Highlights from the last year

Since completing and launching our plan in August 2022, our focus has turned to implementation. Here are some highlights of our work so far.

A comprehensive list of our progress can be found on this page:

Progress update on Year One activities and next steps for the year ahead

Young retail employee.Building support for young people in our region

Wellington RSLG has joined forces with Wellington’s Regional Leadership Impact Group to build better support for young people in our region as they make the transition from secondary education into employment.

This project leads to the implementation of Action 6 in the RWP to better coordinate, align, and develop pathways and services for young people.

The Regional Leadership Impact Group is a collective of regional leaders from central government agencies, local government and the region’s iwi, convened by the Regional Public Service Commissioner and RSLG member, Roy Sye. Together they have the expertise and resources to act to improve support for young people in our region.

This group of regional leaders supports cross-agency communication and collaboration on initiatives and actions that work to meet regional and national priorities. One of the current regional priorities is to support Education to Employment across Greater Wellington. We welcome the contribution of the Regional Leadership Impact Group as delivery partners for our RWP.  

Three business people at a table laughing.A new Jobs and Skills Hub for Hutt Valley

Wellington RSLG backed a proposal for a Jobs and Skills Hub in Hutt Valley. The establishment of a Jobs and Skills Hub directly relates to priorities identified in our workforce plan.  It will open skills development and employment opportunities for Māori, Pacific peoples, disabled people, former refugees, and other priority communities in our region.

The Hub is being established alongside the RiverLink project to connect the Hutt community with the many opportunities that RiverLink and future developments will bring to the region. The hub is a practical way to bring employers and workers together to fill new jobs, and to support skills development for roles in construction and infrastructure. The creation of the Hub is a good example of regional coordination and partnership in action.

A catalyst for better connection and coordination in our region

Wellington RSLG teamed up with WellingtonNZ to bring together peers from our region’s councils to share economic development and workforce planning initiatives.

People came from Kāpiti, Porirua, Hutt, Wairarapa, WellingtonNZ, Te Matarau a Māui and the Regional Council. Since then, several council teams have joined forces to advance local activities. The group will continue to meet quarterly, with Kāpiti District Council hosting the next meeting.

Building connections is a focus of our RWP, which includes actions that bring labour market participants together to increase communication, build collaboration and foster solutions to current and future workforce challenges.