Welcome from TEC Chief Executive Tim Fowler

Welcome from TEC Chief Executive Tim Fowler

Last updated 29 April 2022
Last updated 29 April 2022

TEC Chief Executive Tim Fowler


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The recent RoVE virtual hui was a major highlight as we continue to progress the reform programme at pace. More than 240 representatives from education agencies, TEOs, WDCs, RSLGs, schools, learner forums and associations, unions, employers, chambers of commerce and the careers sector, and others interested or involved in RoVE attended the 6 April event.

RoVE is all about collaboration and knowledge sharing and, with the huge amount of progress that has been made on RoVE in the last few months, the hui was a fantastic opportunity to take stock, meet new people and discuss our path forward.

In the first of two opening addresses, Minister Chris Hipkins commented on the immense progress that has been made on the reform programme and emphasised the positive impact RoVE will have for learners, with more support, greater flexibility on learning locations and improved options to continue training if an employment situation changes.

Minister Carmel Sepuloni highlighted the key role that RSLGs have in the future of vocational education and training.  Their role to identify local solutions and ensuring a joined-up approach to labour market planning was dependent on the RSLGs’ close engagement with stakeholders to share intelligence from a local perspective.

A number of topics were covered in panel discussions and presentations, with focus areas being learners at the centre of the system, supporting employers through RoVE and the role of Te Tiriti at the centre of the reforms. All discussions were captured on video and, together with all the presentations, can be viewed on our website.

Also this month, we take a look at an online learning management system which helps build the relationship between apprentices and training advisors.

Thank you all for continuing to support the RoVE programme.

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