Saving lives, building futures, and delivering skills for foresters
Likened to a bird sitting on one’s shoulder, in Maori mythology, the Manaia is a supernatural creature and guardian protector over one’s spirit
We Are United, Inspired, And Guided By Our Kaupapa
Our kaupapa is to save lives, build futures, and deliver skills for foresters.
We save lives by ensuring the next generations of loggers coming through have access to quality training and mentoring before they set foot in a full-scale production environment.
We build futures by growing people, especially young Maori, through knowledge and skills acquisition, to improve their life chances.
We use things like giving up drugs, achieving a qualification, and gaining employment in the forestry industry as meaningful goals to support the personal growth journey.
We deliver skills for foresters by attracting, training, and releasing work-ready level 3 New Zealand Certificate graduates into the labour supply pipeline, and by working with employers to upskill their people.
A Tairawhiti social enterprise which runs a forestry school has become an NZQA-accredited private training establishment. Train Me Quality Services Limited, the governing entity of Manaia.. (Gisborne Herald – 02/10/2020)
The ManaiaSAFE Forestry School has finished its third 20-week training programme delivered in partnership with Eastern Institute of Technology. Those who successfully complete…..(Gisborne Herald – 21/08/2020)
Steve Beach and Henry Koia spent five years “chipping away” at the forestry industry to gain support for an on-the-job forestry training model with a major focus on health and safety, and.. (Grow Regions – 5/08/2019)
Graduates of the Quality Control strand will also be able to:
– Carry out quality control in a landing operation of measured logs to ensure log specifications are met, and re-grade logs to maximise value.
Graduates of the Manual Processing strand will also be able to: – Operate and maintain a chainsaw in a commercial forestry operation.
– Trim and cut logs as marked by the log maker in a commercial landing operation.
Graduates of the Breaking Out – Cable strand will also be able to:
– Follow head breaker out instructions to hook on trees in a commercial harvesting operation to meet the breaking out plan.
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