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WECA Shout Out November 2019

WATCH: Mana in Mahi success story
WECA Event: Hamilton Electric Vehicles
EVolocity National Finals: THIS SUNDAY
WECA AGM December 11: Save the date and look out for your invite
A Note from our Sponsors

Mana in Mahi success!

Young Hamilton man Denzel has had his life changed thanks to WECA, Schick, and the Mana in Mahi programme. Denzel has secured a full time job with Schick, and he credits the Government-subsidised initiative managed by WECA with turning his life around. Watch what Denzel has to say below. Employers, find out how you can turn a life around with Mana in Mahi.
"Before I felt quite lost... now I am the most motivated, confident and inspired I have ever been. This is exactly what I needed. It's not just a job... it's a career."
Looking for entry level staff and able to offer training?

Mana in Mahi gives WECA members the first pick of screened young people who are motivated to work, not to mention 12 months pastoral care and access to Govenment subsidies for both employer and young team member.

•    Must offer at least 30 hours per week for at least 12 months at at least the adult minimum wage, plus further training opportunities.
•    Receive $9580.00 wage subsidy (paid in two lump sums) from MSD
•    Up to $2000.00 for pre-employment training and work readiness costs (including driver licensing, or any license specific to the business or industry, Site Safe, etc).

•    Will be at least 3 months unemployed/on main benefit and 18 – 24 years of age
•    Receive assistance with transitioning to work (e.g. equipment, transport such as assistance to purchase a bike or petrol or bus fare for the first week.)
•    Work on a plan with employers to receive incentive payments (supplied by MSD) of up to $1000 on 91 days, 182 days and 365 days (total up to $3000) of continuous employment

•    Finds up to 10 placement opportunities 
•    Identifies employer needs and “workplace buddy”
•    Leads screening process
•    Sets up interviews to select successful candidate(s) and briefs employer and buddy
•    Provides pastoral care for employee
•    Is a point of contact for the employer
•    Conducts regular visits
•    Collates feedback
Interested in hiring a Mana in Mahi candidate? Email

WECA EVENT: Hamilton Electric Vehicles

Yesterday we had a fantastic afternoon at Hamilton Electric Vehicles, celebrating EVolocity electric vehicle competiton regional finalists, as well as showcasing some very cool electric vehicles. A massive thank you to hosts Hamilton EV for their support. Check out some photos from the event...
EVolocity Nationals in Hamilton THIS SUNDAY!
EVolocity National finals are here this weekend at Hamilton Kartsport, Airport Rd... gates open to the public from 9am.
FREE ENTRY, bring the family!
Come and support our talented Waikato young people who will be competing against teams from Auckland, BOP, ChCh, Manawatu, Wellington and Nelson.
Thanks to WECA supporters
Hamilton Electric Vehicles are proud to be the only EV, dedicated electric vehicle showroom in Hamilton and supporting Waikato towns.
Delivering competitive pricing, unmatched service and support packages with every EV investment. We have the vehicles, from around town city cars, to family cars, motorbikes, scooters and Segways........ if it’s an electric vehicle we have them either in the showroom or in transit. Pop in to our huge air-conditioned showroom for a chat, enjoy our customer lounge area for a hot or cold beverage. Book our function / education space for your group or business meeting and enjoy the ambiance that Hamilton Electric Vehicles offers.
Pop in and see us at 6 Rawhiti St, Frankton, Hamilton!
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A word from ETCO...

The Electrical Training Company (Etco) is New Zealand’s leading training provider for the electrical industry. Since 1991 we have helped thousands of apprentices and students into rewarding and successful careers. 

Etco apprentices undertake a combination of on-the-job training, with host companies, and off-the-job training, including block courses and night classes. We employ apprentices throughout their training, placing them with host companies in placements that ensure they gain skills and experience in a variety of domestic, commercial and industrial settings.

We provide training at 35 locations country-wide. This includes our new state-of-the-art training centre in Hamilton, equipped with the most modern learning technology and systems.

Hosts pay one simple weekly charge for the hours an apprentice has worked. Etco covers all trainings costs, and supplies a start-up tool kit and PPE, all of which means Etco reduces costs, risk and stress for host companies.  Apprentices undergo a 12-day residential induction, including site safe training, before beginning placements. We cover all leave, public holidays and ACC and KiwiSaver contributions

We also take care of all assessments and provide structured HR, pastoral care and study support. Etco apprentices lead the field in national examinations and competitions. 

Our stakeholders include schools, parents, electrical companies and contractors, partners, sponsors and government. We work with schools to promote the career pathways available to high-achieving school-leavers, and with businesses to provide them with high calibre apprentices and meet their apprentice training needs. 

Through sharing information, receiving feedback and consultation, we secure the best candidates, ensure work placements are available and deliver the highest standards of training to prepare apprentices to make a positive contribution to the industry.

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