New Zealand’s Regional Skills Leadership Groups were formed in June 2020 to identify and support better ways of meeting future skills and workforce needs in our regions and cities.
Each region’s group is led by regional industry leaders, economic development agencies, and iwi, worker and government representatives, who will contribute their knowledge and local expertise to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).

Their first task is to support an immediate response to the impact of COVID-19 on their region’s labour market. In the longer term, they will develop a workforce plan, which will ensure their region has the right skills and workforce to seize economic opportunities.

This work follows on from the Bay of Plenty Tertiary Intentions Strategy (TIS), developed to connect the region’s tertiary providers, along with government agencies, economic development agencies, iwi, industry and community groups to ensure the region’s current and future research and education priorities are met.

The summary document can be found here.

The full TIS document and appendices are available here:
Tertiary Intentions Strategy
Māori consultation report
Literature review

For more information, see the TIS factsheet and FAQs.