Thousands of Pacific workers in Auckland will be given the opportunity to upskill for free while at work, in an initiative starting July 1, RNZ reports. The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s (MBIE) has allocated $8 million to the economic and cultural agency Auckland Unlimited, to train 3500 Pacific people over four years. MBIE general manager of economic development Pam Ford said employers could now register for the fully-funded training programme.