Planning for our future workforce

The Bay of Plenty Regional Skills Leadership Group (RSLG) recently released its first Regional Workforce plan.

The plan builds on regional aspirations, priorities and actions for our current and future workforce, with specific focus areas including primary industry, education, digital technology skills and infrastructure, climate change impacts and workforce resilience.

The plan was developed with regional stakeholders from across the rohe on a ‘Mā te Māori, Mō te Māori’ foundation to reflect the importance of partnership under Te Tiriti o Waitangi and to ensure equitable outcomes for everyone in our communities.

It predominantly focuses on regional solutions to regional problems, but also suggests actions at a central government level where the challenge or opportunity is a national one.

The Bay of Plenty RSLG is one of 15 groups set up across the country to identify and support better ways of meeting future skills and workforce needs.

RSLGs are part of a joined-up approach to labour market planning that sees workforce, education and immigration systems working together to better meet the differing skills needs across Aotearoa New Zealand.

The Regional Workforce Plan can be found here