Te Matawhānui mō Te Akunga Houhare | Our vision and workforce aspirations

This document and the actions it contains are guided by both the vision and aspirations developed by the Regional Skills Leadership Group in the inaugural 2022 Regional Workforce Plan.

Te wawata | The vision

Canterbury has a connected, coordinated labour market where everyone is enabled to thrive.

Kua tūhono, kua reretahi hoki te mākete hunga mahi o tō tatou rohe, kia puāwai ai tatou katoa |Workforce Aspirations

Aspiration 1

The workforce has the right skills and capability to support Canterbury’s current and future labour market demands.

Waitaha pūkenga rau, pūkenga manomano

This aspiration focuses on capability uplift within the labour market, and the relationship between labour market needs and the education and training sector. It is about ensuring our region is prepared for future labour demand, and that key players within the system are aligned and connected.

Aspiration 2

There is equitable access to the support needed to grow and navigate within the labour market in all stages of a working life.

Waitaha tangata rau, tangata manomano

This aspiration is about positive change for people within the workforce and those looking to enter it. It is about our region supporting people to thrive in the labour market, having equal visibility of all the career options available, and being able to easily access the support needed to navigate the labour market throughout their working lives.

Aspiration 3

All workplaces are worker-friendly, safe, and inclusive, and support both employees and employers to thrive.

Waitaha pākihi haumako

This aspiration is about creating better work environments and building Canterbury’s reputation as a region where people love to work. It seeks to create an environment where labour market challenges are reduced as the region attracts and retains a strong, engaged and diverse workforce.