Advice to the Tertiary Education Commission

Advice provided by the Te Tai Poutini West Coast Regional Skills Leadership Group to the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) in April 2023 to inform supplementary guidance and investment for 2024.

The purpose of this document is to provide the TEC with insights from the Te Tai Poutini West Coast region to help guide investment processes and decisions for 2024. It also provides insights into potential future investment. An emphasis has been put on priority sectors as identified in the Regional Workforce Plan (RWP).

This advice should be read in conjunction with the Te Tai Poutini West Coast RWP and the RWP Supporting Document which provides broader context and additional detail.

Te Tai Poutini West Coast RWP

We consulted with a cross section of stakeholders including central and local government, industry, employers, iwi, unions, workforce development councils, and other key community to shape this advice.

Regional context and workforce aspirations

Regional Workforce Plan areas of priority for the region

The RSLG considers these sectors to be of strategic importance: 

  • Accommodation and food services 
  • Health care and social assistance
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing

Other sectors important to our region’s economy and that are currently or are forecast to experience a shortage of workers include:

  • Food and Fibre
  • Tourism
  • Conservation/Biodiversity
  • Retail
  • Mining/Energy
  • Engineering
  • Advanced Digital/IT
  • Education/Training/Professional Services.
Last updated: 10 July 2023