Vocational Training – Our Industry Needs Your Feedback

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Tēnā koe,

We need your feedback.

The current vocational training system is undergoing significant change, and industry needs to be heard.

The Reform of Vocational Education (RoVE) is a bold, once-in-a-generation, transformational change that aims to create a strong, sustainable, unified vocational education and training system, capable of delivering the skills that learners, employers and communities need to thrive.

Six Workforce Development Councils (WDCs) will be established and will be at the heart of this new system. The WDCs will enable industry to take a lead in making Aotearoa New Zealand’s workforce fit for today and for future employment needs. WDCs will be industry’s channel to influence training for its people.

We represent the interim Establishment Board (iEB) for the Creative, Cultural, Recreation & Technology Sectors and are charged with establishing the WDC for these sectors.

This is the first step and provides the opportunity for you to have a say about how the WDC is being established, and to find out more about RoVE. This initial engagement will be followed by a statutory consultation process, led by the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC), during October. There are other WDC processes to come in the future and you can be engaged in those too if you want to.

WDCs will set a vision for the future workforce

WDCs’ role is to strengthen collaboration between industry, employers, employees and communities and contribute to the new vocational education and training system by:

  • Determining a strategic view of the future skill requirements of industries and translating industry skill needs for the vocational education system.
  • Setting standards, developing qualifications and helping shape the curriculum of vocational education.
  • Providing advice to the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) on investment in vocational education, and determining the appropriate mix of skills and training for the industries they cover.
  • Endorsing programmes that lead to qualifications, whether work-based (such as apprenticeships), oncampus or online. In the future, TEC will only fund vocational programmes endorsed by a WDC.
  • Providing employers with brokerage and advisory services.

The work of the WDC will support both recent school leavers and upskilling for those who are mid-career.

Interim Establishment Board (iEB) role and your input

The Creative, Cultural, Recreation & Technology iEB is responsible for developing an Order in Council (OIC) which is the statutory instrument that will establish the WDC for Creative, Cultural, Recreation & Technology industries as a legal entity. Industry support is required to enable this process to occur.

The OIC will contain basic details, including the name, coverage, and governance arrangements of the WDC for Creative, Cultural, Recreation & Technology industries. Your feedback, and that of your networks is important. Without this, the WDCs cannot be established as the Minister of Education can only recommend the OIC if the Minister is confident that the views of the represented industries have been taken into account.
Formal consultation, in addition to this current engagement, on the OICs will take place later this year, after this initial engagement process.

We encourage you, and your stakeholders, to get involved in this process. Please feel free to forward this to anyone you think will be interested in this work.

Have your say

1. Please review the information attached in the OIC engagement fact sheet

2. Provide comments and feedback relating to governance arrangements, legal name and sector coverage on this feedback form

3. Contact us directly through email – CCRT.iEB@tec.govt.nz

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We need your feedback! Please take this 5 minute survey:

Ngā mihi nui,

Victoria Spackman ONZM – Chair – CCRT interim Establishment Board

Niq James – Member – CCRT interim Establishment Board

On behalf of the Creative, Cultural, Recreation and Technology Interim Establishment Board:

Richard Beddie, Tommy Honey, Hinurewa te Hau, Paul Tolich, Karl Wixon, Emma Naji.

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