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Council member Expressions of Interest for Workforce Development Councils now open

Council member Expressions of Interest for Workforce Development Councils now open

Last updated 31 March 2021
Last updated 31 March 2021

Ko te mauri o te tangata, ko te ora o te iwi. The lifeforce of the individual is the lifeblood of the people.  

Applications closed on Friday 16 April 2021.

We are working to establish six new Workforce Development Councils, which will enable industry to have a greater leadership role in vocational education.

As part of this work, Expressions of Interest are invited from industry leaders with significant governance experience who want to play a part in leading the industry led Workforce Development Councils and creating new futures for all learners.  

We are seeking governance Council members for the following Workforce Development Councils:  

  • Construction and Infrastructure  
  • Creative, Cultural, Recreation and Technology  
  • Health, Community and Social Services  
  • Manufacturing, Engineering and Logistics  
  • Primary Industries  
  • Service Industries. 

We are looking for candidates who:   

  • are respected industry leaders and who can think strategically about, and respond to, the needs of the breadth of sectors represented by a Workforce Development Council
  • have significant governance experience as well as excellent communication and collaboration skills, and a commitment to the kaupapa of the Workforce Development Councils
  • are of whakapapa Māori and can bring significant cultural competence and networks, including those with experience from within Māori employer or employee groups
  • can demonstrate support from industry associations, membership bodies, iwi and Māori authorities, or other relevant groups, and, or, have Union or employee group endorsement.

Applications closed on Friday 16 April 2021.

The appointment of Council members is running concurrently with the legislative processes to legally establish the Workforce Development Councils.  The secondary legislation, the Orders in Council, will progress through the legislative processes and once passed, the Council member appointments to the Workforce Development Councils can be confirmed.  This is targeted to be in the middle of this year.

Workforce Development Councils are new entities being set up to ensure industry and employers can have a strong voice as part of the unified vocational education system.  They will provide skills leadership, set standards, and develop qualifications. Workforce Development Councils will moderate and endorse the suitability of programmes that lead to relevant qualifications that both learners and industry need now and in the future. They will also provide vocational education investment advice to the TEC.

For more information

About Workforce Development Councils

About the Reform of Vocational Education