Te Tai Poutini West Coast Regional Skills Leadership Group

Te Tai Poutini West Coast Regional Skills Leadership Group identifies and supports better ways of meeting future skills and workforce needs in the region.

Te Tai Poutini West Coast 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

Te Tai Poutini West Coast RSLG

The RSLG is co-chaired by Lisa Tumahai and Graeme Neylon.

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Regional Workforce Plan

Te Tai Poutini West Coast RSLG released its first Regional Workforce Plan (RWP) in July 2022 – He Mahere mo te Ohu Mahi a-Rohe.  The plan sets out the region’s long-term vision, priorities and actions for current and future workforce skills development. It aims to ensure everyone has access to the skills, education and training they need to find sustainable employment in the region, and that businesses have access to the people they need to thrive. 

Developed in consultation with the local community, the plan identifies the region’s labour market challenges and opportunities and some data insights. The RWP supporting document provides more detailed information and data that underpins the development of the plan, including current and forecast labour market information, demographics and education figures.

The plan identifies 5 key focus areas that directly link to the action plan. Several actions have been prioritised for implementation over the 2022/2023 year, with the other actions categorised into years 2-3 and year 4 onwards. 

Labour and Skills for Te Tai Poutini West Coast: Our Regional Workforce Plan – He Mahere mō te Ohu Mahi 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.

Updates and other information

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

Contact us

WestCoastRSLG@mbie.govt.nz

Last updated: 11 August 2022