Priorities for the next 12 months

Our RWP 2022 remains relevant and well targeted and continues to be valid.

As a living document we anticipate that some of our proposed activities may be amended or deferred to future years – especially as circumstances change, opportunities arise, or other higher priorities emerge. 

For the next 12 months we will continue to work on some of our Year 1 actions, and continue to foster solutions, build relationships, bring stakeholders together and share our labour market insights.

The new actions we intend to work on this year are:

Our key focus areas and actions

Focus area 1

Young people have the skills they need to meet regional forecast job growth and employer needs.


  • Help ākonga to discover, explore, and connect to the world of work through initiatives that enable meaningful connections with employers from our priority sectors.

Focus area 2

Maximising Te Tai Poutini’s workforce to meet our current and future skills and labour demands.


  • Encourage and support employers to understand their current and anticipated future workforce skill sets and needs that are required to be high performing organisations. 
  • Identify business strategic human resource advice and support needs and potential service providers.  Provide information and support to help employers.

Focus area 3

Connecting our employers, educators, and workers to future-proof our labour market.


  • Promote the sharing of ideas and learnings between sectors and businesses for improved labour market outcomes.

Focus area 4

Enabling workplaces to be more worker friendly, flexible and inclusive.


  • Actively engage with older workers to understand what information, support and training they need to successfully participate in our labour market.
  • Assist employers with the implementation of wellbeing strategies that benefit both the employee and employer.

Focus area 5

Māori have the skills and knowledge to succeed at all stages of their careers.


  • Understand the training and support needs that are required for Māori to successfully participate in our labour market.
  • Promote to whānau the diverse career opportunities and pathways available to their rangatahi.