Trust4Skills was established to help people in the print, publishing and packaging industries get ahead, through making grants for further education.
The Trust has funds available now for people interested in up-skilling. Previously Trust4Skills has approved grants for people participating in Outward Bound courses, attending the PrintNZ conference, seminars and other educational activities.
Grants made by the Trust need to fall under one of the trust objectives which include:
- To educate, train and advance the skills of those who are involved in the industry
- To provide sponsorship, scholarship, travel or other grants and bursaries for education, training and personal advancement
- To fund other bodies and institutions who can implement these objectives
- To provide other educational benefits
Previously, individual applicants needed to be financial members of the NZ EPMU (Union) or be employed by a company which deducts union fees.
From mid-2015, changes to the trust structure mean this is no longer the case. Applications can be made by any individual working in the print industry that wishes to further their education, undertake research within the industry or attend an educational forum.
Previously known as the Printing, Publishing and Packaging Education Trust, Trust4Skills is hosted by PrintNZ.