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The Government could make its apprenticeship boost scheme permanent.
$230 million will be put towards the scheme, which will now run until the end of next year.
The funding goes towards trades training programmes, and will support an additional 24,000 apprentices.
Education Minister Chris Hipkins told Mike Hosking locking the scheme in long term is a possibility.
“I think it’s absolutely justifiable in the current climate and it may well be something that government in the future looks at extending.”