According to the Central Economic Development Agency (CEDA) at least 700 new jobs will be needed in the next five years within the logistics and distribution sector, and that is just in the Manawatu!
It is expected that logistics and distribution will become the region’s second largest industry after healthcare by 2021.
So how do we best prepare our young people to gain the right skills to move into this growing sector? Right now, more than ever before, it is critical that industry, education institutes and development agencies work together to find and create solutions.
Ruapehu Recruitment, a small business in Ohakune, has been changing lives.
Only two years old, Ruapehu Recruitment is an initiative which was set up under the Ruapehu Whānau Transformation Plan by Ngati Rangi. The Plan was established to address the issues in the communities of Raetihi, Ohakune and Waiouru and is seen as a catalyst for positive change.