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New Leaders Help Fix Skills Shortage

Skills Shortage

Education Minister Chris Hipkins has stated that six new groups tasked with bringing togeth*-er industry and vocational education providers now have the required tools and leadership to do their work

The Workforce Development Council (WDC) will set skill standards, help industry plan what and how training is given and play a leadership role for industries.

Future planning is critical to ensure training providers are offering the right courses, to get the right people graduating with the right skills to address NZ’s skill shortages.

This includes meeting the needs of industries currently facing recruitment difficulties including IT, engineering, primary industries, building and construction etc.

The WDC will moderate assessments against industry standards and, if required, set and moderate assessments at the end of a qualification.

Every industry is covered by one of the six Workforce Development Councils:


  • Hanga-Aro-Rau Manufacturing, Engineering and Logistics
  • Waihanga Ara Rau Construction and Infrastructure
  • Muka Tangata – People, Food and Fibre
  • Toi Mai
  • Community, Health, Education and Social Services, and
  • Services.

The WDCs will be up and running from October 2021.

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