Otago Regional Workforce Plan
Whatungarongaro te tangata toitū te whenua
As man disappears from sight, the land remains
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In 2020, 15 Regional Skills Leadership Groups (RSLGs) were created across Aotearoa New Zealand to identify and support better ways of meeting future skills and workforce needs in our regions and cities.
The Otago region can be roughly divided into the three distinct sub-regions that the RSLG uses in our mahi; Dunedin, Coastal Otago encompassing Waitaki and the Clutha District and Inland Otago, encompassing Central Otago and Queenstown-Lakes Districts. This enables us to better capture the diversity of Otago's sub-regions.
Otago – from Ōtākou; the place where the red earth abounds.
The Otago RSLG has adopted the Kaponga – the Silver Tree Fern - to visually represent our work, and the strategic imperatives that guide it.
Developed collectively by our Otago RSLG, our aspirations capture what the group hopes our region’s labour market will become.
To breathe life into our aspirations and deepen our understanding of the challenges and opportunities involved in meeting them, we have chosen 4 initial focus areas: the Construction, Accommodation and Food Services, Healthcare and Social Assistance and Food and Fibre sectors.
Our role as a Regional Skills Leadership Group (RSLG) is to develop a picture of Otago’s labour market aspirations, research and analyse, and then coordinate and facilitate action in the region to help us achieve our aspirations.
Otago Regional Skills Leadership Group members.