Waikato Regional Skills Leadership Group

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

The Waikato 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

Waikato RSLG

The RSLG is chaired jointly by Brendon Green and Keith Ikin.

Read more about RSLG membership

Regional Workforce Plan

The Waikato RSLG released its first Regional Workforce Plan (RWP) on 6 July 2022. The plan sets out aspirations, priorities and actions for current and future workforce skills development in the region.

It 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. It will be refreshed annually.

Read the RWP:

Waikato Regional Workforce Plan

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 Waikato Regional Skills Leadership Group, an independent advisory group on regional skills and workforce development. ​

Waikato local insights report: December 2022

Previous local insights reports(external link)

More information on the establishment of RSLGs including background documents is available on the Regional Skills leadership Groups page:

Regional Skills Leadership Groups

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Last updated: 18 May 2023