Bay of Plenty Regional Skills Leadership Group

The Bay of Plenty Regional Skills Leadership Group identifies and supports better ways of meeting future skills and workforce needs in the region.

The Bay of Plenty Regional Skills Leadership Group (RSLG) is one of 15 RSLGs set up to identify and support better ways of meeting future skills and workforce needs in our regions and cities.

RSLGs are part of a joined-up approach to labour market planning that sees our workforce, education and immigration systems working together to better meet the differing skills needs across the country. Find out more about the RSLG kaupapa:

Regional Skills Leadership Groups

Bay of Plenty RSLG

The RSLG is chaired jointly by Turi Ngatai and Chris Tooley.

Read more about RSLG membership

Regional Workforce Plan

The Bay of Plenty RSLG released its first Regional Workforce plan in July 2022. This plan builds on regional aspirations, priorities and actions for current and future workforce. It has specific focus areas including primary industry, the education system, digital technology skills and infrastructure, climate change impacts and workforce resilience. The plan was developed alongside regional stakeholders from across the Bay of Plenty and was built on a ‘Mā te Māori, Mō te Māori’ foundation to reflect the importance of partnership under Te Tiriti o Waitangi and to ensure equitable outcomes for all our people in the region.

It will mainly focus on regional solutions to regional problems but will also suggest actions at a central government level where regional solutions may not be possible or the challenge or opportunity is a national one.

Bay of Plenty Workforce Plan 2022

Local insights reports

RSLGs are the eyes and ears on the ground in each region when it comes to labour market planning. Their regular insights reports are based on qualitative intel from stakeholders and partners about the local labour market.

You are welcome to quote from any report below – please attribute the Bay of Plenty Regional Skills Leadership Group, an independent advisory group on regional skills and workforce development. ​

Local insights report: March/April 2023

Previous local insights reports

More information on the establishment of RSLGs including background documents can be found on the general Regional Skills Leadership Groups page:

Regional Skills Leadership Groups

Contact us

Last updated: 16 May 2023