Co-chair introduction and overview

This document provides an update from the Bay of Plenty Regional Skills Leadership Group (RSLG) on its 2022 Regional Workforce Plan (RWP), which was launched in July 2022. It includes an overview of progress to date on the RWP actions and outcomes and introduces new areas of focus and investment advice to the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) regarding potential funding of labour market programmes that have emerged over the past 12 months.

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In this section

Overview and introduction

The country is still experiencing a tight labour market, and productivity is being driven by inflation due to the continued financial impacts of the pandemic and other global economic pressures.

Our vision for the next 12 months

The Regional Skills Leadership Group (RSLG) is committed to realising the aspirations and actions set out in the Regional Workforce Plan (RWP) and achieving its associated outcomes. Chapter 5 of this report outlines our progress thus far.

Closing comments

This update reflects the Regional Skills Leadership Group’s unwavering commitment to improve workforce outcomes for our communities and industry and provide excellent job opportunities across the Bay area.