What we’ve heard from Tertiary Education providers in Tairāwhiti

CARE Regional Skills Leadership Group (RSLG) have engaged with tertiary education providers across Tairāwhiti and have been informed of the following needs:

  • a desire to support the delivery of training for post‐cyclone critical roles for recovery, rebuild and resilience against future events
  • a desire to increase training provision in small, isolated communities across Tairāwhiti which is directly relevant to career opportunities available in those isolated communities
  • increase in programmes grounded in ‘tikanga’ and based on ‘mātauranga Māori’  
  • increase provision in Health and Taiao focused training
  • building and construction remains a priority for the region and tertiary education providers are wanting to support the sector
  • provision of the skills, knowledge and qualifications for people to gain, sustain and progress in meaningful employment and, for iwi, to manage, grow and govern their predominantly land based assets effectively and efficiently
  • agricultural and forestry workforce attrition rates are increasing as many of the highly skilled workers are moving into retirement; there is likely to be an increased need for upskilling of the current workforce.    
  • a lift in basic numeracy and literacy skills of both school leavers and adult learners (for example, career changers)
  • increase funding at the tertiary level for students who leave school early and still require support to gain foundational qualifications in a tertiary setting (for example, NCEA Level 1 and 2)  
  • a desire to support entry level training provision in the digital and technology sector
  • a desire to better understand the skills and qualifications required for the digital, technology, and advanced manufacturing sectors in Tairāwhiti.   
Last updated: 06 June 2023