Te mahi a Te Rōpū Whakapakari Kaihautū | Role of the RSLG

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The Regional Skills Leadership Groups were established in 2020 to help identify and support better ways of meeting future skills and workforce needs in our regions and cities. 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. There are 15 RSLGs across the motu.

RSLGs have a specific role in the Reform of Vocational Education (RoVE) structure as advisors to the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC). TEC will be required to take the advice of RSLGs into account when deciding which education programmes to fund and where.

Reform of Vocational Education (RoVE)(external link) — Tertiary Education Commission

We are working with the newly formed Workforce Development Councils (WDCs). WDCs are responsible for setting a vision for the skills and training needs of specific workforces, setting standards, developing qualifications, and advising on investment in vocational education.

The six WDCs cover Construction and Infrastructure; Community Health, Education and Social Services; People, Food and Fibre; Manufacturing, Engineering and Logistics; Services; and Toi Mai (includes a range of industries including technology, hair dressing, sports & recreation etc)

Ohu Mahi - Workforce Development Councils(external link)

RSLG’s assist Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology – to understand where to prioritise its efforts in terms of programme development and meeting the needs of particular learner groups.

We also play a vital coordination role in ensuring regional labour market initiatives are joined-up, complementary and aligned to addressing Marlborough’s labour market needs and priorities.