Taranaki Regional Skills Leadership Group

The Taranaki Regional Skills Leadership Group identifies and supports better ways of meeting future skills and workforce needs in the region.

The Taranaki Regional Skills Leadership Group (RSLG) is one of 15 RSLGs set up to identify and support better ways of meeting future skills and workforce needs in our regions and cities.

RSLGs are part of a joined-up approach to labour market planning that sees our workforce, education and immigration systems working together to better meet the differing skills needs across the country. Find out more about the RSLG kaupapa:

Regional Skills Leadership Groups

Taranaki RSLG

The RSLG is co-chaired by Will Edwards and Charlotte Littlewood.

Read more about RSLG membership

Regional Workforce Plan

The Taranaki RSLG has released its first Regional Workforce Plan (RWP). The plan sets out regional aspirations, priorities and actions for current and future workforce skills development in the region.

Taranaki has a thriving economy with many contributing sectors. This iteration of the RWP centres on the Food, Fibre and Whenua and Energy Sectors. In this and each subsequent iteration we will ensure a cross-cutting focus on taiohi, wellbeing, transferable skills and technology is also included.

The plan mainly focuses on regional solutions to regional problems but also suggests actions at a central government level where regional solutions may not be possible or the challenge or opportunity is a national one.

Read the RWP:

Taranaki Regional Workforce Plan - Te Mahere ā-Rohe 

Local insights reports

RSLGs are the eyes and ears on the ground in each region when it comes to labour market planning. Their regular insights reports are based on qualitative intel from stakeholders and partners about the local labour market.

You are welcome to quote from any report below – please attribute the Taranaki Regional Skills Leadership Group, an independent advisory group on regional skills and workforce development.

Latest local insights report: April 2023

Previous local insights reports

More information on the establishment of RSLGs including background documents can be found on the general Regional Skills Leadership Groups page:

Regional Skills Leadership Groups

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Last updated: 23 May 2023