This is great news for NMIT students on or about to start your qualification in civil engineering or carpentry. No matter what your specialisation: be it building inspector, building surveyor, construction project manager, foreman, project builder, project manager, quantity surveyor, surveyor, survey technician or urban planner - your future job prospects look strong.
For detailed information, the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment has created this national construction job projection tool(external link), with links to investment projections, graphs and tables, highlighting demand for construction workers to 2021.
As of 2014, the number of people employed in the construction industry in the Nelson Tasman region grew to just over 1,500. In the Marlborough region, heavy and civil engineering jobs rose by 8.0%, construction services increased by 5.1% and building construction increased by 0.5% in the year to 2015.
Source: Budget 2016 and Statistics New Zealand.