Advice to the Tertiary Education Commission

Advice provided by the Bay of Plenty RSLG to the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) in April 2023 to inform supplementary guidance and investment for 2024.

Regional labour market overview

The Bay of Plenty's labour market has enjoyed consistent growth over the last year and has been able to withstand disruption due in part to comparative advantages around its primary industries.

Regions with high performing primary industry sectors fared well during the pandemic due to global demand for food. The region also has significant employment in construction, health, and professional services.

The region has a small but high performing tech sector which the Group has prioritised growth aspirations for. This involves not only looking at higher end tech skills but also digital literacy.

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Last updated: 16 May 2023