We take domestic school leavers from Ministry of Education records and link them to MoE tertiary training records.
Each year following leaving school we track enrollments and completions in construction related tertiary training.
Construction tertiary training is defined any training with a NZSCED code of "0403 Building", "0309 Civil Engineering" and "0313 Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Technology". See here for more detail on NZSCED codes.
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