Local Businesses Create Career Pathway

Skilled labour and the lack of it is a big issue that has received plenty of media headlines over the last 12 months. Across Hawke’s Bay, many businesses are calling out for skilled labour and one Hastings-based business has come up with an innovative partnership with Hastings Boys’ High School (HBHS). Patton Engineering’s trial last year with HBHS was so successful that not only have other engineering businesses such as McLaren Stainless and DSK also jumped on board, but the technology department at the school is becoming the envy of other schools around the country with modern equipment and a healthy stock pile of materials. Patton Engineering has a long history with HBHS, with current director Mike Patton and former director Gavin Patton (recently retired) being old boys. Read more on this and other Hawke’s Bay stories in The Profit magazine Posted: 7 July 2019