Hawke’s Bay Regional Skills Leadership Group
The Hawke’s Bay Regional Skills Leadership Group has been established to identify and support better ways of meeting future skills and workforce needs in the region.
The group is one of 15 Regional Skills Leadership Groups (RSLGs) in New Zealand, set up by the Government to identify and support better ways of meeting future skills and workforce needs in our region.
They are part of a joined-up approach to labour market planning which will see our workforce, education and immigration systems working together to better meet the differing skills needs across the country. The group will provide independent advice which employers and government agencies can act on.
Interim Regional Skills Leadership Groups (iRSLGs) were formed in June 2020, with an immediate focus on Covid-19 impacts of regional workforce and labour market factors, providing valuable insights focused on helping re-employ, redeploy or retrain workers and entrepreneurs who have lost their jobs or closed their businesses.
A permanent, future-focused, group has been established and will draw on the work of the interim group.
The group will shortly commence the development of a Regional Workforce Plan, which will project labour supply needs, to ensure the regions have the right skills and workforce planning to seize local economic opportunities.
In developing Regional Workforce Plans, the groups will link to and coordinate with existing work underway in each region so that they don’t duplicate activity.
The Regional Skills Leadership Groups (RSLGs) will consist of 14 members, including the co-chairs. Each group has 2 co-chairs; 1 identified through a public Expression of Interest process and the other nominated by local iwi/Māori. Co-Chairs have been appointed by the Minister for Social Development and Employment.
Membership of the permanent Groups will vary by region but, in general, include:
- business representatives to reflect the views from the ‘demand’ side of the labour market;
- worker representatives, to reflect the ‘supply’ side of the labour market;
- a local government representative, who may be drawn from an Economic Development Agency;
- iwi/Maori representatives;
- community representatives to ensure diversity of experience and perspective around the table;
- and the relevant Regional Public Service Lead will also sit as a Group Member.
Local insights reports
Local insights reports have been produced by the interim RSLG, and are designed to provide a snapshot of the impacts of COVID-19 and identify the challenges and opportunities for the regional labour market. Reports are developed by Hawke's Bay Regional Skills Leadership Group members.
- Hawke's Bay local insights report: October/November 2021 [PDF 412KB]
- Hawke's Bay local insights report: September 2021 [PDF 778KB]
- Hawke's Bay local insights report: July 2021 [PDF 691KB]
- Hawke’s Bay local insights report: June 2021 [PDF 706KB]
- Local insights report: Hawke’s Bay interim RSLG - May 2021 [PDF 665KB]
- Local insights report: Hawke's Bay interim RSLG - April 2021 [PDF 588KB]
- Local insights report: Hawke's Bay interim RSLG - March 2021 [PDF 688KB]
- Local insights report: Hawke's Bay interim RSLG - February 2021 [PDF 503KB]
- Local insights report: Hawke's Bay interim RSLG - December 2020 [PDF 634KB]
An infographic that details the system in which the Regional Skills Leadership Group will operate, including purpose, actors, activities and outcomes.
The Hawke’s Bay regional information handover pack was developed by the RSLG Secretariat team in anticipation of the establishment of the permanent Regional Skills Leadership Group and the development of the Regional Workforce Plan. The data it contains is taken at a point in time and is up to date as of May 2021. Further updates to this information may be developed in the future as required for the purposes of inclusion in the Regional Workforce Plan.