minister of Education in response to written questions from the opposition about the various building and construction trades that affect almost all of them have shown increases in the number of trainees since this government took office and block laying is one of the few that’s shown a decrease order order has no responsibility for their well the decrease sorry if that is the case then all of the questions are out of order because they’re all questions relate just to written question answers that I have given the member and and in the if the member had said there and that was the basis of his questions then they might have been out of order but he didn’t and uh not will the decrease in the number of people undertaking apprenticeships and floor and wall tiling in the year to 31 August 2018 achieve her plans for a sustainable construction workforce mr. speaker the reality is that there is an increase in trained people and apprenticeships right now there are 46,000 people who are training to work in the construction and skills area Mr Speaker we are absolutely focused to ensure that we train up New Zealanders to ensure that we build up our houses mr. speaker there are a few decreases as the member at our state’s mr. speaker but overall there are 46,000 who are training and apprenticeships for construction and workforce the completed is that minister saying that despite the tens of billions spent on the Christchurch rebuild the trades people were not trained to be prepared for the building program of this prison government mr. speaker unfortunately that last government did not take the opportunity to train up New Zealanders when we had the opportunity with Christchurch Mr Speaker we would not be in this position if we use the Christchurch earthquake rebuild to train up New Zealanders Mr Speaker we wouldn’t be short by 30,000 skilled people but we are absolutely committed to ensure that we train up New Zealanders to build up the houses that we need as well as infrastructure for New Zealand will the decrease in the number of people undertaking apprenticeships in heating and ventilation in the year to 31 August 2018 achieve her plans for a sustainable construction workforce mr. speaker as the member is focused on heating and and block playing we are focused on making sure we have enough carpenters enough plumbers enough builders mr. speaker to build the 71,000 residential houses that we’re short by mr. speaker that is what our government is committed to doing and that is why we have a ministerial group made up of nine ministers to ensure each and every one of us and our ministries put our best foot forward to ensure we train up enough people cavity Coffee cavity coffee to the minister what has been the response of the construction sector to the construction skills action plan mr. speaker the construction sector has responded very positively to the announcement of the government’s construction skills action plan for instance the building and construction industry training organisation stated the plan will cultivate skills industry desperately needs the construction strategy group keep construction sector leaders are supportive of the government’s plan commenting and I quote the industry will strongly support these initiatives is she concerned that the announcement today of ten two bedroom houses and tika Fattah will cause a building boom that will put massive pressure on the construction workforce order order I just I want to ask members just to be a little bit more torrent than they than they are being people have people have a different range of skills in the very language I’m not perfect and there are members on both sides of the house who have a lot to learn and mocking people who make mistakes is not useful the Honorable Ginny Talisa can a member of repeaters question please is she concerned that the announcement today of ten two bedroom houses in tika Fattah will cause a building boom that will put massive pressure on the construction workforce Mr Speaker we know that from the concessional construction pipeline report we will have a building broom right up until at least December of 2023 this is one of the reasons mr. speaker why it is absolutely important that we look at training up enough people but Mr Speaker what the member also needs to take into account is the fact that we are looking at new ways of building houses in our Teodor new zealand with prefabrication mr. speaker we’re building houses that only takes about three weeks mr. speaker one builder and three semi skilled builders that can build up a house in just three weeks mr. speaker so we are looking at new ways of ensuring we build houses question number 12 and you are on time hello knee mr. speaker mic

Question 11 – Andrew Bayly to the Minister for Building and Construction
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