Career opportunities available in the Christchurch earthquake rebuild will be highlighted in Kaikoura on Friday, when the "For Real" recruitment bus rolls into town.
Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (SCIRT) has identified the need to attract 900 new entrants to rebuild the roads and water systems in Christchurch after the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011.
The "For Real" bus - a focal point of the recruitment campaign - is touring cities and towns throughout the South Island to promote the opportunities available.
Rebuild team general manager Duncan Gibb said more workers were needed for rebuild projects.
"This is important, rewarding work and it will be needed to repair and rebuild the city's pipes, roads and retaining walls for the next four years," he said.
People who complete the entrant training programmes and meet industry requirements are guaranteed a job.
Training costs (pre-employment and on the job) will be met by SCIRT, and people doing these programmes will achieve trade qualifications.
The training programme has been developed in partnership with the infrastructure training organisation, InfraTrain and industry, and will lead to NZQA qualifications.
The "For Real" recruitment bus, which features a bank of monitors that deliver a multi-media introduction to the SCIRT programme, will be on the Village Green, West End, between 10am and 2pm.
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