Port Employment Precinct - PEP
The PEP contract facilitates and champions education, training, and support for improving employment opportunities in Whanganui, specifically around the port revitalisation project. Part of the WDETT group portfolio, the PEP proactively collaborates with Private Training Organisations, local businesses and industry, community support entities, schools, local & central government agencies in service of our diverse community. Tasked with supporting local people to upskill and obtain employment in local jobs, the PEP facilitates affordable training for employees and employers alike. Vocation education spans across classrooms, online learning, and on-the-job training. The PEP is working toward forecasting local training needs, evaluating opportunities to align with local businesses and industry for future labour market requirements, then establishing the training and professional development needed to fulfil any future requirements.
Initially part of the provincial growth funding allocated for regional growth & development; WDETT was one of four successful applications approved to co-jointly deliver the port revitalisation project. Specifically, the PEP’s function is to facilitate employment outcomes for employers looking for employees for the port project.