Apprenticeship Boost reaches milestone

The Apprenticeship Boost Initiative (ABI) has reached a milestone this year, with over 50,000 apprentices supported to stay employed and in training towards their qualification.

The scheme, which started in August 2020, supports employers to keep their first- and second-year apprentices through the initial economic impact of COVID-19, and encourage them to employ new apprentices.

Of the 50,000 apprentices, 19% identify as Māori and 8% identify as Pacific people and 17% are female apprentices.

For Apprenticeship Boost Initiative statistics, visit Education Counts.

Apprenticeship Boost monthly statistics - Education Counts (external link)

The Apprenticeship Boost is available until December 2023.

For information about the Apprenticeship Boost application, go to the Ministry of Social Development’s Work and Income website.

Apprenticeship Boost – Work and Income(external link)

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