What matters to industry matters to us

Forecasts show the manufacturing, engineering, and logistics (MEL) sectors will need to fill over 157,000 jobs over the next 5 years to 2029, an average of 31,500 per year, to meet Industry's need to grow and ensure continued productivity (Infometrics 2024). 

The Workforce Development Plans identify current and future workforce trends, needs, barriers and opportunities aimed at supporting a sustainable workforce with the capabilities and skills required to meet current and future challenges.

Mā wai te huarahi e hora? Mā ngā ahumahi!

Who will pave the pathway forward? Industry will!

Sector action plans

We have engaged with thousands of regional stakeholders over the past year and gathered valuable insights from our Industry Stakeholder Group and our nine National Industry Advisory Groups. In addition to identifying specific focus areas for each of the nine sectors listed below, we have pinpointed common challenges resonating across all manufacturing, engineering, and logistics sectors, grouped under:

  • Strong Workforce Pipeline
  • Ageing Workforce
  • Qualifications

Click through to our Cross-Sector Action Plan to see what Hanaga-Aro-Rau are doing to address and support these critical pain points.

Or click on your sector below to access key insights and qualification pathway information.

Commercial Transport
Commercial Transport
Coming soon
Ports
Ports
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Manufacturing
Manufacturing
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Engineering
Engineering
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Automotive
Automotive
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Marine
Marine
Coming soon
Supply Chain and Distribution
Supply Chain and Distribution
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Food and Beverage Manufacturing
Food and Beverage Manufacturing
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Extractives
Extractives
Coming soon

Delivering on our core functions

Laying the foundation for the actions identified in these workforce development plans is our ongoing commitment to deliver our core functions for the industries we support and the vocational education system.

Skills leadership

To lead and coordinate industry efforts to identify workforce needs and support the vocational education system and employers to meet those needs. This is supported by research and analysis, advocacy, workforce plan development and contributing to career services.

Qualifications system products

To develop and maintain industry qualifications, capstone assessments and skill standards that meet industry needs.

Endorse programmes

To provide industry with assurance that their needs will be met by programmes. The programme endorsement function provides learners and employers with confidence and supports consistent and coherent programme delivery in the system.

Moderation activities

To ensure learners have met a required standard when they are awarded a qualification. This involves confirming that assessment materials are fit for purpose and that assessment decisions are fair, valid and consistent with the national standard.

Brokerage and advisory services

Brokerage services aim to help employers and industries meet their skills needs. Advisory services aim to guide employers and industries on the importance of vocational education and training and improve learner/worker experiences in their industries.

Advice to TEC

Through key insights and knowledge gathered from our Industry stakeholders, provide investment advice to the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) to support funding decisions.

We want to hear from you

These Workforce Development Plans are our functions in action and remain agile to changing Industry and VET sector needs. We encourage and seek continual feedback, so if you would like to contact our team, please email info@hangaarorau.nz